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Coimbatore Tourism

Coimbatore is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India and a major industrial city in Tamil Nadu. The city is also goes by the name of Manchester of South India. The city is famous for manufacturing good quality motor pumps and various industrial products such as textile, educational institutions, health care facilities, pleasant weather and hospitality. Coimbatore is also known as Koval and is performing as district headquarters. You can find a place filled with rich flora and fauna with several lakes flowing beside the city.

This Coimbatore travel guide on Coimbatore tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Coimbatore, Coimbatore tourist places, the history and culture of Coimbatore, and the best time to visit Coimbatore.

History of Coimbatore

The first evidence of this city is found back in the 2nd century. Starting from the Cholas, the throne of Coimbatore has been passed to different dynasties such as Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandiya, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar rulers. During the rule of Kovan Ruler, the city witnessed many developments in terms of construction. It was during the 10th century when his city faced many developments under Koval king. After the declination of the Cholas, the city came under the rule of Pandayas, followed by Madurai Sultanate, Hoysalas, Vijaynagar, Empire and That Madurai Nayaks and Thanjavur Nayaks for a brief period. In the 19th century, after the third Mysore war, the city came under British rule.

Culture in Coimbatore

The art and culture of the city are always being fascinating for the traveller. According to the experts, the city is more diverse and cosmopolitan as compared to everyone. The major festival which is celebrated in Tamil Nadu is the Mariamman festival. It is celebrated for worshipping the south Indian goddess Mariamman. The goddess is worshipped to bring rain. The festival is celebrated every year when the deity is taken out is ornamented chariot. She is worshipped to bring rains and cure diseases like chickenpox, cholera etc. The people's hospitality is well-known, and being a commercial hub, the city features a multi-cultural society. Majorly local speaks in Kongu Tamil. However, you can also find a strong presence of Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam speaking people.

Cuisine of Coimbatore

The city's staple food is rice, and you can savour different forms of rice dishes here. As the city has a multi-cultural population, the same can be seen in the food culture also. Apart from rice, you can also taste idli sambar, uttapam, dosa, rasam and many other south Indian dishes here. Talking about typical Coimbatore cuisine, you can savor –
1. Kalakki – It is a special variety of Egg. It is a semi-cooked egg garnished with pepper powder.
2. Arisi Paruppu – It is a protein-rich rice dish made up of a mixture of rice and thoor daal.
3. Kalaan – It's a local mushroom variety cooked with chilli.
4. Cracked Wheat Upma – Highly nutritious, cocked by mixing mustard seed, green chilli, tomatoes and onion. Mostly served in religious functions.

Coimbatore Weather and best time to Visit

Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Coimbatore Map

Places to Visit Coimbatore

Coimbatore is the second-largest city in Tamil Nadu. Being one of the major tourist destinations in India, the city has many popular tourist sites. The following Coimbatore travel places are saying all about meticulous architectural work. The major Coimbatore tourist places are Marudhamalai Hill Temple, Perur Siva Temple, Monkey Falls, and Vydehi Falls. The other Coimbatore travel places are Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Vellingiri Hill Temple, Kovai Kondattam, Kovai Kutralam Falls, Ayyappan Temple, Anubhavi Subramaniar temple, Dhyanlinga Temple, Parambikkulam, and Anamali Wildlife Sanctuary.

Marudhamalai Hill Temple:

It is located at the height of 500 ft at the Western Ghats. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Muruga. The hill on which the temple is situated has its own medicinal importance.

Perur Siva Temple:

The temple is situated 6 km from Coimbatore. The temple was built by Karikala Cholan on the banks of the Noyyal River. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is called by the name of Patteswaras in the temple.

Monkey Falls:

It is the waterfalls encircled by lush green dense forest and rocky cliffs. Adults and Children can take a bath at this is a natural waterfall.

Best Time to Visit Coimbatore

The city is nestled in the southern part of the country near the Western Ghats. The weather in Coimbatore is majorly humid and also moderate. The best time to visit Coimbatore is between the months of September to March. The weather is moderate and pleasing during this time of the season in Coimbatore.

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Getting In Coimbatore


By Airways:

The Airport of Coimbatore, which is known as Peelamedu Airport, is located at a 10 km distance from the city. You can catch different flights from this airport to all major cities of the country. The top flights are Chennai, Shillong etc.

By Roadways:

The well-planned road will take you to the city and take you out of the city by bussed services you can get from and for Chennai, Bangalore, Ernakulam, etc.

By Railways:

The Coimbatore Railways station connects to all the major railheads of India, such as Bangalore, Shillong, Chennai, Hyderabad and all the cities of Andhra Pradesh.


You will love your Coimbatore trip, and our Coimbatore travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Coimbatore tourist destinations. 

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