There are many tourist spots available in and around Madurai.
Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the southern banks of river Vaigai in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Meenakshi and her consort, Shiva, named here as Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai. The complex houses 14 gateway towers called gopurams, ranging from 45-50m in height, the tallest being the southern tower, 51.9 metres (170 ft) high, and two golden sculptured shrine over sanctum of the main deities.
The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure is built during 1623 to 1655. The annual 10 day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival celebrated during April - May.
The artistic beauty and historical importance of the 17th century Pudhu Mandapam near Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple remains hidden from the public due to the indifferent attitude of the city corporation. The 333-foot-long and 25-foot-wide mandapam which has 125 pillars, each pillar bearing sculptures of Nayak kings and goddesses, had been rented to shopkeepers many years ago. The Pudhu Mandapam which depicts the sculptures of almost ten Nayak kings is one of the wonderful monuments in Madurai, which must be preserved. It was constructed by Visavanatha Nayak in 1635.
One of the Collectors of Madurai, U Sagayam, identified the historical importance of Pudhu Mandapam and ordered that the mandapam be converted into a tourist spot.
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Ayiram Kaal Mandapam or the 1000 carved pillars hall (985 pillars to be exact). Built in AD 1569 during the beginning of the Nayak Dynasty by Ariyanatha Mudaliar in 1569 and it is a structure where the engineering skill and artistic vision are blended. Famous for its musical pillars - When tapped each pillar produces a different note. The musical pillars are currently off limits as over usage by tourists and old age have damaged them.
Thirumalai Nayakar Palace
Thirumalai Naicker Mahal is a famous tourist spot in Madurai, situated 2kms south east of Meenakshi Temple. The palace was built in 1636 by Thirumalai Nayakar. The 248 pillars in the Mahal are 18 feet circumference and 18 feet to 35 feet height. The dome decorated with Makara fishes, lotus flower, fishes holding the bouquet are wonderful. In Dharbar where the King sits has 12 pillars and it's shape is Octagonal. This Raja's chamber was constructed with two walls, in between the walls air flow is possible so the King's dharbar remained cool in summer months. Furniture and utensils used by the kings have been exhibited inside the palace. The palace is equipped to perform Light & Sound shows depicting the story of Silappathikaram in both Tamil and English languages.
The Mariamman Theppakulam
The Mariamman Theppakulam in Vandiyur - 5km south east of Meenakshi Temple is one of the the huge Temple tank in south India. It was built in 1636 and was commissioned by Thirumalai Nayakar. The area of the tank is approximately equal to the area of Meenakshi Temple.
The length of the tank is 1000 feet and width is 950 feet. The mandapam and temple in the center of the tank enshrines an idol of Lord Vigneshwara, the elephant-faced god. It is said to have been found when the earth was being dug out from here to build the Tirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. So the place attained sanctity and was converted into a Teppakulam (tank).
The Float Festival is celebrated here on the Full Moon Day from mid-Jan, to mid-Feb every year. The tank has total of 12 long stairs (steps) on all four sides.
Gandhi Museum is a great historic Palace of Rani Mangammal during 1670. This palace was the official residence of the District Collectors of Madurai for many years. In 1955 the palace and the land of 12 acres were dedicated to Gandhi Smarak Nidhi by the government of Tamilnadu in remembrance of the life and work of father of the nation.
The museum contains paintings, sculptures, Gandhian quotations, a fine exhibition of South Indian village industries and handicrafts associated with Gandhiji. The model display of the dhoti Ghandhi was wearing when he was assassinated can be seen.
Great treasures such as copies of Gandhiji's letters and microfilm reels are preserved in the museum library.
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Koodal Alagar Temple is a Vishnu temple located 2km west of the city, has three altars, one on top of the other, in which Lord Vishnu is in three different poses: sitting, standing, and reclining. The main deity of the temple is Koodal Alagar, who is in a sitting posture. Above the shrine of this deity are the altars of Sri Ranganatha, in a reclining pose, and Perumal, in a standing pose. There are intricate woodcarvings, including one of Lord Rama's coronation. This is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples. There is a Navagraha (nine planets) enclosure in this temple. Lord Alagar's procession to the bank of the Vaigai River on the full moon day is one of the most interesting events of the festival. Lord Vishnu rides on a real-gold horse-chariot to his sister's wedding.
