Lush green valleys, skyrocketing peaks, rapidly cascading waterfalls, pleasant mountain breeze – there’s a plethora of places near Coimbatore to welcome the most beautiful phase of your married life. So if you’re someone who has just tied the knot, then say goodbye to the clichéd best places to hangout in Coimbatore, and pack your bags for a quick fun-filled getaway.
1. Pollachi, Tamil Nadu (46 km)
The land of natural wealth, Pollachi is one of the many hidden gems of Tamil Nadu. A specimen of nature’s artwork, Pollachi is strategically nestled along the cusp of Anamalai Hills and the plains of Coimbatore. Misty mountains that seem to float amidst clouds and tall green trees add to the charm of this beauty. Some of the sightseeing points in Pollachi that honeymoon couples can check out include Monkey Falls, Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, Anamalai Tiger Reserve and Topslip.
2. Palakkad, Kerala (52 km)
Made up of serene landscapes, this town is reckoned as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Fondly called the “Gateway of Kerala”, Palakkad is situated near the famous mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Be them wildlife spots like the Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary, natural sites like the Dhoni Waterfalls, historical places like the Palakkad Fort or spiritual sites like Kalpathy Temple – Palakkad has something for everyone.
3. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu(71 km)
While there are many places to hang out in Tamil Nadu such as the places to visit in Coimbatore, there’s none like Coonoor. Gently tucked away in the ranges of Western Ghats, this hill station is a great place to unwind away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Globally acclaimed for its production of Nilgiri tea, Coonoor houses verdant Nilgiri hills, its mesmerizing ravines, valleys and waterfalls; making it the fitting location for your perfect selfies. Some of the touristy places situated here include Lambs Rock, Dolphins Nose, St. Catherine Falls and Law’s Falls.
4. Munnar, Kerala (157 km)
A quaint hill station, Munnar is a blissful paradise, which is made up of blossoming plantations, waterfalls and peaks. Some of the prominent tourist attractions include Kolukkumalai Tea Estates, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Echo Point and Mattupetty Dam & Lake. But there’s much more to this beauty than being a nature lover’s heaven; for it is equally preferred by all those couples who love the thrill of adventure. Hiking, mountain biking, jungle safaris and camping are some of the popular activities here.
5. Kochi, Kerala (190 km)
A stark reminder of India’s tryst with French colonialism, Kochi is a collection of small islands and peninsulas situated along the shore of the Arabian Sea. The gentle swaying of palm trees and the splashing of ocean waves enhance Kochi’s ravishing beauty. This coastal city has quite a few places that should make it to any tourist’s itinerary – Sahodaran Ayyappan Museum, Paradesi Synagogue, Hill Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Vypeen Island, Kochi Fort Beach and Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple. It is also famous for its ayurvedic massages, Kappa (fish curry) and Pazham Pori (a sweet snack).