A little mainstream choice never did anyone any bad. Ooty as popular as it is, also has an added advantage for the people of Coimbatore to flock to, over the weekends, because of its vicinity to the city. Very famous for its picturesque views and cool climate, is just 67kms away, making it a perfect weekend ride to destination. Enjoy the crisp weather, idyllic sceneries and return feeling refreshed. Although this small town is placed in the lap of Mother Nature, commercialization is eating into the beauty of the place in general. A visit to this place during monsoons is a whole different experience, and one that must not be missed.
Situated at the foothills of the mighty Western Ghats renders this place the tag of a typical tourist spot. Trees, hills, water falls, irrigation plants, rivers and forests make up this place. One can only imagine missing out on such a wonderful escapade, so near to the city (read 57kms). Preferred for a one day trip, this place hosts a lot of riders and adventure bikers all throughout the year. Make sure to embark on an adventure trip to Palakkad, while in Coimbatore. Go for a Motorcycle on rent in Coimbatore from Wheelstreet.com for an easy trip.
Just 67 kms outside of the town of Coimbatore lies a lustrous waterfall by the name Catherine. This is a double cascaded waterfall, which only adds to the charm of the place. Blanketed between plains on one side, forest stretch on the other and tea plantations on the third, it needs no further description of its beauty. You have to cross the kottagiri/mettupalyam road to reach to this destination and this stretch of land is a whole different feeling to ride on. Make sure to put this on your list of must visit destinations near Coimbatore.
Go and visit this place if you have not already. Classified under reserved forests, this place has stayed away from the shutter bugs so far. But that only adds to its mystic charm. You can trek along the trails to reach the top of the hills. Don’t be surprised if you see majestic and some lovely cattle, along the route, as this place is very popular for Swiss bred cattle. You can in fact, give the farmhouse breeding them, a quick visit. Soak in the greenery of the place around you. At just 60kms away from Coimbatore, this must surely make for your 1 day ride fantasy.
Places around Coimbatore sees an abundance of waterfalls. Slightly smaller as compared to the Catherine falls, Monkey falls is situated near the Aliyar dam. This is usually crowded in the weekends but never gets too small to host more people. Falling from a height of 60 feet, the falls make for a perfect place to capture some really wonderful photographs. Ride to this place on a free day on your bike and a camera and lose yourself completely. If you do not own them, you can rent a bike or any other motorcycles and make this your perfect holiday destination.