Hill Stations near Coimbatore To Beat The Summer Heat

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Hill Stations near Coimbatore

Coimbatore can get quite hot during the summer months. It is best to get on a weekend getaway and escape the heat at one of the numerous hill stations near Coimbatore. With places located all over South India, you can pick add and check off places from your bucket list this summer!

Here is the list of 20 Hill Stations near Coimbatore To Beat The Summer Heat

1. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

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Coonoor is a beautiful and serene hill station near Coimbatore within 100 kms. The quaint town is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km from Ooty.

Distance: 68 km from Coimbatore

Distance from Coimbatore: 68 km

Best Time: October to March

17 Coonoor Attractions

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris
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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

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The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station near Coimbatore which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round.

Distance: 85 km from Coimbatore

Distance from Coimbatore: 84 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Ooty Attractions

3. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - Land of the Seven Forest

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - Land of the Seven Forest
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Known For : Killiyur Falls Lady's Seat Bear's Cave

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Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.

Distance:  194 km from Coimbatore

Distance from Coimbatore: 194 km

Best Time: October to June

20 Yercaud Attractions

4. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Scotland of India

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Scotland of India
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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

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Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous romantic destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Distance: 176 km from Coimbatore

Distance from Coimbatore: 177 km

Best Time: September to May

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

5. Kotagiri, Karnataka - 65 KM from Coimbatore

Kotagiri, Karnataka - 65 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Elk Falls Longwood Shola Trekking

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Kotagiri is a smallest and oldest hill station, nestled in the lap of Nilgiri Hills bounded by surroundings that exhibits peace and tranquility. A hill town that was first noticed by the British as their summer home away from the heat of plains, today, it is again gaining popularity among tourists.

Distance from Coimbatore: 64 km

Best Time: December to May

7 Kotagiri Attractions

6. Munnar, Kerala - Kashmir of the South

Munnar, Kerala - Kashmir of the South
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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

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The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Distance: 160 km from Coimbatore

Distance from Coimbatore: 162 km

Best Time: September to May

46 Munnar Attractions

7. BR Hills, Karnataka - 155 KM from Coimbatore

BR Hills, Karnataka - 155 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Adventure Activities

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The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, are a bit of heaven between the Western and the Eastern Ghats, with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

Distance from Coimbatore: 177 km

Best Time: April to October

5 BR Hills Attractions

8. Valparai, Tamil Nadu - 111 KM from Coimbatore

Valparai, Tamil Nadu - 111 KM from Coimbatore

Situated at 1500m above sea level in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, Valparai is an obscure yet tranquil hill station in the Anamalai Hills. Its alluring combination of grassy knolls, clean air, and picturesque sights entice tourists from all over the country and beyond, rendering it one of the most sought-after destinations in the southern region of the Western Ghats.

Distance from Coimbatore: 113 km

9. Idukki, Kerala - The Spice Garden of Kerala

Idukki, Kerala - The Spice Garden of Kerala
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Known For : Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam Idukki Arch Dam

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With remains of Chera dynasty, Vembolinad Kingdom, and European plantations in the later years, this rugged hill station near Coimbator is best known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests.

Distance: 249 km from Coimbatore

Distance from Coimbatore: 279 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

37 Idukki Attractions

10. Madumalai, Tamil Nadu - 130 KM from Coimbatore

Madumalai, Tamil Nadu - 130 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Madumalai National Park The Jungle Safari Theppakadu Elephant Camp

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Mudumalai National Park is a part of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, located at a distance of 150 kilometres from Coimbatore, in the Nilgiri District of Tamilnadu. It connects the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats and owes its popularity to the fact that it’s home to many vulnerable and endangered animal and bird species. The neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka both have their borders adjacent to the park. The Ooty-Mysore highway passes through the forest, curving around the Moyar river which separates Mudumalai and the Bandipur National Park.

Mudumalai is presently being considered for declaration as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The 6,000 square kilometre area under consideration comprises of the Western Ghats in Nilgiri, encompassing all of Mudumalai National Park.

Distance from Coimbatore: 123 km

Best Time: December to June

3 Madumalai Attractions

11. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu - 194 KM from Coimbatore

Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu - 194 KM from Coimbatore
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Bellikkal is one of those places where you can completely relax, without having to worry about a 'to-do' list for your vacations and yet experience mountains that will steal your breath away. Instead of having a hundred places to offer, it will take you by its beauty, calmness and serenity.

Distance from Coimbatore: 97 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12. Devikulam, Kerala - 171 KM from Coimbatore

Devikulam, Kerala - 171 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

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A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station near Coimbatore.

Distance from Coimbatore: 186 km

Best Time: November to May

4 Devikulam Attractions

13. Vythiri, Kerala - 210 KM from Coimbatore

Vythiri, Kerala - 210 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembara peak Soochipara Falls

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62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages.

Distance from Coimbatore: 212 km

Best Time: October to Apr

5 Vythiri Attractions

14. Wayanad, Kerala - 195 KM from Coimbatore

Wayanad, Kerala - 195 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

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Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Distance from Coimbatore: 199 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

34 Wayanad Attractions

15. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - 386 KM from Coimbatore

Chikmagalur, Karnataka - 386 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Kudremukh National Park Mullayanagiri Baba Budangiri

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If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Distance from Coimbatore: 370 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

18 Chikmagalur Attractions

16. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu - 333 KM from Coimbatore

Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu - 333 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Sathanur Dam Annamalaiyar temple Gingee Fort

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A town that offers a significant history adorned in its countless temples and ashrams, Thiruvannamalai is where Hindu Mythology takes the form of stunning architecture

Distance from Coimbatore: 329 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Thiruvannamalai Attractions

17. Coorg, Karnataka - 318 KM from Coimbatore

Coorg, Karnataka - 318 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Distance from Coimbatore: 316 km

Best Time: October to March

36 Coorg Attractions

18. Hassan, Karnataka - 325 KM from Coimbatore

Hassan, Karnataka - 325 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Hoysala Temples at Mosale Shettihalli Church Bhagwan Bahubali Statue

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Hassan is located 187kms from Bangalore lying in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka. The city derives its name from its presiding deity Goddess Hassanamba which in Kannada language mean 'Smiling mother'.

Distance from Coimbatore: 323 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Hassan Attractions

19. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - 329 KM from Coimbatore

Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - 329 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp Jalagamparai Falls Nature Park

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A quaint little hill station near Coimbatore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful places like the Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and rose garden, among others. The ideal destination for nature lovers, Yelagiri is a town that is completely off the beaten tourist trail, lending it a quieter and much more peaceful vibe compared to other more famous hill stations nearby. Originally belonging to the Zamindar family of Yelagiri, the hill station began to gain popularity since the colonial rule, when it was used by the British as a summer getaway. Ever since then, it has been one of the hidden gems of South India, replete with rocky hills and natural scenic beauty, making it the perfect place to take a break from the fast-paced city life.

Distance from Coimbatore: 339 km

Best Time: November to February

13 Yelagiri Attractions

20. Shimoga (Shivamogga), Karnataka - 443 KM from Coimbatore

Shimoga (Shivamogga), Karnataka - 443 KM from Coimbatore
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Known For : Jog Falls Dabbe Falls Kodachadri

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With nature in its full bloom, the town of Shimoga has been a home to several great dynasties and kingdoms. Steeped in rich heritage and culture, this main city of Shimoga District derives its name from the words 'Shiv-Mukha' implying 'Face of Lord Shiva'.

Distance from Coimbatore: 443 km

Best Time: July to December

36 Shimoga Attractions

Which of these hill stations near Coimbatore do you want to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

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