Experience the jewel of South India
Coimbatore, also known as Kovai and Coyamuthur, is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Coimbatore district. The city is located on the banks of Noyyal River. It is the second largest city with respect to area and population in Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative capital of the Coimbatore district. It is the largest exporters of jewellery, wet grinders and auto components. There are various theories that have led to the development of the name of the city. The city is referred as the “India’s motorsports hub” and the “Backyard of Indian Motorsports”. The city is mainly known for entrepreneurship; however it is diverse and cosmopolitan. Coimbatore is a hub for manufacturing, education and healthcare. It is also the second largest producer of software in the state and also manufactures automotive components. It also has a large number of poultry farms. People in Coimbatore can also go for shopping of jewellery, textiles etc. At Coimbatore people go for trekking and camping, enjoy thrilling rides at Black Thunder Amusement Park, People can also visit Brookefields and Fun Mall. People can also meditate at Dhyanalinga, and visit the Gigantic Adiyogi Shiva Statue, Kari Motor Speedway. People can also see the engineering behind the making of a car at GeDee Car Museum, Kovai Kutralam Falls, and the Wildlife Safari at Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. People can also visit the sunset at Valankulam Lake and go for an uphill drive to Valparai.
Coimbatore is one of the major cities and thus provides a variety of dishes. The most common cuisine is South-Indian and involves thalis which includes Idli, Dosa, Chutney, Rice, Vada, Sambhar, Rasam, Upma, Sweet Pongal, Payassam and more. The popular dishes of the city are Halwa, Biriyani, Mysorepa. Tourists also get a taste of North-Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Arisi Parupu Satham, Kongu Style Chicken fry or Pallipalayam Chicken fry, Sweet Pathaneer Payasam, Kollu Rasam and Kollu Chutney and Kalkandu Pongal. Dosa, Idli, Rasam, Puttu, Murukku, Lemon Rice, Kothu Parotta, Chilly Gobbi, Cheese Murukku Sandwich, Kozhi Urundai, Jigarthanda, Kalan Varuval and Chaats are also popular cuisines.
Top things do in Coimbatore
How to reach
Coimbatore has an airport of its own and also has a railway station. The place is also well connected through roads as it is one of the major cities of South India. It also has an airforce base at Sulur.
How to Reach by Flight
Coimbatore has an airport of its own located at Peelamedu and it helps to connect the city to various other major cities of the country.
How to Reach by Train
Coimbatore has not one but two railway stations that add on to increase the connectivity f the place to other cities. The two railway stations are Coimbatore Junction and Coimbatore North Railway Station.
How to Reach by Bus
There are state-run buses as well as those owned by private agencies that run from one place to the other. State Road Transportation Corporation of Tamil Nadu and buses managed by Kerala are also available to reach Coimbatore from other places.
How to Reach by Road
Coimbatore has six major arterials and there are three National Highways, NH-47, that connects from Kanyakumari - Salem, NH-67, that connects from Nagapattinam - Ooty and NH-209, that connects from Bangalore - Dingidul.
How to travel within
The city, being one of the major cities, has a lot of options for transportation from one place to the other within the city. There are auto rickshaws, buses and taxis. People who like walking can also explore the city walking.
The city in Tamil Nadu celebrates festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr, Navaratri, Diwali and Christmas. The city celebrates Pongal festival, also known as Harvest Festival, annually on 14th January. It is a four day long festival celebrated to honour the Sun God. Mariamman Festival is celebrated at the end of summer and the start of autumn who worship the Hindu Goddess of Rain. The deity is carried on a decorated chariot throughout the city. This festival is celebrated to bring rain and cure various deadly diseases. Koniamman Temple Car Festival is another festival which is celebrated annually on 1st March. Thousands of devotees reach the temple every year. Ayuda Puja, also known as Astra Puja, is celebrated on the 9th day of Navratri. On this day, people worship the various instruments. Panguni Uthiram is celebrated annually on the full moon day. It is considered to be an important festival for married couples.
Day 1- After reaching the airport, proceed towards the hotel. After breakfast leave for Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple, Ayyappan Temple and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple.
Day 2- After breakfast leave for Kovai Kondattam, Kovai Kutralam Falls and Marudhamalai Hill Temple.
Day 3- After breakfast leave for Monkey falls, Siruvani Falls and Dam, Vellingiri Hill Temple.
Day 4- After breakfast leave for Vydehi Falls and Perur Siva Temple. Then go for city shopping.