Often termed as 'Manchester of South India', the city is photographically situated on the banks of River Noyyal and has an array of natural attractions, other than being the sparkling hub of industry.
Coimbatore, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, is an almost perfect tourist destination with natural beauty and offerings as well as temples, churches, dams and more. It's a welcoming area with the backdrop of hustle-bustle and charm of activity and industry. You can visit Monkey Falls, Vydehi falls, Kovai Kutralam falls and Siruvani Falls and Dam. Coimbatore is also the home to a rich culture of temples such as Ayyappan temple, Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple and numerous more. The area also has the Infant Jesus Church and Dhyanalinga Yogic temple. You can also visit a number of important dams here such as the Kodiveri Dam, Amaravathi dam and more.
Easy to reach. Culturally rich.
Summers can be harsh.
Coimbatore is a great place for pilgrims and tourists alike.
Coimbatore is an urban hub where you can relish traditional South-Indian preparations, as well as indulge in the western influences over the food here. So while you can enjoy a South-Indian platter which has essentials like Idli, Dosa, Chutney, Rice, Vada, Sambhar, Rasam, Upma, Sweet Pongal, Payassam and more, you can also make the most of a number of coffee pubs and fast food joints here. Other popular items here are Halwa, Biryani, Mysorepa (a sweet dish) as well as delicacies of North-Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.
You will find a lot of budget hotels near the railway station and bus stand with single room between 150-350/day. Hotel City Tower, Dunag Springs Service Apartments, Hotel Prince Gardens are known for providing excellent services and a comfortable stay.
Travelling around the city of Coimbatore is quite easy, as many auto rickshaws, buses and call taxis are available for tourists and visitors. You can opt for the mode of travel that best suits your requirements.
Day 1- Visit Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swami Temple, Dhyanalinga Temple and Murudamalai Temple. Day 2- Visit Marudamalai Temple, Shooting Point, Codissia Trade Fair Complex and Brookefields Mall.
Popularly known as the "Manchester of South India", it is situated at the Nilgiri foothills of and ranks among the top Indian tourist destination. There are various temples and pilgrimage sites here that pertain to Jain and Buddhist religions.
By Pallavi Siddhanta
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