Coimbatore also knew as Kovai located on the banks of the Noyyal River and surrounded by the Western Ghats is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In 1868, the Nilgiris District was bifurcated from the Coimbatore District.
With its historic landmarks and buildings, wildlife reserves, cultural and art centres and parks, Coimbatore offers many interesting locations to visitors. It is known for its pleasant climate, peaceful atmosphere and private enterprise. Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism. While in town, one can explore its wealth of temples and the national park.
It is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and a major hub for textiles, industries, commerce, education, information technology, healthcare, poultry and manufacturing in South India. The big business and Junction City is often known as the Manchester of India for its textile industry is the second largest city in the state after Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore district houses more than 25,000 small, medium and large industries with primary industries being engineering and textiles. Coimbatore cuisine is predominantly south Indian with rice as its base. Trips to Coimbatore tend to be pretty fleeting, however, with visitors using it as a convenient jumping-off point for adventures across the south.