Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing and the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is often referred to as 'The Manchester of South' because of its ever growing textile industry.
Situated on the banks of River Noyyal, Coimbatore shares a border with the state of Kerala. Coimbatore not is the industrial hub of Tamil Nadu, it has some really wonderful places of tourist interest; both natural and historical.
When you are visiting Coimbatore, makes sure that you carry with you an extra suitcase with you. Coimbatore is the largest producer of cotton textiles in India and proves to be a splendid hub for shopping for textiles. The quality and the variety that you will get in Coimbatore is simply unmatched. And the low prices only makes them an irresistible offer.
Famous Attraction of Coimbatore
Accommodation In Coimbatore
- Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Also known by the name of Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most scenic national parks in Southern India. Situated 90 km from Coimbatore, Anamalai Wildlife Park is a perfect option for an excursion from the city of Coimbatore. Covering an area of nearly 958 sq. km., Anamalai Park is home to various species of animals, birds, plants and reptiles. The main fauna attraction here are tiger, wild bear, flying squirrel, jackal, elephant and panther. You have the option of both jeep safari and elephant safari here. However, elephant safari is a more adventurous one. The best time to visit Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is between from May to June and October to February.
- Marudamalai Temple
Dedicated to Lord Subramanya, Marudamalai Temple is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage destination in Tamil Nadu. Pilgrims from all over the India visit this temple, especially during the famous festival Thai Possam and Thirukarthigai Festival. These festivals are celebrated herewith huge enthusiasm and gala. Situated at a distance of 12 km from Coimbatore on Marudamalai Hill, the temple is famous as the destination where the residing deity Dandyuthapani performed many miracles.
- Siruvani Waterfalls
The beauty of Siruvani Waterfall is hard to be described by mere words. It has to be seen to be believed. Located 37 km off Coimbatore, Siruvani Waterfalls and the nearby dam have become a famous picnic spot among locales and tourists. What brings Siruvani waterfalls into the list of must visit is not only its beauty but its water as well. The water of this fall is found to be quite rich in mineral content and has a sweet taste to it. People who have traveled to various parts of the world have gone on to say that this the second most tastiest water in the world.
- Black Thunder Amusement Park
Black Thunder Amusement Park is considered among the best amusement parks in Asia for its location amidst scenic surroundings and the variety of rides it offers. It is situated nearly 40 km from Coimbatore and is well connected to the city by state transport buses as well as privately run buses. You might have been to many amusement parks before, but the natural surroundings in which Black Thunder amusement park is located, distinguishes it from all others.
- Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple
Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple is a laudable example of Dravidian architecture. The temple has been a place of worship for millions of pilgrims since the 17th century when it was constructed by king Karikala Cholan. The Cholans were not the only dynasty that played a part in its construction; Hoysala and Vijayanagara Dynasty too contributed to the construction of this magnificent temple. Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and its main attraction is 'Kanaka Sabha', the golden hall which has a huge gold plated statue of Lord Nataraja.
There is no dearth of staying option in Coimbatore. The city has some of the finest hotels and tourist lodges in Tamil Nadu in both luxury and budget category. Few of the luxurious hotels in the city include Hotel Heritage Inn, The Residency, and Santhosh Shanker Hotel. And if you are looking for slightly low budget but good accommodation, Hotel City tower and Hotel Alankar Grande could be your choices.
How To Reach Coimbatore
- By Air
Coimbatore has its airport which is only 12 km from the city center. All major operators like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airways have their flights operating from all important cities of India. You can take a bus or a taxi from the airports that connects to all parts of the city.
- By Rail
Coimbatore is connected to rest of India through two major railways stations namely Coimbatore Junction and Coimbatore North Railway Station. Coimbatore Junction is the busier of the two and receives larger number of trains.
- By Road
Coimbatore is well connected by roadways to all cities of the state by state highways. Along with Tamil Nadu state transport buses, adjoining states of Kerala and Karnataka also have their state transport buses operating in the city. For inside the city commuting, there are transport buses, auto rickshaws, and taxis present in good numbers. Though it is advisable that a taxi be taken for moving in the city to ascertain a pleasant and a comfortable journey.
Nearby Cities of Coimbatore
Tourist Information Centre about Coimbatore
- Bannari - 83 km
- Bhavani - 121 km
- Cochin - 163 km
- Coonoor - 85 km
- Kodumudi -105 km
- Palani - 105 km
- Tourist Information Counter Government of Tamil Nadu, Railway
- Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Dr. Nanjappa Road
Coimbatore - 641018
Information about Coimbatore
- Area: 23.5-sq-km
- Population: 7,04,514 (1991 Census)
- Latitude N: 10° 10' and 11° 30'
- Longitude: E 76° 40' and 77° 30'
- Altitude: 43.2 m
- Clothing: Light Cottons
- Languages Spoken: Tamil, English, Telugu and Malayalam
- STD Code: 0422
- Climate: Tropical
- Temperature Range (deg C):
- Summer- Max 39.4ºC, Min 23.3ºC
- Winter- Max 32.8ºC, Min 20.7ºC
- Rainfall: 92.2 mm
Tour Packages of Coimbatore