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Koniamman Temple in Coimbatore

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: December-February (15°C - 33°C)
·  Monsoon: June-August

Best time to visit:  September-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 04:00 p.m.)
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10 (sp
Children:  INR 10 (sp
Cameras:  INR 75
Video Camera:  INR 150
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 10 (sp
Children:  INR 10 (sp
Cameras:  INR 75
Video Camera:  INR 150
Built more than 600 years ago by a local group leader Covan (who also gave the city of Coimbatore its original name Covanputhur), Konaiamman Temple honours Goddess Koniamman. The present day temple, which was shifted from its original place following the fear of invasions from enemy forces, depicts the goddess as Mahishasurmardini and attracts a lot of devotees with faith in Shakti.
Visitors to the temple strongly believe that the presiding deity has great power to heal. Apart from the routine prayers and rituals, it is the grand Car Festival which registers attendance of uncountable pilgrims. An interesting aspect of the temple is that there is fee for every activity, from coconut tickets to ghee lamp tickets. Coimbatore is also famous for many other temples and a series of spectacular waterfalls in its close vicinity.


Road: Located near the Town Hall in the city’s heart, the temple is convenient to access on road, as Coimbatore boasts of excellent road connectivity with various destinations. Auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and cabs are the popular local transport modes.

Railway: Coimbatore Junction, connected to many destinations across India by regular trains, is less than a km. from the temple. The walkable distance can be covered in few minutes.

Airway: Some 12 km. from the temple is the Coimbatore Airport offering air connectivity with Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and few international locations. Hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from here to reach the temple.