Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and this large metropolitan city is known for being the textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. Considered to have existed before the 2nd Century AD, Coimbatore had once been a small village called Kongunad. Known for its flourishing agriculture business and textile mills, Coimbatore is currently an upcoming Information Technology Hub of Tamil Nadu. This city is also referred to as the "Manchester Detroit of Southern India". Coimbatore is surrounded by the Western Ghats and is positioned on the banks of the Noyyal River.
Budget Hotels in Coimbatore
There are great hotels near the bus stand in Coimbatore. They are Hotel Sree Murugan (Tariff – Rs. 1,685) and Metro Park Inn (Tariff – Rs. 2,150).
Tamil is the local language in Coimbatore. There are many inhabitants from other states settled in this cosmopolitan state and the languages spoken include English, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.
Events in Coimbatore
The Mariamman festival is a major event in summer and also the Koniamman temple car festival attracts a lot of populace to the city.
Places to See in Coimbatore
Lot of people visit Coimbatore for its pleasant weather and hospitality. The interesting tourist spots include Kovai Kutralam falls (35 kms from the city), Vydehi Water falls(35 km),Monkey falls(75 km), Malampuzha dam(60km), Thirumurthy waterfalls(90 km),Bhavani Sagar(55km).Dhyanalinga Yogic temple & Isha Yoga centre (35 km), Vellingiri hill temple(37 km), Marudhamali Hill Temple(13 km from Gandhipuram BS), and Vydehi Water falls(35 km).
How to Get There
Coimbatore International Airport is located at Peelamedu (15 kms) from the city. The Coimbatore International Airport offers domestic flights to major Indian cities, while international flight services are only limited to Sharjah and Singapore.
Coimbatore Junction is also referred to as Kovai Junction. This major railway junction is the busiest railway station in Tamil Nadu. Many trains from different states connect via Coimbatore Junction.
Currently there are 3 mofussil bus stands at Gandhipuram, Singanallur and at Ukkadam. Besides these, the Government bus stand and Town Bus Stand is also situated at Gandhipuram. The three leading bus operators which include KPN Travels, KMP Travels and Kings Travels. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.
Kurnool, a city and district headquarter of Andhra Pradesh. is known as the “Gateway to Rayalaseema”. This city got its name from Kandenavolu, and was also known as the city of Kandena, which means grease in Telugu, as this was the area where the cartwheels used to get greased. The Ketavaram rock paintings, dating back to the Paleolithic Era are a major tourist attraction in this district. Tungabhadra River and Handri River flow through this area.
Places to Stay
Kurnool offer budget hotels to travellers visiting its city. Some of these are Hotel Raga Sudha (Tariff – Rs.497), Woodlands Lodge (Tariff – Rs.664), Hotel Durga (Tariff – Rs.218) and Lodge Prasuna (Tariff – Rs.365).
The official language spoken in Kurnool is Telugu. The other language spoken here is Urdu.
The important festivals celebrated in Kurnool are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Vinayaka Chaviti in August, Dussehra in September-October, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kurnool is famous for its tourist attractions in and around the area. They include Jogulamba Temple (26 km), Sitaramapuram Reservoir (17 km), Chinna Tekuru (15 km) and Kodumur 33 km away from Kurnool.
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, which is 200 km away from Kurnool, is the nearest airport.
Kurnool Railway Station is located just 2 km away from the city centre.
Kurnool is well connected through state-run and private buses from various towns and states. Private bus operators such as Meghana Travels, Reddy Express Tours & Travels, Kallada Travels and Kesineni Tours & Travels run daily Volvo buses from Hyderabad to Kurnool. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.