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.
Polur, a peaceful town in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district, is famous for its lakes and mountain temple. This town lies along Cheyyar River and National Highway 234 runs through the region. Thiruvannamalai is 34 km away from Polur and Chennai, its capital, is 171 km away. Some of its surrounding cities include, Arcot, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai.
Places to Stay
There is no lodging facility in Polur. Tiruvannamalai, which is near Polur, provides good budget hotels. A few of these hotels are Ammayii Hotel Resort (Tariff – Rs.175), Abirami Lodge (Tariff – Rs.344), Kannagi Park (Tariff – Rs.350), Vijaya Lodge (Tariff – Rs.497) and Hotel Ganesh International (Tariff – Rs.579).
The official language spoken in Polur is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Polur are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, and Navratri in October.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Polur such as lakes, temples and monuments. Devikapuram Reserve Forest (22 km), Thatchambadi Reserve Forest (20 km), Polur Perumal Hill (2 km), Kunnathur Murugan Temple (3 km), Polur Lake (3 km) and Arni (27 km) away from Polur are some of the places of repute which are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is the Chennai International Airport (158 km).
Polur Railway Station is situated within 400 m from Polur. This railway station connects the town to other nearby cities.
Many state-run and private buses travel to and fro this town. There are comfortable AC buses from nearby cities to this town. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.