One of the largest cities of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is a major hub for industry, textiles, and manufacturing, and is also the gateway to several other tourist destinations in South India. However, there is a lot more to Coimbatore than just that. From ancient temples to classy new buildings, from breathtaking mountains to jaw-dropping waterfalls, from a mouth-watering cuisine to pleasant weather all year round, Coimbatore has everything you could possibly need to make for a perfect holiday experience.
There are several temples in and around Coimbatore, with most of them being of important historical significance. The intricate architectural designs of these temples coupled with the religious beliefs attached to them will beckon you to visit them, and get a good peep into the opulent native culture of Coimbatore. The most famous temples in the city include the Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, the Maruthamalai Murugan Temple, the Sree Ayyappan Temple and the Thirumoorthy Malai Temple. A lot of these temples are situated on hilltops, so you can get a good view of the entire city and its surrounding landscapes from the top.
Camping and trekking are very popular things to do in Coimbatore, so if you’re looking for a thrill, don’t forget to check out the most exciting trekking trails that the city has to offer, such as the Dhoni Hills, the Vellari Mala, the Perumal Peak, and the Thalaiyar Falls trek.
Coimbatore is home to a massive 112 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, known as the Adiyogi Shiva Statue. Featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, this architectural masterpiece is a very popular tourist spot in Coimbatore and stands as a symbol of self-transformation and inner peace.
The Coimbatore Textile Museum is a very important piece of the town’s history, as this museum depicts the growth of the Indian textile industry right from the age of spinning wheels to sewing machines used in the modern day.
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Easy to reach. Culturally rich.
The summers can be dry and scorching hot. The condition of the roads in the city is not so good. They worsen after the monsoon season as they are filled with potholes.
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