Jan 24, 2023

Coimbatore Chronicles: Temples, Heritage, and Automotive Marvels in a Day

Filled with dozens of significant temples, Coimbatore has a certain aura hovering in its air. The city rests on the banks of the Noyyal River and is considered the traditional hub of Tamil Nadu, where you can experience the dominance of local dance, music and other forms. The people here are very welcoming, who will make your stay even more memorable with their hospitality. That said, we have created an itinerary of must-visit places and experiences that you should have in the city to make your trip worthwhile.

Dhyanalinga Temple

As the name suggests, Dhyanlinga Temple is a place where people from across the world come to meditate. The temple was built by the prestigious Auroville Earth Institute in 1999, sheltering a 14 feet mercury-based linga to contain the energy that comes from it.

Timings: 6 am – 8 pm


While being in the southernmost part of India, you can’t keep yourself deprived of the signature south Indian dish, Idli Sambar. In fact, you would not be able to do so even if you wanted to because the place is loaded with such eateries. So, the wisest thing to do is to find a convenient eatery and savour the traditional breakfast.

Adiyogi Shiva

If you thought 14 feet Shiva Linga was enough to impress you at Dhyanalinga, then get ready to be blown away by the 112 feet tall Shiva statue known as Adiyogi Shiva. In fact, the statute is also recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for its massiveness.

Timings: 6 am – 8 pm

Adiyogi Shiva, Coimbatore


After devoting some time to God, you can now devote some to relish delicious local food. Our recommendation is to try Kongunadu Biryani for lunch which is a type of white biryani.

GeDee Car Museum

Next, head to the marvellous GeDee Car Museum, which is one of the few active automobile museums in India. From vintage cars dating back to the 18th century to new technology cars, you will find all of them inside, along with detailed information about how the automobile industry evolved over time.

Timings: 9 am – 6:30 pm

Fees: 150 – 400rs

Marudamalai Temple

Keep your energy safe for your last resort, which is the iconic Marudamalai Temple belonging to the 12th century. The temple resides on the top of a hill and offers a pleasant view of the western ghats from above.

Timings: 6 am – 1 pm & 4 pm – 7 pm

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Shop at Oppanakara Street

Before closing your day, you can go for a quick shopping at Oppanakara Street.

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