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History of: 1800 years approx
Population: 9.30 Lac

Coimbatore is the third largest city in Tamilnadu, With a population of more than 15 lakhs. There are more than 30,000 tiny small, medium and large industries and textile mills. The city is known for its entrepreneurship of its residents. The climate is comfortable round the year.

The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd Century AD as a small tribal village capital called Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd Century AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that is knoen today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.

Major Attractions

 

The city of Coimbatore is one of the largest cities in Tamil Nadu and is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. It is also referred to as the “Manchester of South India”. The city is a perfect destination for spending a vacation because of its wonderful picturesque places. The city has also a large number of clubs to chill out.

 

Nearby Excursions

 

Madhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary has a rich bio-diversity and is situated between the Bandipur and Annamalai sanctuaries and forms a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve. It is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in the Country, the major attraction being the elephant. Other animals that abound the sanctuary include Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Deer, and Snakes.

Kodaikanal
It is situated 138 km from Coimbatore at the top of Palini Hills and is one of the most poplar hill stations in South India. Kodaikanal has some picturesque places to visit like Bear shola falls, Silver cascade, Kodai Lake, Bryant park, Coaker's Walk and Kukkai caves.

Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary situated along the Western Ghats has an exotic collection of fauna which includes elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, pangolin, black headed oriole, green pigeon and civet cat. The sanctuary also has a large number of crocodiles in its Amaravathy reservoir.

Thirumurthy Dam
The dam is situated at the foothills of the Thirumurthy Hills and is about 20 km from Udumalpet. There is a perennial stream which flows by the side of the Amalingeswarar temple which gives an additional beauty to the place.
 

Fun Festives

 

The Mariamman festivals, at the city’s numerous Amman temples, is a major event in summer. This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated along with Koniamman temple car festival. Car festivals at the Karamadai temple and The famous Avinashi temple attract a large attendance.

Traditional Hindu festivals like Pongal, Deepavali are major events. Ayudha pooja is an important festival. All commercial establishments are cleaned, painted, machines and vehicles washed, concluding with a pooja. Other religious occasions like Ramzan and Christmas are also observed by the city.

 

Distance from major cities
Madurai 241 Kms
Calicut 188 Kms
Kochi 174 Kms

 

How to reach there

by Air Peelamedu Airport is well connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai & many major cities of India.
by Rail Coimbatore has 2 Railway Stations and is well connected with all major states & cities of India.
by Road Coimbatore is well connected by roads and has a well developed road network.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Sabari's Nest, Coimbatore

  • Golden Crop, Coimbatore

  • Thats Y Food, Coimbatore

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