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Alagarkoil Since the presiding deity is of the temple is Alagar (the beautiful), the temple is called Alagar Koil. This is an important Vishnu temple, about 18 km northeast of Madurai, at Alagar Hill. This is one of the most ancient temples in India and round the temple are ruins of an ancient fortified town. The recently renovated gopurams of this temple look resplendent.
The Mahabharata says that this temple was visited by both Yudhisthira and Arjuna. It is said that Koorattalwar, the chief disciple of Ramanuja, regained his eyesight by worshipping the deity here. Don't miss the 2,000 years old Sudarsana-chakra in this temple.
Solai Amman Temple
This is one of the six of the holiest of Murugan shrines refered to as the Aarupadai Veedugal. Unlike the other five temples, there is no grand edifice surrounding the central shrine of worship. However, this is a holy shrine venerated by the Skanda puranam and by Nakkeerar's Thirumurugatrupadai of the Sangam period. Arunagirinathar's Thirupugazh also reveres this shrine.
This shrine is located on a hill adjacent to theKallazhagar Temple in the outskirts of Madurai, a fortified temple complex, revered as one of the 108 abodes of Vishnu glorified by the hymns of the Alwars.
The Chithirai Festival is held during April-May. On this occasion the marriage of Goddess Meenakshi to Lord Sundareswarar is celebrated. The procession of Lord Kallalagar (Lord Vishnu), the elder brother of Goddess Meenakshi, from Alagarmalai to give away his sister married to Lord Sundareswar.
Legend has it that Lord Vishnu as Azhagar rode on a golden horse to Madurai to the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi (Parvathi) with Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva). On the occasion, a decorated chariot carrying the two idols of the couple is taken around the town to the tumultuous notes of Nadaswaram and beats of drums.
A spiritual ambience descends on Madurai. The festival draws a mammoth crowd. A trade exhibition and fairs organized during the festive occasion.
Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple
Thiruparangundram, located at a distance of 8 km south of Madurai. A rock-cut temple carved out of the mountain is considered as one of the abodes of Lord Murugan. Built in 8th century by Pandya King, the shrine in the temple is cut out of a solid rock.
The temple has a wide range of Hindu gods carved on the walls. The Subramanya cave temple has a shrine dedicated to Durga, with the figures of Ganesh and Subramanya on either side. Located atop a hill, the temple is believed to be one of six abodes of Lord Subramanya. A Dargah for Hazrat Sulthan Alauddin Badusha is also located in the top of the hill. The temple is a place from where sun and moon can be seen together at different times of the day.
ISKCON - Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as the Hare Krishna movement, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organization. This society has been founded in 1966 in New York City by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
This movement of mercy has spread to all continents of the world. Within 40 years it has established centers in most countries and important cities. The objective of this educational non-profit organisation is to make Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sankirtan movement available to every town and village.
Samanar Hills (Jain Caves)
Madurai is surrounded by eight hillocks that once served to guard the city from invading forces. Of these hills, three small but prominent hills (Yanaimalai, Pasumalai and Nagamalai - Elephant, Cow, and Snake Hill respectively) have several interesting legends associated with them. Samanar Hill, which is opposite to Nagamalai, is of historical importance. Samanars (Jains) were said to have stayed on the hill, fearing persecution from the then rulers of Madurai.
Many stone statues and other artifacts are present in Nagamalai. The top of the hill consists of naturally formed rocks which resemble the form of a crocodile. Even though there is no water source at the top of the hill, it has an permanent flow of water on one side at Puluthu, which is a herbal water which can be directly drunk.
Sri Mottai Vinayagar Temple
Before proceeding to open the shops and offices, dealers use to place the key of their business in front of Sri Mottai Vinayagar temple shrine. They believe that the growth of business depends on Vinayagar (Ganapathy's) grace. Therefore this Vinayaka is also known as Vyapara Pillayar. Before commencing any work, devotees seek Lord Vinayagar's (Ganapathy) permission by placing two chits before him.
Grass archanas are performed by devotees and they offer vastras (clothes) to Lord Vinayagar, when their wishes come true. Many doctors in the area of Sri Mottai Vinayagar temple offer coconuts to Vinayaka before doing a surgery. Vinayaka Chaturti festival is celebrated in a grand way in this temple.
