If you are thrilled about South India and want to try the cuisine, temples, hills, cultural diversity, Ettimadai is one of the places where you need to be in. The sub-urban area is considered to be an outskirts area of Coimbatore. The heart of Coimbatore lies at a distance of 21 km north of the area. Ettimadai is also known for its greenery.
Places to Stay
Being a small place, naturally there will be no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Coimbatore for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Raamus Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Vinayak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sri Krishna Vilas (Tariff – Rs. 900), KK Residency Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The place does not have anything interesting to offer other than its greenery, unlike Coimbatore where some of the must-see sites include TNAU Botanical Gardens, Gass Forest Museum, Government Museum, Siruvani Waterfalls, Vaideki Falls, VOC Park and Zoo, Marudamalai Murugan Temple, CSI Immanuel Church among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Coimbatore International Airport at a distance of 29 km.
Coimbatore Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 19 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are available from Coimbatore. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.