Some of the other tourist attractions in and around the city are as follows:
Aliyar Dam | Black Thunder Water Park | Fun Mall | Brookfields Shopping Mall | Botanical Garden | Cholayar Dam | Monkey Waterfalls
Salim Ali Ornithology Centre | Singanallur Lake
Siruvani Dam | Siruvani Hills | Vaitheki Waterfalls | Valparai Hill | V. O. C. Park
The IT and BPO industry in the city has grown rapidly and continues to lure the giants in the industry. It stands proudly at the 17th rank among the global outsourcing cities. Situated in the west of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore shares border with Kerala state as well. Owing to this, you will find a lot of influences from neighbouring states in their food and culture. It is surrounded by the Western Ghat's mountain range to the West and the North, with quite a few reserve forests and the infamous Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve on the northern side. The best part about Coimbatore is that it is within easy access from most hill stations such as Ooty and Valparai. For people visiting Coimbatore from other parts of the state or the country, there is something for everyone. Beautiful weather, greenery, lush green forests, natural reserves and thriving economy. ClimateSince Coimbatore is surrounded by the Western Ghat's mountain range and other natural reserves , it boasts of a fairly pleasant and salubrious climate through the year. The mean maximum and minimum temperatures vary between 35 °C (95 °F) and18 °C (64 °F).
Kovai alias Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Located at the foot of Nilgiris, Coimbatore is also called "Poor man's Ooty". Apart from being a fast developing town, it is famous for its rich culture. Famous for industries such as textiles, electric motors, automobile spares, it is also home to some of the leading IT companies. With over 25,000 small, medium and large industries & textile mills, it is no surprise it earned the title "Manchester of South India". The city is the second largest software producer in the state, next only to Chennai.
Getting ThereCoimbatore can be easily accessed by air, rail & road. The city is served by the Coimbatore International Airport at Peelamedu 15 km (9.3 mi) from the city. The Coimbatore Junction is well connected to major Indian cities.
There are six major arterial roads in the city:
Avinashi Road, Trichy Road, Sathyamangalam Road,Mettupalayam Road, Palakkad Road & Pollachi Road. They are well connected by national highways. Getting Around Traveling within the city of Coimbatore is quite easy. You can hire auto rickshaws, buses or call taxis to explore the town. Knowing the local language is an advantage.
How to Reach Coimbatore
Being a major industrial hub of the Republic of India, this city of south India is well connected to the rest of the country by the following modes of transport:
Airways: The nearest airport to the city is the Coimbatore International Airport, which is located at Peelamedu and is around 11 km away from Coimbatore. Besides connecting the city with some of the domestic cities such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai, this airport links the city to the international destinations like Singapore and Sharjah. The air force base at Sulur that is just 23 km from this city even serves the city.
Railways: Starting from the year 1852, the broad gauge lines connect the place with the rest of the state as well as the country. Coimbatore Junction is the main and nearest railway station to the city, which connects the city to some of the major cities of the nation like Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Howrah, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Jaipur, Indore, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Jammu and Patna.
Roadways: The following 3 National Highways mentioned below helps it connect to the different neighboring as well as distant areas:
Avinashi Road - Marudhamalai Road - Mettupalayam Road - Pallakad Road - Pollachi Road - Satyamangalam Road - Trichy Road.