St. Mary's Cathedral Church
St. Mary's Cathedral Church is located on East Velli Street in Madurai. This Church was built in the year 1840. It is one of the ancient Roman Catholic Churches in India. St. Mary's Cathedral Church is the seat of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai. It is located at 2 Km to the south-east of Madurai railway station and approximately 200 meters from the famous Thirumalai Nayak Palace on the old Koyavar Palayam road.
This Church is dedicated to Viagulamatha and originally it is known as Viagulamatha Koil. The two graceful Roman style bell towers of the church, which are about 42 meter high, are visible from a distance. The architecture of the church is a blend of several forms of European and Continental styles.
Pazhamudhir solai is a fertile hill which is rich in natural springs, herbs, fruits, flowers and vegetables. Lord Subramania temple is located 21 Km North of Madurai on the hill top, covered with dense forest. This hill is also known as Vrishabhadri or idabagiri. This temple is one of the six abodes (Arupadai Veedu) of Lord Subramania. At the foot of the hill, Azhagar Koil is situated.
This Pazhamudhir solai Lord Murugan is praised in old Tamil literature such as Silapathikaram, Ettuthokai, and Pattupattu etc. There is a waterfall named Noopura Ganga on top of the hill dedicated to Rakkayi Amman. The main idol of Lord Subramanian is housed in standing posture with single face and four hands with Goddess Valli and Devayanai on both sides.
Pandi Kovil, located in Madurai is dedicated to lord "Pandi Muniswarar". He was the savior (Kaaval theivam) of Madurai. Originally Lord Pandi was an ancient ruler of Madurai who was associated with the Tamil epic "Silapathikaram". Other than the main Lord Pandi Muniswarar, there is other idol of Lord "Samaya Karuppar" in the temple premises. When the people desires are fulfilled, they sacrifice the rice and fruits to the main Lord Pandi since he was a vegetarian and people sacrifice animals (cocks, goats), liquor, cigars and sometimes kanja (opium kind of thing) to Samaya Karuppar Lord.
In Madurai Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, allows all the devotees, irrespective of caste, creed, or religion, to attend in religious activities like, daily Aarti, Bhajans, and Discourses etc.
Immayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple
Sri Immayil Nanmai Tharuvar temple is a temple where Lord Shiva worshipped himself. The scriptures narrate the story of Brahma and Vishnu worshipping Lord Shiva but the temple has the history that Shiva worshipped himself. Lord Shiva himself installed the Linga here. It is firmly believed by the locals that, on worshipping the Lord Shiva here is relieved of all sins in this birth itself and qualifies for a birth in heaven.
The Lord Shiva appears along with his consort in a wedding pose in this temple. The temple represents the Prithvi (Earth) philosophy. This is the holy place where Lord Shiva sold bangles for women. According to scriptures, Sage Patanjali performed penance here.
Jayaveera Anjaneya Temple
Sri Jayaveera Anjaneya Temple is one of the rare Temple where Lord Anjaneya has a mount and bell in his tail. This temple is about 300 years old where Anjaneya idol poses one leg upward as if he is jumping. After the pooja, Vibuthi and Kumkum are offered to the devotees. Generally Vibuthi is offered only in Shiva Temples. The other wonder in the Sri Jayaveera Anjaneya Temple is the single idol having Chakrathazhwar and Narasimhar with four hands. The shrine for Navagraha (9 planets) is also present in the temple premises.
The idols showing Hanuman offering the Kanayazhi (the ring) to Mother Sita and other Ramayana related scenes are also installed in the temple.
Kazimar Big Mosque
Another 13th century structure is the Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara that was built by Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin who had come down from Oman. He built this beautiful mosque on a land received from the then Panidiya king, Koo Pandiyan and it is also one of the first worship place for Muslim's in Madurai. It is 500 meters from the Periyar bus stand and 1 kilometer southeast of Madurai junction and 800 meters southwest of the Meenakshi Temple. Madurai Maqbara, the Dargah of famous Madurai Hazrats (Their Holiness Hazrat Meer Ahamad Ibrahim, Hazrat Meer Amjad Ibrahim and Hazrat Syed Abdus Salaam Ibrahim Rahmatullahi Alaihim - Descendants of Prophet Muhammad) is also located inside the Kazimar Big Mosque premises.
