Places to Visit in Coimbatore Tourist Places Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore (Covai) is the Third largest district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its textile factories engineering firms, automobile parts manufactures, health care facilities, education institutions, pleasant weather and hospitality.  So it is called as the Manchester of South India or ' Textile Capital of South'.  This city is located on the banks of river Noyyal.  This city is located in the shadow of the Western Ghats; Coimbatore has a very pleasant climate all around the year.  The height is 411 meters above mean ocean level. The attire here is tropical and the season to visit the city is all as the year progressed.

Coimbatore City in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore City has 10 taluks. They are Mettupalayam, Pollachi, Annur, Anaimalai, Coimbatore North taluk, Coimbatore South taluk, Kinathukkadavu, Madukkarai, Perur, Sulur and Valparai. It has two revenue blocks. They are Coimbatore and Pollachi.  The total land Area of Coimbatore is 7,469 square kilometers. The number of inhabitants in this Coimbatore Population is 34,72,578 (Census 2011).

The general population of different states line here and they communicate in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and Marathi. The STD code for Coimbatore is 0422. This is one of the best most modern urban areas of Tamilnadu. There are legitimate offices of transportation through air (peelamedu airplane terminal), through transport and through rail (Coimbatore Junction and Podanur Junction).

Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu India

Coimbatore is District headquarters as well as corporation. The east and west constituencies of the Coimbatore are the two members of legislative assembly 20% of city territory is represented as Nilgiri constituencies its runs into the northern part of the city. The city has as mayor deputy mayor and several councillors elected by people representing administrative wards. The corporation commissioner administer by the distrait collector.

        Charming Coimbatore, also known as Covai had its first origins, the Irular tribes of Kovan who settled in Kongunadu during the early times. Then this place was conquered by the Cholas. There were other kings of various dynasties who ruled this part and finally the British reigns ruled this place and name it Coimbatore.

The first textile mill of Coimbatore was set up in 1888. Now there are over 50,000 small, medium and large industries and textile mills. The black soil, good rains and water resources had made this place a major agricultural centre. Cotton is grown is bulk and this made Coimbatore a textile city. This is also the Textile capital of South India. The other major industries are machinery, automobile spares, motors, electronics, and steel and aluminum foundries.

Coimbatore Tamil Nadu India

Coimbatore supplies nearly half of India requirements of motors and Pumps. It is also one of the largest exporter of jewellery, wet grinders, poultry and auto components. The Government of India recognised the "Coimbatore Wet Grinder" and "Covai Cora Cotton" as recoganised as Geographical Indications.

The city has many theatres and clubs, stadium complex, museums, parks and a zoo. A number of video game arcades, bowling alleys, billiards centres, discotheques, many country clubs etc. make entertainment lively here.  Motor sports are a passion here and the city has many more in nearby hill stations.

Kovi is the base for visiting the prime hill stations of South - Ooty, Kodaikanal and Munnar as well as the base for nearby renowned Maruthamalai and Perur Temples, Palani, Guruvayur, Madurai, Trichy and Tanjore etc. Also the city is the base for more than a dozen waterfalls, half a dozen wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks, and a number of lakes and dam sites scattered in the splendid western ghats.

Covai Location

Coimbatore District is located at 11.00°N 76.96°E in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Climate

Maximum temperature of Coimbatore in summer is about 39°C and the minimum temperature is about 21°C. The winters of this district are very mild with the maximum temperature around 30°C.

Coimbatore Tourism

Coimbatore is very nearer to the hill station of Udhagamandalam(Ooty) and Kerala. It has a mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam. It is about 35km from Coimbatore. Regular bus services are also available from Coimbatore to Ooty.

Coimbatore Sightseeing

Lot of tourists is interested to visit Coimbatore because it has many tourist spots. Coimbatore Tourist Places are  Indra Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Topslip, Black Thunder Amusement Park, Parambikulam, Thiruppur, Forest College Museum, Khadi Gandhi Gallery and Coimbatore Government Museum. So many temples are also here.

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary or Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Formerly known as Annamalai Wild Life Sanctuary, it is situated at the northern extreme of the cardamom hill in the western ghats and has a fairly large population of lion-tailed Mocaque and Nilgiri Langur.  Wild animals like tiger, panther, sloth bear, porcupine, civet cats and many species of birds can be spotted here.

This is one of the best places for the natural lover.  Around the plantations of Karaishola and Anaikonta Shola, here are a few beautiful water falls. Accommodation is available at Top Slip resort 37km from Pollachi, which is a scenic beauty location within the sanctuary. Elephant rides or Jeep Safari can be arranged from here.

February to June is the best season to visit. Anamalai Wildlife sanctuary is about 90km from Coimbatore. It situated at an altitude of 1400m in the Western Ghats near Pollachi.  The area of this sanctuary is about 958 sq km. This sanctuary has recently renamed as Indra Gandhi Wild life sanctuary. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary Timings : Morning: 7.00 am to Evening: 4:30pm

Topslip

Topslip is about 37km from Pollachi.  It is a picturesque spot in Anamalai Hills.  It is an ideal picnic spot. Tourists of Topslip are taken around the sanctuary on elephant back or by van.

