Coimbatore is a city that is popularly known for its automobile spare parts manufacturing, engineering firms, textile industries, health care centers, schools, colleges, and the soothing weather. Moreover, people in Coimbatore city are very friendly and they receive tourists with royal hospitality. As the city is located on the banks of the river Noyyal, it is also called as Koneyammanputhhur, which signifies to be the 'birth place of the Goddess'. Coimbatore is an excellent South Indian tourism spot, popularly known for its landscape spotted with divine shrines and temples. People who are greatly interested in textiles and hosieries must have to make their visit to Coimbatore, as it is well-renowned for its textile and other engineering works.
Location: Tamil Nadu, District Coimbatore
Altitude: 411 Meters
Area: 246.8 Sq. Km.
Temperature: (summer 20 to 40°C) & (winter 15 to 33°C)
Languages spoken: Tamil, Malayalam and English
Nearest Airports: Coimbatore itself has an Airport.
Main Railway Station: Coimbatore itself has a railway station.
Main Bus Station or Road: Coimbatore is connected by good network of roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.
Distance of a few Major Towns from Coimbatore:
Coonoor - 54km, Palakkad - 49km, Mudumalai - 118km, Munnar -170km, Wayanad - 206km.
Fiery sambhar, dal and curd rice is famous here.
Places of Tourist interest:
Kovai Kutralam Falls:
Kovai Kutralam falls is an exciting water fall situated at Siruvani. The water fall is about 37 kilometers away from Coimbatore city and the water fall is popularly known for its magnificence. The water fall is situated in the center part of the dense forest and due to this reason visitors are not permitted to see the falls after 5 pm.
The Monkey Falls are the most famous and popular tourism spot. People making their travel in the area of Coimbatore or Pollachi district will never miss to visit Monkey falls are they have an outstanding scenic attraction. This Monkey falls is an ideal place for the little children to take bath.
Siruvani Falls and Dam:
The Siruvani waterfall is the chief source to supply water to Coimbatore city. With an outstanding panoramic view, both the dam and the waterfall are extremely beautiful and breathe taking. The dam is interlinked by tunnels and canals for confining Aliyar, Parambikulam, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunakadavu, Palar, Thekadi rivers for the purpose of generating power and irrigation.
This fall has dragged quite number of visitors because of its scenic attraction and beauty. People can avail any transportation facility either an auto or taxi to visit the Vydehi waterfalls.
Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple:
The Anubhavi Subramaniar temple has a natural outflow, which spouts water all through the year. For this reason, the temple is quite popularly known and people never fail to make their visit. People with divinity and having great hopes in spiritual and religious beliefs can make their prayers to the deity present in this temple. People can sense the pleasing atmosphere and can make their prayers surrounded in a noise-free environment.
The Ayappan temple is located in Sree Ayyappan Road, Sidhapudur of Coimbatore. Records say that the Ayyappan temple was constructed during the year 1976. Also, the temple was built by a trust named Sri Dharma Sastha Baktha Jana Sabha. Actually, the Sri Dharma Sastha Baktha Jana Sabha desired to construct an Ayyappan temple in the Coimbatore city, which is quite similar to the Ayyappan temple in Sabarimala.
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple:
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple is a pilgrimage temple, situated in Coimbatore city, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the ancient temples in Coimbatore city as it was build some long year back in 1500 A.D. The main deity of this temple is Lord Vinayagar and this temple will be close to the hearts of Vinayagar devotees.
Marudhamalai Hill Temple:
Marudhamalai temple has the deity of Lord Muruga and the temple features quite comfortable facilities to the visitors making their visit to worship the deity. The major feature of this hill is that, it grows essential medicinal herbs, which is used in making ayurvedic medicines.
Perur Siva Temple:
The Perur Siva Temple is purely dedicated to the Lord Siva and the deity in the shrine is called as Patteeswaras and His Consort, Pachai Nayaki. The buildings in the outer edge were constructed by the sawyers of Madurai during the 17th century. The inner place of worship is quite old and the temple has prominent figures of the Indian soldiers in the entrance. The temple is also called as Mel Chidambaram.
Vellingiri Hill Temple:
The temple is purely dedicated to Lord Siva and the overall altitude of the hill is 6000 feet. The Vellingiri hill temple is considered to be the most famous worship place and a massive tourists group visits the hill temple to make their prayers. Moreover the hill is familiar for its extravagant natural resources. People can find several different essential rare herbs grown on the hill, which could be used for medication. The Vellingiri hill temple has the deity of lord Shiva, and people visiting the temple can sense the pleasing atmosphere to worship.
Kovai Kondattam has quite exciting water rides and slides, which are really stunning and breathe taking. Kovai Kondattam is an exciting theme park that makes every individual to enjoy. It has an open air theatre to perform several different events. The theme park includes magical fountain, spiral tower, water pool, pirate ship and lot more events to make the visitors drench in ultimate fun. Along with, there is a fast food center, juice corner and ice cream shop, where people can taste the delicious variety of foods and ice creams.
Getting around the destination:
One can get many transport options in this city.
Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
Hand-woven Khadi products are famous here.
Best time to visit:
September to March is the best time to visit the destination.
Koniamman Car Festival is celebrated every year in March.
Aadiperuku is celebrated in the month of April