Sri Aiyanar Swami (Kochadai Village Deity)
Sri Aiyanar Swami Temple is located 5 Km from Periyar bus stand, Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Aiyanar. Thousands of devotees throng to this place from all over Madurai district to worship Lord Aiyanar.
There are 21 deities in this temple. Aiyanar is worshipped as an Kuladevatha by the people of all communities. Since this god is very powerful no horse or carts drawn by horses are allowed in the temple vicinity. Statues of the three Tamil kings, Cheera, Chola and Pandya, and idols for Saptha Kannis (the seven maidens) are also seen in this temple.
The sthala (place) vruksham (tree) of the temple is Tamarind tree. Devotees pour milk to Nagamma under the Tamarind tree, for the removal of Naga Dosha (curse of the snake). People seeking for wedding boon tie Mangal sutras and people who wish for kids tie cradles using saris to the tamarind tree of the temple.
Gorippalayam Dargah is the largest mosque in Madurai. The name Gorippalayam was taken from the Persian word Gor, which means Grave. Since the Graves of the two famous saints of Islam and rulers of Madurai, Hazrat Sulthan Alauddin Badusha and Hazrat Sulthan Shamsuddin Badhusha are located here, it got the name Gorippalayam.
The tomb of this Dargah is 70 feet in diameter and 20 feet in height. It is made of a single block of stone which was brought from the Azhagar Hills. On the outer campus of the Maqbara of the Dargah campus, ancient Tamil inscriptions of 13th century can be found planted.
On 15th night of the Islamic month of Rabi al-awwal, the anniversary urus festival of the Dargah is commemorated. People from all over, visit this place to seek blessings and go back fruitfully.
Adhisyam Water Park
Athisayam, is a several acre Water Amusement Park located in Madurai, TamilNadu, India, established in 2000. It is located at a distance of 15 km (about 20 minutes) from the city centre. The Waterpark has sports rides for everyone from the thrill seeker in you to the more relaxed family attractions. You can enjoy the wide variety of water games and rides.
Visit our exciting Madurai Courtallam to experience the fun. Bring your camera fully loaded as there is enough food for your cameras in our park. More than 50 rides are there in the park.
Kodaikanal is one of Tamil Nadu's finest hill stations. It is situated 7,200 feet above sea level amongst the picturesque Western Ghats of India. Kodaikanal is located in the pazhani hill range and is under the administrative control of Dindigul District of Tamilnadu. The Kurinji Flower is in full bloom around December once in 12 years, and it bathes the valley in a beautiful sea of blue. Kodaikanal is also referred as Princess of Hill stations. The closest airport to Kodaikanal is Madurai 120 kms and there are lots of places to visit in Kodaikanal. They are Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Bryant Park, Kodai Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Green Valley View, Silent Valley View, Devil's Kitchen, Guna Caves, and Dolphins Nose.
The Hill Temple of Palani is one of the most famous temples of Lord Muruga in India. It is located in the town of Palani, 100 km southeast of Coimbatore and a similar distance northwest of Madurai. At its foot is the Temple of Thiru-avinan-kudi, one of the Arupadai Veedu. The Pazhani temple is referred by Nakeerar as the third among the Aarupadaiveedu in his work Thirumurugatrupadai. The Temple is situated upon the higher of the two hills of Palani, known as the Sivagiri. Traditionally, access to it was by the main staircase cut into the hill-side or by the yanai-padhai or elephant's path, used by the ceremonial elephants. Pilgrims bearing water for the ritual bathing of the idol, and the priests, would use another way also carved into the hill-side but on the opposite side.
Kumbakkarai Falls is situated in the foothills of the Palani Hills. The scenic waterfalls of Kumbakkarai is an ideal tourist destination, located around 105 kms from Madurai, 6 kms from Periyakulam and 35kms from Periyar bus stand on the way to Kodaikanal. It also serves as the base camp for trekkers venturing into the hills of Kodai. The pristine beauty of the Kumbakkarai hills is highlighted by its charming waterfall falling from a height of 87ft. These falls offer a breath taking view of the surrounding nature. A 500 year old temple dedicated to Goddess Thadagai Nachiamman, is located near this spot. Around 7kms from the falls is the amusement park Sirumalai.
