Tourist Destinations

Coimbatore – The Manchester of South India


Coimbatore is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu state in India. It is situated on the banks of river Noyyal. Being one of the blooming textiles and engineering core of south India it is also known as ‘The Manchester of South India’. This area is heavily industrialized with textile factories, automobile parts, engineering firms, manufacturers and so on. There are also many hill stations close to the city which are one of the best tourist’s destinations of South India. About the history it came into existence even prior to 2nd century AD. Coimbatore has been ruled by many great rulers such as Cholas, Rastrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandya, Hoysalas etc. There many spiritual places and interesting spots which attracts the tourists.

How to Reach

By Air;

Coimbatore has an airport in Peelamedu about 11 km from the heart of the city it caters to domestic flights to all major cities in India and also international flights to Sharjah and Singapore.

By Train;

Coimbatore junction is well connected to all major cities of India. It is second highest revenue yielding station in Southern Railway Division of Indian Railways.

By Road;

Coimbatore has six major arterial roads and three highways connecting to major cities. Gandhipuram Bus Stand operates the town buses across the city. There are another five inter-city bus stands which connects Coimbatore with major cities.

Places to see;

Agricultural University:

In Tamil Nadu there are four Agricultural Universities; one in Coimbatore is the finest in the South Asia and head of remaining three universities.

Forest College is one of the oldest in the country. In the campus of college there is a wonderful museum which is a must visit.

VOC Park is a children park having a Zoo, Toy Train and many more exiting swings and rides. This park is named after a freedom fighter V.O. Chidambaram.

Education; Coimbatore is a mainstay of education and has around 70 Arts & Science Colleges, 54 Engineering Colleges, 18 Polytechnics and 2 Medical Colleges

Temples; Coimbatore has many ancient temples such as Perur Temple, Karamadai Ranganath Temple, Marudhamalai Temple, Velliyangiri Andavar Temple, Eachanari Vinayakar Temple, Kongunata Tirupati etc.

There are many more places in and around Coimbatore such as Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Amaravathy Reservoir, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Mettupalayam, Monkey falls, Palani, Parambikulam-Aliyar, Pollachi, Sengupathi Waterfalls, Tiruppur, Thirumoorthy Temple, Top slip, Udagamandalam, Ooty Lake, Stone House, Vaideki Waterfalls, Valparai and so on.