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Coimbatore is the “Manchester of South India”. It is a perfect amalgamation of the metropolitan and cultural heritage. People visiting this small elegant city are usually awed by its beauty and grace. Here are some of the must do things in Coimbatore-
Experience the sunrise at Valankulam Lake- Sunrises are always beautiful, but when the backdrop is that of Valankulam Lake then the scene just becomes magical.if you are a nature or a photography lover, visit the lake and see the most magical sunrise and sum rare species of birds.
See Dead animals at Gass Museum- if you have always dreamt of taking selfies with animals, here is your chance. Gass museum in Forest College vicinity houses preserved dead animals and presents them as good as real.
Drench in Monkey Falls- if you are a nature lover and get peace when in natures lap, head to a soothing and relaxing day to monkey falls. Along with the scenic beauty you will also get to see a huge population of monkeys, from which these falls have derived their name.
Race at Kari speedway- if speed excites you, then kari speedway is a must visit. Only few such circuits are there in the country and you will surely get an experience of lifetime.
Perur temple- a famous lord shiva temple, situated in the western part of the city, this temple is thronged by religious devotees all throughout the year. The temple showcases carvings on the walls of halls and ceilings and is famous for the golden statue of Nataraja.
Siruvani reservoir- this water reservoir was built by the Kerala government to solve the water problems of Coimbatore. The architecture style of the gateway is typical of Tamil nadu and Kerala. If you get a chance, drink the water from this reservoir which is a perfect blend of purity, freshness and sweetness.
Marudhamalai Temple- it is a 12th century temple situated around 10 kms west of Coimbatore. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Murugan. The temple is surrounded by water bodies and it is believed that this water holds healing properties.
The Coimbatore cuisine is a mix of traditional south Indian dishes and western dishes. People prefer street food over junk food and swear by Kheema Pav and Kheema Dosa. Some of the favorite dishes of locals are Idli, Dosa, Upma, Sweet pongal, Sea food and Venu biryani. Veg thali is found everywhere – from small eateries to big hotels.
Shopping can be a fun experience for people visiting Coimbatore. It is a favorite among people looking to buy silk saris and apparels. Raja street and Sukravar pettai are two major shopping hubs in Coimbatore.
For handicrafts home décor products or metal wares, cross cut road is the ideal option. Cheese, jewellery and cotton apparels are some of the must buy from Coimbatore.
The complete city of tamil nadu is well connected by bus. Coimbatore has two major bus stations from which buses ply to nearby states of Kerala, Karnataka, Ooty and Mettupalam.
Coimbatore has good road connections which makes travelling by self driven cars or cabs easy. Cabs can be hired for short intra city tours or even for visiting nearby places like Nilgiri hills and Ooty.
Coimbatore is well connected by train and is an important station in the region. Trains going to Chennai, Rameshwaram, Ooty, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore all stop here.
Coimbatore airport is well connected to all the major cities of the country and is situated around 12 kms outside the town. Regular flights operate from Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. From the airport there are options of cab or bus to help you reach the desired destination.
NEAREST AIRPORT- COIMBATORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
DISTANCE FROM NEARBY PLACES
COIMBATORE TO OOTY- 87 km
COIMBATORE TO KARNATAKA-744 km
COIMBATORE TO CHENNAI- 500 km
COIMBATORE TO KERALA- 103 km