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Palani This temple of Lord Muruga is located on the Palani Hills. The presiding deity is Dandayuthapani. The idol is made of medicinal herbs.It is believed to be one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga and one of the major pilgrim centres in South India. It is next only to Thirupathi. An electrically operated winch carries the pilgrims to the top. It is 105 kms. from Coimbatore.

Bannari Located in the Periyar district, it is about 83 kms. from Coimbatore and 10 kms. from Bhavanisagar. The Mariamman temple here is very famous and attracts thousands of pilgrims.

Kodumudi It is 40 kms. from Erode and 105 kms. from Coimbatore. Special to this place are the shrines for Siva, Vishnu and Brahma that are located in one temple complex. Siva is known as Muchukundeswarar, Vishnu as Veera Narayana Perumal. The temple is one of the important temples in Periyar district.

Pollachi This town is about 40 km from Coimbatore. It is next important town in the district after Coimbatore, and an important commercial centre. A temple dedicated to Mariamman and another to Subramanya is located here. There are beautiful stone carvings of a five-hooded serpent, a sculpture of a yali with a chain hanging from its mouth and zodiac signs, in the Subramanya temple.

Valparai
Avinashi The Lingeswarar temple located here is about 40 km from Coimbatore. Avinashi is also known as the Banaras of the South. The place dates back to the 12th century A.D. This is the biggest temple in Coimbatore district, and the Chola rulers built it. There are some fine stone carvings in this temple. The old name of this place was Pikkoigul.

Valparai It is 102 kms from Coimbatore in Western Ghats in the Anamalai range. It has many tea plantations and is a picnic spot.

Annamalai Wildlife sanctuaryThe Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary This sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 mtrs. in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. The area of the sanctuary is 958 Sq.Km. It has various kinds of exotic fauna like the elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, pangolin, black-headed oriole, green pigeon and the civet cat. The Amaravathy reservoir in the Anamalais has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places of scenic beauty such as the Karain shola, grassy hills, waterfalls, groves, teak forests, estates and dams.Arrangements are available at Topslip to take tourists around the sanctuary on elephant back or by van.

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