Black Thunder Amusement Park

Black Thunder Amusement Park is about 40km from Coimbatore on the Ooty Main Road.  It is one of the important theme parks in Tamil Nadu.  This park has lot of water sports and amusements. Its area is about 65 acres; Black thunder offers us thrilling and adventurous rides. It is about 41km from Covai District.

Parambikulam

Parambikulam is an Aliyar multipurpose project, it consists of a series of dams inter connected by tunnels and canals for harnessing water of the Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholiyar etc., lying at various elevations, for irrigation and power generation. It is located on the Anamalai range.

Thiruppur

Thiruppur is about 50km from Coimbatore.  It is an important textile City in Tamil Nadu. Thiruppur is also famous for hosiery products. Thiruppur is also famous for Thiruppur Kumaran one of the valiant freedom fighter. One of the most popular places for textile and hosiery industry, it has now become the home of exporting products to other countries.

Forest College Museum

Forest College Museum is about 3.5km north of the railway station of Coimbatore.  It is one of the oldest of its kind in the country.  The College museum is very worth to visit. This museum preserves the fossils of plants and animals. The museum also has dead specimen of plants and animals of rare variety.

Khadi Gandhi Gallery

The government of India started Khadi Gandhi Gallery on July 15, 1970 in Coimbatore.  This gallery displays pictures of Gandhi right from his birth to his death.  We can see the interesting collection of rare photographs and all major events in the life of Gandhi.

Government Museum

Coimbatore Government Museum is located in VOC Park Road.  The Government initiated this museum in 1989.  It bears remnants of the various tribes of the place. The museum is compartmentalized in to five sections.  It bears the fossil remains and age-old tools.

Agricultural University

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University established the agricultural college and research institute in 1971. Coimbatore Agricultural University is one of the best university is South Asia. This University adds pride to the city of Coimbatore.

Coimbatore Temples

Temples in and around Coimbatore are given Marudamalai Temple, Thirumoorthy Temple, Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple, Avinashi Shiva Temple and Kanniyamman Temple etc.

Marudamalai Temple

Marudamalai Temple is about 12km away from Coimbatore Railway station.  The main deity of the temple is Lord Muruga.  The word Maruda is the colloquial form of Marunthu, which means medicine and malai means mountain.  It is one of the most visited temples in the region. The presiding deity is Dandayutha pani who is believed to have several miracles here. Phone: 0422 - 2422490.

Thirumoorthy Temple in Covai

Thirumoorthy temple is about 20km from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore.  This temple is located at the foot of the Thirumoorthy hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy dam. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar Temple and there is a waterfall nearby.  The crocodile farm at amaravathi dam is just 25km from here.  This is an excellent picnic spot.

Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple

Perur Patteeswaraswamy temple was built by Karikala Cholan.  It is about 7km west of Coimbatore near river Noyyal. Perur Patteeswaraswamy temple is one of most popular temple in Coimbatore.  This temple upholds huge statues. Perur, also called as Tiru Perur or Melai Chidambaram is a small village ideally situated on the banks of river Noyyal and has the famous temple dedicated to Shiva as Pattishwara or Nataraja.  The unique collection of carvings in the Kanaka Sabha is a feast to the eyes.  The major festival is Arudra Darshanam which attracts a large crowed of devotees.

Avinashi Shiva Temple in Coyamuthur

Avinashi Shiva Temple is about 45km from Coyamuthur. In this Satellite city of Coyamuthur, the Shiva temple is a famous pilgrim centre.  Known by various names as Pukkaliyur,Dakshina Kashi and Dakshina Prayag, the Avinaseshwara in the shrine is said to be a self manifesting Linga.  Parvati is known here as Karunambika. The first enclosure contains some beautifully carved sculptures and idols along with the 63 Nayanmars.  The temple chariot is one of the biggest in this part of the country.

Kanniyamman Temple in Koyampattur

Kanniyamman Temple is located almost in the central part of the city, this ancient temple of the village Goddess was popular shrine in the olden days.  The deity has the origin even from the days of Karikala Cholan, when the old temple was located at Shakannor Pallam.  Known as the patron deity of the city it has now been developed as a modern temple visited by many devotees.

Ayyappan Temple

Ayyappan Temple is one of the most famous temples in Coimbatore.  This temple is situated in Sidhapudur, near Gandhipuram bus stand.  Ayyappan temple is similar to the Sabrimala in Kerala. This temple God is considered as the powerful God in Coimbatore City.  Devotees believe that prayers to this God come true. During Sabrimala season, most of the people gather here and wear malai and kattu. Group of people and family members will gather in single place and go to Sabrimala for prayers. Devotees will follow the same rules and regulation for visiting this Sri Ayyappan temple also. Ayyappan Temple  Phone number : 0422-2523027.

