ADD TO LISTFew travelers choose to stop at Coimbatore when traveling to India, and those that do often go to see the If You Go To Coimbatore, the Great Valleys of Palm Trees and the Outskirts Are the Best Places To Visit. Set in the Valley of Nilagiri Hills, Coimbatore Has Relatively a Very Cool Atmosphere and a Place Worth for Ardent Nature Lovers.. Those traveling through the area most often go to more well-known destinations such as Madurai. If you've been to Coimbatore, help us make this Coimbatore travel guide better by adding your favorite spots!
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Coimbatore is a major industrial city in India and the third largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu.. It is known as Manchestre of South India. Coimbatore is situated in the extreme west of Tamil Nadu, near the state of Kerala. Coimbatore has a population of over 1.5 million. Coimbatore is known for its textile factories, engineering firms, automobile parts manufacturers, health care facilities, educational institutions, pleasant weather, hospitality and for its Kongu Tamil. Coimbatore has a very pleasant, salubrious climate. Other towns in South India reach unbearable temperatures, while Coimbatore does not feel the heat as much. The temperature in this part of India is quite pleasant throughout the year. The best time to visit Coimbatore is between the months of July to February. The city has a multi-cultural society, mostly of cosmopolitan nature. Its inhabitants are largely conservative and traditional, retaining their roots in their native villages. There are numerous temples in the city. The city has three major temples, Marudamalai, Perur and Karamadai. Coimbatore cuisine is predominantly south Indian with rice as its base. Coimbatore flavours are generally fairly mild, with variations to suit the local palette. Most locals still retain their rural flavour, with many restaurants serving food over a banana leaf. North Indian, Chinese and continental cuisines are also available. Mysorepa (a sweet made from lentil flour and ghee), idly, dosa, Halwa (a sweet made of different ingredients like milk, wheat, rice) and vada-sambar and Biryani are popular among the locals. The recent influx of coffee shops and pizza shops has increased and serving as hangout locations for the youth. The city has its own airport catering to most of the domestic destinations and few international destinations. A well connected broad gauge rail system is present along with a small section of meter gauge rail link as well. Buses seems to be a major transport option for the city dwellers. A bus ride in the bus is always recommended to the visitors...a word of caution it is not for the light hearted...but one gets to see life of coimbatore there.
My home town. None other place can beat Coimbatore :-). Its culture, freakness, flamboyance, passion well I can keep adding.. There are lot of places to visit around Coimbatore District. Kovai Coutrallam, Vaidehi falls (From Narasipuram or Viraliyur you will have to engage bullock cart, even today, to reach this falls) - Its an amazing place. Watch out for elephants if you are gonna stay late till evening. Some places are restricted forest area, so be vigilant. I will write more places shortly
Coimbatore is a fairly industrial town in South India, mostly driven by the textiles industry but also home to Udhaya Semiconductors, a family owned solar module manufacturing plant. I wouldn't recommend it as a vacation spot, since if is your typical indian overpopulated and severely polluted city, but the people are wonderful and I very much enjoyed the year that I lived there.
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