The established stalwart of India’s textile industry, an emerging commercial hub with high-rises, trendy malls and a growing urban population, Coimbatore is every bit the budding cosmopolitan city. Albeit, at its own pace
Perhaps it is the pleasant mountain air and the lush wilderness surrounding it that lends the city its casual attitude. Coimbatore lets you saunter around and soak in the atmosphere instead of hurrying you from one place to another. The peaceful blend its bustling city life against the tranquil backdrop of nature may take you by surprise, but it will also set you at ease.From an ancient tribal settlement during the days of the Chola dynasty to an emerging metropolis, Coimbatore has come a long way. With the serene Western Ghats and the verdant Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve as neighbors, Coimbatore has a lot to offer on the natural front. It is also home to many commercial leisure activities on account of its success as an industrial hub. Every step is an adventure of a different kind in this exciting Southern city.You will never want for fun and excitement while in Coimbatore. Quench your wanderlust and embark on a fascinating journey to one of the many natural getaways around the city. From hill stations to waterfalls to wildlife, there is much to explore.Mountains have often been regarded as places of mysticism and spirituality. Their thrilling heights evoke something deep within our souls and inspire us to seek out the divine. Coimbatore has no dearth of temples and religious sites adorning its cityscape and the surrounding mountain ranges. Explore the spiritual side of this industrial city with a tour of its temples. The monsoon festivals held in honor of the goddess of rain Mariamman are celebrated with great gusto and this would be the ideal time to experience the city’s festive spirit.Speaking of the industrial city, its booming textile industry has earned Coimbatore the title of ‘Manchester of South India’. Malls are plentiful, but if you want to buy the superior quality khadi that the city is famous for, then head to the streets. Raja Street Oppanakkara Street, and Sukravar Pettai are lined with a number of textile stores and are ideal for street shopping. When it comes to food, anyone with a sweet tooth should try out the popular traditional sweet ‘Mysorepak’.Coimbatore has a well developed transport infrastructure that can meet the needs of the growing city. The public transport bus service is an economical and easy way to travel across the city. Metered or fixed-rate taxis are also a convenient alternative. It is also possible to book taxis and cars over the phone at pre-determined rates.There are certain things that need to be taken into consideration while in Coimbatore.Due to the expanding nature of the city’s commercial activities, traffic has become a major concern over the last few years. While enjoying the nightlife in the city, make sure of your whereabouts and always keep to safe areas
Coimbatore is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.
Airports: Coimbatore International Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Coimbatore from other major cities of the country..