Coimbatore, along with being a busy business hub of southern India, is home to some of the most splendid natural attractions, delighting holidaymakers from all over the world. There are plenty of lakes in the city where families and groups can spend an entire day having fun, relaxing time.
Take a look at a few of them:
Spread over an area of 1.295 square kilometres, Ukkadam-Valankulam Lake is an ideal spot to explore, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lake is located between Trichy Road and Sungam Bypass Road and features a railway track passing over it and connecting Coimbatore Junction and Podanur. While a majority of people visit the lake to enjoy evening sunsets, bird lovers can spot different species of birds including Purple Moorhen and Little Grebes flying over the lake.
A popular tourist destination known for its lush greenery, Singanallur Lake remains a must visit for the nature lovers. One of the nine large lakes in the city, Singanallur Lake is best explored in the spring when different kinds of birds can be spotted here. It is a famed picnic spot visited by the locals largely during the weekends to unwind in the nature’s beauty.
Lying in the foothills of Valparai, Aliyar Reservoir is a charming spot where travellers can have a relaxing time. The forest and Green Spread Mountains, surrounding the reservoir, all add to the beauty of the place. The area is around 65 kilometres from Coimbatore and appeals with its beautiful parks, aquarium and the mini theme park. While the incredible scenic views impress all travellers, one can also enjoy activities like boating and sightseeing.
Less than two hours’ drive from Coimbatore, Thoonakkadavu Lake draws visitors from far and wide for a relaxing time. Surrounded by lush greenery and boasting clear waters, it is a lovely place where you can sit for hours with your family and friends while treating your eyes to stunning views and indulging in activities such as boating and golfing. There are tree huts near the lake that can be explored as well.
Popularly known as Kurichi Kulam, Kurichi Lake is an ideal picnic spot appealing to all visitors. The lake is situated on the way to Pollachi offering easy access to some other major tourist destinations in the city. There is a park around the lake with a walkway for enjoying a walk as well as a bicycle track. Bird lovers may get a chance to spot different species of birds around the lake.