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.
Situated in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, Nazareth is a Christian town, created by missionaries from Europe. Located near the southern tip of the country, Nazareth is about 41 km away from Thoothukudi and about 40 km from Tirunelveli. Well-known for the 200-year-old church located in the centre of town, Nazareth also houses many Gothic-styled churches which are visited by pilgrims from across the region. Nazareth is well-connected to all the major cities and town in South India.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Nazareth. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel DSF Grand Plaza, Hotel Geetha International and Hotel Jony International in Thoothukudi which offer rooms from Rs.700 onwards.
Christmas celebrations are big in this town. The Saint Andrews Church annual Church Festival (October 14 to 19) attracts pilgrims from across the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Apart from the churches of the town and the beaches, temples and churches of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli has a lot of places of tourist interest among which Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Agasthiyar Falls, Vettuvan Koil Temple, Suyambulingaswamy Temple and others deserve a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Tuticorin at a distance of 30 km.
Nazareth has its own railway station. The nearest major railway station is the Tuticorin Railway Station at a distance of 49 km.
Nazareth Bus Stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like AVK Travels, Ajith Travels, Perinba Vilas Travels and others run regular buses to and from the town. Bus booking in India is a huge rage these days, especially with bus booking portals like TicketGoose.com.