Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Travel Guide :
Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest in South India. Most often it is known as the Manchester of southern India due to textile production. The city is the headquarters of the Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu located in the Western Ghats region. Coimbatore is a major industrial city and it serves as a base point to reach some of the most popular hill stations of southern India, like, Ooty, Kodaikenal and Munnar.
The city maintains a pleasant climate. Visit during the winter season to get the best out of your vacations. It is situated near the Niligir Biosphere Reserve. The city existed even during the Sangam Age, that is around 3rd century BC. The region called Kongu Nadu was under the Vjaya Nagara rulers of the 15th century. During the British period it was named Coimbatore.
Textile industries are the major revenue yielding sectors of the city’s economy. Best quality cotton sarees are available here. The city houses engineering, automobile and textile industries largely. Due to good infrastructure it has been attracting major investors like Tata, IBM, Bosch, Dell and Wipro who have their company branches here.
The city has good connectivity with all major cities of South India and is well linked to northern India by railways and air way. You would find good hotels serving delicious South Indian delicacies. Reaching Coimbatore is not a problem. The city has an International Airport situated at about 15 km away from the main city. Regular flights are available from Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata. Flights are available for Sharjah and Singapore also. It is a major railway junction connecting major cities of both southern and the northern India. The city is best connected by road way with 3 National Highways, and 6 regional routes. Dindigul, Polachi, Salem, Erode, Karur, Mettupalyam, Satyamangalam, and Coonoor are the nearby cities.
Coimbatore is located at about 370 km from Bangalore via Salem (167 km). The hill station Ooty is at about 85 km, Kodaikenal is at about 172 km, and Munnar is about 156 km away from the city. It would be easy for you to reach out above mentioned hill resorts once if you reach Coimbatore.
Rented taxis are available to cover Ooty, Munnar and Kodai. Online Cab Booking has become easier and safer now. Hire Car Taxi Coimbatore at affordable rates. Travel with Clear Car Rental, we send the vehicle on time with well trained drivers.
You may wish to know about the places of attraction in and around the city. Velliengiri Hills is one such place which has a temple located within it. The temple is known as south Kailash. Visit 1200 years old Murugan temple located in Marudhamalai. You can think of visiting art galleries and museums located in the city. Other attractions include Water Theme Parks, the Black Thunder near Ooty is the popular one. Some waterfalls located around the city attract tourists in large number. They are, Vydehi falls, Kovai Kutralam falls, Monkey falls, and Siruvani falls.
Do not forget to buy cotton and silk sarees from Coimbatore. Hire cars to reach out the busiest shopping areas in the city. Browse details to book cars online at Coimbatore Car Rentals. Avail discounts at Cheap Car Rental Services Coimbatore.