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.
Kalakkad is a town in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It has a population of over 30,000 a high literacy rate as compared to the rest of India. The town has been the heart of various battles and played the role of home for the Pandya kings for a short period of time.
Places to Stay
There are a few budget options such as Sri Venkateswara lodge, Hotel Gowri Sankar and Parvathi Residency within the range of Rs.1500.
Christmas, Holi, Eid, Krishna Ashtami, Maha Sivarathri, Ugadi, Vijaya Dashami and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Tamil and Hindi are the local languages spoken in Kalakkad.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit are The Sathyavageeswarar temple, Ramanavi Krishna temple and the St. Paul Lutheran Church all located within 25km.
How to Get There
Madurai is 80km from here. Passengers can find connectivity to limited cities and towns from here with ease.
Nanguneri Railway Station is 13km from here. Passengers can find connectivity to limited cities and towns from here with ease.
Kalakkad has a local bus stand which has private operators and TNSRTC that will take passengers to Nanguneri and Madurai where visitors can find better connectivity. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.