Best Places to Visit in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Best Places to Visit in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Coimbatore is a 2nd largest city of Tamilnadu State and the district headquarters of Coimbatore District. It lies on the banks of the Noyyal River and is positioned about 411 meters from the mean level of the sea. The Pin Code of Coimbatore begins from 641001 and is located between 11°1′6″ north latitude and 76°58′21″ east longitude.

Coimbatore is popularly called as The ‘Manchester of South India’ because of its greater presence of top educational institutions and textile industries. Coimbatore is home to two Special Economic Zones namely the Coimbatore Hi-Tech Infrastructure and the Coimbatore TIDEL Park and ranks second in IT and BPO industry sector after state capital city Chennai. Coimbatore is also well known for its gold jewellery manufacturing units, houses more than 3000 jewellery production centers.


History of Coimbatore:-

Coimbatore has two derivations about its name origin. One is that the name received from Koyanputhur town and another one is that the name received after the Temple of Goddess Koniamman.

Coimbatore was ruled by several major dynasties like Sangam Cheras, Vijayanagara Empire, Madurai Nayak Dynasty and Mysore Kings. In the year 1799, the British East India Company conquered Coimbatore by defeating Mysore Kings.


Food, Culture & Shopping in Coimbatore:-

During the months of September and December Art, Dance and Music Concerts are held at Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, one of the cultural centres of Coimbatore. Also festivals are celebrated in the temples like Thandu Mariamman Temple, Patteeswarar Temple, Panchamuga Anjaneya Temple and Echanaari Ganesh Temple annually.

Coimbatore is a multicultural city hosts plenty of North India, South Indian and Chinese Restaurants. Vada-sambar and Biryani, Idly and Dosa are the famous local foods and Halwa, Mysore Pak are the popular sweet items to taste in Coimbatore region.

Coimbatore City is well packed with retail outlets, shopping malls, cloth stores, single screen theatres and multiplexes. In recent years, several international retail outlets have started their operations all around the city.


Connectivity to Coimbatore:-

Coimbatore is well connected with major cities of the state and the country through NH-47, NH-67 and NH 209. Gandhipuram Bus Stand and Singanallur Bus Stand are two major bus stands of Coimbatore.

The railway station of Coimbatore is located at a distance of 4 km from the midpoint of the city. Coimbatore Airport is situated 11 kms from the city centre. Tourists can use Taxi or Auto to reach airport and railway station.


Tourist places in Coimbatore:-

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary:-

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is also called as Anaimalai Sanctuary is one of the wildlife enthusiastic site famous for its rich flora and fauna and packed with full of Tigers, Elephants, Rocket-Tailed Drongo, Spotted Dove, Red Whiskered Bulbul and Panthers.


Forest College Museum:-

Forest College Museum is located 4 km away from Coimbatore city Railway Station has numerous rocks, minerals, pests, snakes and microorganisms. There is training provided for forest rangers and also museum has rare species of dead animals and plants.


Amaravathy Reservoir:-

Amaravathy Reservoir is the major tourist attractions of Coimbatore, has Crocodiles and different fish species. It is established for the reason to keep up the ecological balance of the region and is considered the biggest crocodiles and fisheries reservoir in South India.


Patteeswara Swamy Temple:-

Patteeswara Swamy Temple is a main worship place as well as the tourist attraction situated at the border of Noyyal River. The Temple was made with top architecture of Dravidian and it is located in the village Perur 6 km away from Coimbatore City.


VOC Park and Zoo:-

VOC Park and Zoo is a children favour park containing the models of golf swing, dinosaurs, train safari and see-saw. Aquarium and mini zoo are the main attractions of the Park and was named after V.O. Chidambaram, the famous freedom fighter.


Few other visitor attractions in Coimbatore:-

  • Tamil Nadu Agriculture University
  • Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple
  • Vydehi Falls
  • Kovai Kutralam Falls
  • Kovai Kondattam
  • Vellingiri Hill Temple
  • Black Thunder Theme Park
  • Kodiveri Dam
  • Kovai Kondattam Amusement Park
  • Narayana Kavi Memorial


Best time to visit Coimbatore:-

Coimbatore is highly visited by tourists in the months of September and December and the city hosts mega cultural programs at this time.


Accommodation options in Coimbatore:-

Coimbatore has numerous top star hotels providing all the luxury amenities, quality food and parking facility. The major prominent hotels in Coimbatore are as follows:

  • Hotel Mangala International
  • Prince Garden Hotels and Resorts
  • SBS Grand
  • Kovai Residency
  • Hotel Alankar Grande
  • CAG Pride Hotel
  • Sathyam Grand
  • Hotel Blue Diamonds
  • Park Inn
  • Ratna Residency Hotel
  • EMS Mayura Hotel
  • Sri Aarvee Hotels
  • The Arcadia
  • Hotel Premalaya

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