travel information, Tamilnadu
referred to as 'the Manchester of South India' or "The Textile Capital
of South India", Coimbatore is renowned for its numerous textile
mills. Primarily a business center, it is known for the manufacturing
of motor pump sets and various engineering and electronic goods.
The tourist places
at Coimbatore include - V.O. Chidambaram Park with a mini zoo and a children's
amusement park, the Forest College Museum, City museum, Perur Patteeswara
Swamy temple, the Marudhamalai temple of Lord Muruga and the Sri Mahalakshmi
V.O.C. Park & Zoo - An amusement park, V.O.C. Park & Zoo
are named after the famous freedom fighter V.O. Chidambaram. The park
is an interesting place to visit in Coimbatore, especially for kids. The
main attractions within the park include an aquarium, a mini zoo, and
a toy train for joyrides.
- 7 kms west of Coimbatore, this ancient temple was built by Karikala
Chola and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also known as Mel Chidambaram, the
exquisite sculptures in Kanagasabai are the main tourist attraction.
on a hillock, the temple of Marudhamalai, dedicated to Lord Subramanya,
is one of the most visited temples in the region. Large number of devotees
flock the temple due to the reason that the residing deity Dandayuthapani
is believed to have performed several miracles here.
Anamalai wildlife sanctuary is about 90-km from Coimbatore and is situated
at an altitude of 1,400 meters in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. The
sanctuary is spread across an area of 958 sq. kms. and is an ecological
paradise. This sanctuary encompasses a National Park. The sanctuary has
been recently renamed as Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary.
Besides these, the
other attention-grabbing places in the city are temples like the Vinayaga
Temple, Thayumanaswamy Temple, Thirumoorthy Temple, Elakurichi church,
Siruvani waterfalls, Khadi Gandhi Gallery, Forest College Museum and a
historical monument Narthamalai to name a few.
Coimbatore is situated in the western parts of the state of Tamil Nadu.
Coimbatore lies at the foot of the quaint Nilgiri Hills and is situated
at an elevation of about 398 meters.
Best Time and Climate:
The climate of Coimbatore city is moderate and pleasant throughout the
year. Summers are hot with the maximum temperature reaching 39°C and
the minimum temperature is 21°C. Winters are mild with the maximum
temperature hovering around 30°C and the minimum temperature of about
15°C. The best time to visit Coimbatore is between December and March.
A salubrious climate makes the tourists enjoy every moment of their visit
to the city.
How to reach
By Air - Coimbatore Airport is 12 km from the city and is well
connected with Mumbai, Chennai and Kozhikode (Calicut).
By Rail - There
are two railway stations in Coimbatore city; Coimbatore Junction and the
Coimbatore North Railway Station. The Coimbatore Junction is the main
railway station. A number of important trains pass through the city.
By Road - Bangalore,
Chennai, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Pondicherry, Rameshwaram and Thiruvananthapuram
are well linked with Coimbatore through road.
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