Vaigai Dam in Madurai is built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti, in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. It provides water for irrigation for the Madurai district and the Dindigul district as well as drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti. Near the dam the Government of Tamil Nadu has constructed the Agricultural Research Station for researching the growing of a variety of crops, including paddy, sorghum, blackgram, cowpea and cotton. Vaigai Dam is a usual picnic spot for weekend for the locals around Madurai/Dindigul. There is a beautiful Man-made garden nearly about 1 1/2 Kms length and very attractive for children. One side of the dam is filled with all kinds of exotic flowers and plants and on the other side, the dam compete with the rugged natural beauty of the hills that borders the river. On Sundays, the dam site is illuminated and looks beautiful.
Megamalai tea estates is on the slopes of the Western ghats. This lovely place is bound to capture your imagination. One can also watch the animals roaming in the forest. Megamalai is located on the slopes of the Western Ghats, amidst the lush green Tea plantations and Cardamom estates. It is popularly called 'High Wavy Mountains'. It is a cool and misty mountain range and lies at a distance of 130 km from Madurai.
Suruli falls is located 56 km from Theni and 10 km from Cumbum in the Theni District which is near to Madurai. Nearest habitation is Kombaithozhu Village. It is 2 stages Cascading water falls. The Suruli River supplying the falls originates from the Megamalai mountain range. The falls drop from a height of 150 feet gathers into a pool, flows for a short distance and again plummets an additional 40 feet. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the Theni district and draws tourist particularly during the southwest monsoon. June - October is the best season due to monsoon activity, though there is some flow year round. This falls is tourist friendly with showers and changing area near the falls. Near Suruli Falls are 18 caves which represent Indian rock-cut architecture of the 18th Century.
Thekkady, Idukki district is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction which is near to Madurai. Thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq.km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. It is a splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar adds to the charm of the park. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife very close. The greatest attractions of Periyar, however, are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.
Munnar is a town located in the Idukki district of India's Kerala state, situated in the south Western Ghats of India. Most tourists come to Munnar to see the surrounding tea plantations. But it is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners. It is 1600 m (5400 ft) above sea level. Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India; Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. The blossoming of neelakunrinji in the Munnar hills has been an occasion for celebration for nature lovers and artists alike.
Courtallam famed as the 'Spa of South' in Tirunelveli district is around 160kms from Madurai. The main attraction of this summer resort situated at an elevation of about 167 mts. on the Western Ghats is its waterfalls. The waters of Courtallam are believed to have medicinal qualities as it flows through forests of herbs. The falls which attracts large number of visitors are: Main Falls (Peraruvi); Small Falls (Chitraruvi); Shenbagadevi falls (not safe to take bath); Honey Falls (Thenaruvi) ; Five Falls (Aindharuvi); Tiger Falls(Puli Aruvi); Old Falls (Pazhaya Courtallaruvi); New Falls (Puthu Aruvi); Fruit Garden Falls (Pazhathotta Aruvi). Near the main water falls, there is the Kutralanathar Temple dedicated to Lord Siva.
The holy city of Rameshwaram also known as the 'Varanasi of the South' in Ramanathapuram district is an island paradise of golden sand, situated 164 kilometers south-east of Madurai. This pilgrim center has two famous temples namely Ramanathaswamy Temple and Kothanda Ramaswamy temple. Ramanathaswamy temple which is 264 meters in length and 200 meters in breadth is on the eastern side of the island, close to the sea. The temple is known for its long corridors with pillars having beautiful sculptures. It also has a big tower measuring to a height of 38.4 meters. The Kothanda Ramaswamy temple is situated about 3 kilometers from the extreme tip of the island. Rameshwaram is one of the major marine food centres in South India.
Kanyakumari is situated 242 km from Madurai on the southern most tip of the Indian Sub Continent. This place is surrounded by three oceans such as Bay of Bengal in the east, Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south. Bordered by hills, sea shores, coconut trees and paddy fields, Kanyakumari is an ideal place to watch the sunrise and sunset. Bay wax museum, Theme Park, Gandhi Mandapam etc. are the tourists attraction here. There is also a memorial dedicated to Swami Vivekananda built in 1970, on a rocky peninsula where he sat in deep meditation. A statue of Vivekananda has also been installed in this memorial.
