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 19 Hill Stations near Coimbatore To Beat The Summer Heat

1. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu - Quaint hill station near Coimbatore

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68 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

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 from Coimbatore: 70 kms

Best Time: October to March

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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84 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Ooty Botanical Gardens

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 from Coimbatore: 85 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations near Coimbatore

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173 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

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 from Coimbatore: 171 kms

Best Time: September to May

4. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

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195 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Killiyur Falls Emerald Lake, Yercaud Lady's Seat

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 from Coimbatore: 195 kms

Best Time: October to June

View hotels starting from ₹ 800

5. Idukki, Kerala - Eco-village in the western ghats

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278 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Gavi Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam

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 from Coimbatore: 191 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,000

6. Madumalai, Tamil Nadu

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123 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Madumalai National Park The Jungle Safari Theppakadu Elephant Camp

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: 130 kms

Best Time: December to June

7. Munnar, Kerala - One of the best hill stations near Coimbatore

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158 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Pothamedu View Point

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 from Coimbatore: 156 kms

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 4,498

8. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu - The Hills of Good Times

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96 kms from Coimbatore

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: 200 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

9. Devikulam, Kerala - A lake in which Goddess Sita bathed

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182 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

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: 166 kms

Best Time: November to May

10. Kotagiri, Karnataka

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64 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Elk Falls Longwood Shola Trekking

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: 65 kms

Best Time: December to May

View hotels starting from ₹ 849

11. BR Hills, Karnataka - Serene hill station near Coimbatore

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177 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Activities

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 kms

Best Time: April to October

12. Thrissur, Kerala - A Keralan Festival

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114 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Athirapally Falls Charpa Falls Vadakummnathan temple

Officially known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is famous for fostering classical Keralan performing arts, religious sites and the renowned Onam festival, Thrissur Pooram festival and Vadakkumnathan Temple.
Distance from Coimbatore: 114 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,541

13. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

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200 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Banasura Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Edakkal Caves

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.
Distance from Coimbatore: 195 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

14. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka

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385 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Mullayanagiri Kudremukh National Park Baba Budangiri

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: 386 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

15. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu - Home to the Arunachala Temple

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330 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Sathanur Dam Annamalaiyar temple Gingee Fort

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: 333 kms

Best Time: October to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 265

16. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

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316 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

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: 318 kms

Best Time: October to March

17. Hassan, Karnataka

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322 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Hoysala Temples at Mosale Shettihalli Church Gorur Dam

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: 325 kms

Best Time: Throughout the year

18. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - The Call of the Hills

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341 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp Jalagamparai Falls Nature park

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: 340 kms

Best Time: November to February

View hotels starting from ₹ 876

19. Shimoga (Shivamogga), Karnataka

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442 kms from Coimbatore

Known For : Dabbe Falls Kodachadri Jog Falls Agumbe

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: 444 kms

Best Time: July to December

View hotels starting from ₹ 675

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

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