Coimbatore starts eco-tourism activities once again

Thursday, August 18, 2022


As rainfall has lessened in Coimbatore district, activities related to eco-tourism of the Forest Department are currently experiencing a major upturn.

Although the famous Kovai Courtallam waterfall is at present closed for public, tourism activities in other destinations like Baralikadu, the Anamalai Tiger Reserve and Poochamarathur in Coimbatore Forest Division are opened for the visitors.

After remaining closed for few weeks, Kavi Aruvi waterfall was opened. It’s located on the Pollachi-Valparai Road. The inflow of the waterfall at this moment is appropriate for visitors to take bath, said V. Pugalendhi, Pollachi forest range officer. From Saturday, the visitor footfall was quite high because of 3 consecutive public holidays. In ATR, other famous destinations including the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp located close to Top Slip is opened for the visitors as well.

There from safe distance, tourists will be able to see camp elephants and their morning feeding. From 7 a.m in the morning, visitors will be allowed to explore the Top Slip, from the Forest Department check post at Sethumadai.

Also, on Saturday and Sunday, the Forest Department’s eco-tourism centre on the banks of Bhavani at Baralikadu saw good number of tourists, said N. Divya, Karamadai forest range officer.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Baralikadu is opened to the visitors. There, the visitors will be welcomed with a special drink on arrival. After, they can go for coracle rides and later join on lunch which would be prepared in tribal cuisine and served fresh.

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