Aliyar Reservoir is a 6.48 km2 reservoir located in the Aliyar village near Pollachi in Coimbatore. It is about 65 kilometers from Coimbatore. Aliyar dam is one of the famous dam in Coimbatore district.
The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai, in the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats.
The dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, garden, play area and a mini Theme-Park maintained by Tamil Nadu Corporation. The scenery is beautiful, with mountains surrounding three quarters of the reservoir.
If you are en route to Valparai, spend some time to visit this dam. This is a very beautiful place with a scenic view of the mountains in the backdrop.
A great place to hang out with family and kids, fish fry at government owned outlet was good. It was fresh dam fish. We can take a bath in the river nearby was awesome. Kids can enjoy a lot.
The dam visit would easily take max 2 hours time. There is good parking space and roadside food stalls near the entrance.
Entry fees for Alyar Dam Park is Rs.5
Top Slip is a place located in Palakkad district. It has a mixed review from people.
From the check post to top slip takes around 45 min. There is a forest office which manages the safari into the forest. You have to pay Rs. 200 per head for a Three-hours safari in a back-breaking, rundown vehicle. We should wait for safari pickup. There are a canteen and eco shop which are useful during the waiting time.
Private vehicles are allowed inside with prior approval from the forest department and you can see few elephants, bison, deer, wild boars, monkeys etc.
This place is more greenish and best for Natural Sightseeing. but not able to spot more animals. To enjoy climate and nature we can visit Topslip Tiger Forest.
Tigers are not seen here as they are very rare. You can take your binoculars along for a good view of animals from a distance.
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Anamalai Tiger Reserve is also known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park (IGWLS & NP) as it was previously named so.
It is located in the Anamalai hills of Pollachi. Well, It’s a great place according to the reviews of visitors.
You can see few bison, deer, elephants etc when you visit here.
Valparai is located at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and is situated 3,914 feet above the sea level.
Places in Valparai that attracts people are: Sholayar Dam, Nallamudi viewpoint, Aliyar Dam, Balaji Temple, Loam’s view point, The Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church, Nirar Dam, Koolangal River, Grass Hills etc.
The route from Aliyar to Valparai has got 40 Hair pin bends in 40kms stretch.
The route from Athirapally to Aliyar is full of wild animals and wild elephants are a common scene in this route.
Bear, Deers and sometimes even Leopards appear in Malakkappara – Valpara route.
Malakkappara & Valparai have got full of Tea estate. It has got some of the largest tea estate in India. You have budget home stays to estate bungalows available in Valparai.
Sholayar dam is about 22 kms from Valparai town. The drive to shooliyar dam is very scenic from Valparai.
Well, this is a totally new mall that was inaugurated on July 21, 2017.
Prozone mall is located on the Sathyamangalam road near Saravamppatti.
It assures international standards and is promoted by UK – based Intu Properties and designed by Bentel Architects, South Africa combined with Prozone Intu Properties.
It occupies a total area of 12 acres and houses about 100 brands both national and international that includes flowers, clothing, apparels, etc.
The most interesting thing is that, this building is horizontally designed and is a great place to be at. It is open from 10 AM and 11 PM.
The Fun Republic Mall is situated on Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore.
Inaugurated in the year 2012, this shopping mall occupies an area of around 3.5 acres and is managed by E-city ventures, a part of the Essel Group.
The main outlet here is Mc. Donald’s which are pretty huge other than the food court present in the shopping mall.
Totally 6 levels with 5 multiplex screens of Fun Cinemas can be witnessed here. Main clothing outlet here happens to be Shoppers stop which is quite good for making your choice of clothing.
On the whole, this has also been a great place to pass your time.
Brookefield Mall was inaugurated in the year 2009.
It is located on the Brooke bond road (Krishnaswamy Road), Coimbatore. Initially, RMKV was the only brand that was opened in the complex.
So, it was believed that it was RMKV was opened up exclusively. Later, after all the developments, it was accepted as a Mall.
Branded clothing outlets, Multiplex cinemas, play areas, food courts etc. Housed in the building. It is a quite a big mall and best suited for all age groups.
The mall is open from 9:30 AM to 10 PM.
Just Books also caters to the needs of customers who are comfortable to order online alone and are too busy to pass a library and collect their books.
Customers do get an annual subscription discount to benefit out of it. Also, books can be added to your account and you can get them delivered at your doorsteps.
At a time two or three books can be ordered depending upon the type of subscription that you opt for. Books are delivered for free and you can keep them with you for 3 months.
A very comfortable and convenient library that saves a lot of your time and simultaneously allows to follow your passion for reading.
Well, the physical location of this is at Ramalingam colony, Coimbatore.
The District Central Library is one of the oldest libraries that was started in the year 1952 at Victoria Townhall with the aim to cater to the book needs of the public. Then in the midst of the year 1956, it was moved to VOC park.
As it was developing rapidly, it got relocated again to the current location ie; cowly brown road, RS Puram.
This library covers a huge carpet area of about 21453 sq.feet. It houses all ranges of books for all types of readers.
Well, readers say that it is the best place to sit and read peacefully with subtle noises from outside. The books are neatly segregated and arranged for easy accessibility.
The library houses around 2 lakhs books and the books have separate shelves with their respective category names to which they belong.
The Library timings are 8.00 AM TO 8.00 PM, Book Lending: 8.00 AM TO 7.30 PM, IAS Section: 10.00AM TO 7.00PM Friday and IInd Saturday and all Government Holidays.
Race Course Park is located near Income Tax Office Rd, Race Course, Gopalapuram, Coimbatore. It has a very good review from people in and around Coimbatore.
It has a pavement that is used by people to jog both in the morning and in the evening.
Free Wifi facilities are available too for visitors to surfing internet.
Children are allowed to play in a small play area that is separately there in the park.
It is a great place to visit if you wish to enjoy the cool weather and take long strolls with your loved ones.