The temple town of Srivilliputhur is located in Virudhunagar District around 74 kilometers from Madurai. This place is surrounded by many temples and two of the major temples are dedicated to Sri Andal one of the devotees of Lord Vishnu and Vadapadrasayi or Perialwar (Lord Vishnu), believed to be built by Nayak kings. The tower gopuram of Vadapadrasayi temple, built in the 8th century is 60 meters in height and is one of the tallest in south India. The stone and ceiling of this temple are adorned with miniature figures.
Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil
Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil is more than 200 years old. The temple is built in a square shape. The idol of this temple is said to be installed by the soldiers of Tippu Sultan at the foot of the mountain. The temple got its name Kottai (Fort) Mariamman temple because of this. There are temples for Vetri Vinayaka at the South and Lord Muruga at the North of this temple. There is a Mandapam Hall at the centre of where there is a sculpture of a Lion facing the Sannidhi. The deity Moolavar is seen here, embedded deeply under the floor in the sanctum Sanctorum. Various incarnations of the Goddess Mariamman are depicted on the sniper structure over the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Sittannavasal is the best-known archaeological site in Pudukkottai. It is famous for its cave paintings, which are second only in importance after Ajanta paintings in the art history of India. It is perhaps the only place where you can find inscriptions in Tamil from the 3rd century BC to the 13th century AD. Also there are megalithic monuments such as stone-circles, urn and cists burials spread in the plains around the hill. Most of the monuments of this place are in and around a hill, which runs along the north-south direction. The hill itself is not very tall, reaching to about 70 meters.
Anapatti Anjeneyar Temple
Anjeneyar Temple in Anapatti is 5 kilometers from Nilakottai Taluk is quite popular among residents of this area. Nilakottai is 11 kilomteres from Batlagundu bus stand. This is said to be 300 year old temple built by Queen of Madurai Rani Mangamma. The idol will be half buried when the water is in full flow here. This temple is near the Peranai bridge, a regulator constructed by the British.
Monkey Falls is located near the uphill ghat road Valparai on the Pollachi-Valparai road in the Aanaimalai Hills range. It is a refreshing natural waterfalls. The Monkey falls is an excellent and ideal outdoor travelogue, which is situated some 65 kilometers away from Coimbatore city and it is some 27 kilometer away from Pollachi on Coimbatore-Pollachi-Valparai main road. The Monkey Falls are the most famous and popular tourism spot. People making their travel in the area of Coimbatore or Pollachi district will never miss to visit Monkey falls are they have an outstanding scenic attraction. This Monkey falls is an ideal place for the little children to take bathe. The entry ticket fee is very low and it just cost Rs. 2.00 to enter inside the falls.
Top slip is a picturesque location in the Aanaimalai Hills, is about 37 kms from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal picnic spot. Arrangements are available at Top slip to take tourists around the Sanctuary on elephant back or by van. Top Slip is a national park and a medical plant conservation area in Aanaimalai hills. It is famous for its elephant camp and its wildlife at Kollikamuthi. For thrill seekers accommodation is also available in a tree house. There are bungalows available within the Sanctuary in order to view natural sceneries and its wildlife. Top slip is the pollution free heavenly land. Top slip is located above the 800 feet from the sea level on the Aanaimalai mountain range. It stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. The unique teak forest, Bamboo Forest are also located near Top slip.
Ooty is a right spot for the lover of nature and to feel the touch of nature. It is located at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. It sparkles with fresh vegetation and sceneries. It is queen of all hill station. The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 meters. It attracts the tourist by its charming flowers. Lofty mountains, dense forest, acres and acres of tea estates are green feast for the eyes of the tourist. Botanical gardens, lamb's rock and Dobabetta peak, kalhatty fallskandal, cross shrine, mini garden and rose garden; Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park are till more amusing places in Ooty and its surroundings. Ooty lake boating is a remarkable spot which highly entertains the tourist. Its mountain train journey on a ratchet and restrain track which commences from kallar will give a new adventures effect.