Places to Visit in Coimbatore

Isha Yoga Centre

The famous spiritual retreat run by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's Isha Foundation on 61ha/150 acres of forested land at the foothills of the sacred Velliangiri, offers people the opportunity to travel inward on a journey towards physical and emotional well being through yoga, meditation and public service.  The nonreligious centre imparts all four forms of yoga: gyan(knowledge), karma (action), kriya (energy) and bhakti courses, retreats and sathsangs (group meditation).  The beautiful architecture of the massive Dhyanalinga Temple and meditation hall, and the Linga Bhairava and Theerthakund at the centre has created the perfect ambience for spiritual retreat.

Botanical Garden

Situated in a corner of the city near the campus of Agricultural College and Research Institute is the hundred year old Botanical Garden, famous for its beautiful layout.  Started in 1908, it was developed into a modern Horticultural Park.  There are at present nearly 700 species of plants and trees in the garden, most of them being of ornamental value.  The Sunken Garden, a cascading waterway, Japanese ornamental garden, topiary garden and a paddling pool are the chief attraction of this place.

Pollachi

Pollachi is about 40km from Koyampattur. Next to Coimbatore, this town has developed into a leading commercial centre. It also serves  as a halting place for tourists who visit the interior places of interest in the area. Mariamman and Subramanya temples are famous temples in the city. The sculpture of Subramaniya temple is like five-hooded serpent, the mouth of this sculpture is like Yali and it is full of Zodiac signs.

Sengupathi Waterfalls

Sengupathi Waterfalls are situated 35km from Coimbatore on the Coimbatore-Srivani main road.

Monkey Falls in Coyamuthur

Monkey Falls is about 65km from Koyampattur and 27km from Pollachi on the Coyamuthur-Pollachi-Valparai Highways. It is a famous picnic spot.

Amaravathi Dam

Amaravathi Dam 20km from Udumalpet. The dam has been constructed just at the point where the plains become clearly discernible from the surrounding hills with narrow valleys of thick forests which abound in many wild animals including tiger, bisons and elephants. The cruise in the reservoir by motor launch presents a good scenery of forests and deep gorges.  An Inspection Bungalow is available at Amaravathi Nagar near the dam site for overnight stay.

Lower Bhavani Dam

This is one of the major irrigational projects of the state.  The reservoir called Bhavani Sagar, created across the river Bhavani, covers a vast area, the dam traversing a length of 8km.  In this reservoir also, a cruise by motor launch is a rewarding experience.  The Shiva temple of Sangameshwara is situated at the confluence of the river Cauvery with Bhavani which is a popular place of worship. Situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings, it forms an excellent place for picnic.  There is a rest house at the dam site for overnight stay.

All Soul Church

All Soul Church is about 10km from the airport and 1.5km from the railway station. It is located on the race course road. This church was built in the year 1870. This church was the first seed of Christianity in the city of Coimbatore.  Phone: 0422-3201313.

Bethesda international prayer centre

This prayer centre is about 25km away from the Industrial city of Coimbatore. it is near the Siruvani hills. It is open for all the days. Contact Address: Administrator, Bethesda international Prayer Centre Harunya nagar, Coimbatore - 641114, Phone 0422-2614333, 2615515.

How to Reach Coimbatore

Coimbatore is one of major cities in Tamil Nadu. It is in the NH47. The city has excellent road, rail and airways.

How to Reach Coimbatore By Road Transport

 It has well connected road to major cities such as Chennai (491km), Madurai (227km), Ooty (98Km), Trichy (217km), Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumair (452km), Kodaikanal (138km), Bengaluru (340km) and Kochi (193km) etc.  Cabs, van and auto rickshaws are also available for local transport. Bus facilities are available at regular intervals.

The Bus stands in Coimbatore are Central Bus Stand, Thiruvallur Bus Stand and Town Bus Stand. Central bus stand is situated in Gandhipuram. From this bus stand, we can reach Ooty and northern destinations. From the Thiruvallur Bus Stand we can travel to Mysore and Bangalore etc. Town bus stand covers local places.

How to Reach Coimbatore By Air

Airport of Coimbatore is about 10km east of the city. It is in Peelamedu. It has well connection to the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode and abroad countries such as Sharjah in UAE, Srilanka in Colombo, Singapore etc.

Airport Enquiry: 0422 - 2574100, Indian Airlines: 0422-2399833, 2573396, Jet Airway: 0422-2243465, Jetlite: 0422-2575336, Spice Jet: 0422-2575425, Air Arabia: 0422-4351950.

How to Reach Coimbatore By Rail Transport

Coimbatore city has good rail facilities. It has well connected railways with south India. Daily express trains are available to Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Kochi, Trichy, Madurai , Rameswaram etc.
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Coimbatore City Important Information

Coimbatore Area

7,469 sq.km

Coimbatore Population

34.58 Lakhs (Census 2011)

Coimbatore Rainfall

677.7 mm (Annual)

Coimbatore Climate

Max: 39°C

Min: 20.7°C

Covai Pincode

641***

Std Code

0422

Vehicle Registration

TN 37 (South), TN 38 (North), TN 66 (Central), TN 99 (West)

Country

India

State

Tamil Nadu