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.
Pathamadai or Pattamadai is a panchayat town in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is surrounded by Kozhumadai in the east, Paymadai in the west, Pulavan Kudiyeruppu in the south and Karisulnthamangalam in the north. This town is the birth place of Swami Sivananda and is famous for the Sivananda Hospital. Pattamadai is also well known for its hand woven mats crafted out of korai grass (Marsh Reed plant). These mats are also called as Indian Chattai.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Tirunelveli (24 kms). Some of them are Balaji Mansion Lodge (Tariff- Rs. 300 onwards),Sakunthala International Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 500 onwards) and Seethalakshmi Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 350 onwards).
Tamil is the official language in Pathamadai.
The Sura Samharam festival is held every year at the Periya Sivan Kovil in Pathamadai.
Places of Interest
Periya Sivan Kovil, Meenachi Amman Kovil,Karisulntha Mangalam, Malukkamaliyar Pallivasal, Bharathi Theertha Bhavan (the Sringeri Math branch of Pattamadai) are the notable place to visit in Pathamadai.
How to Get There
Pathamadai is located 49 kms away from the nearest airport in Tuticorin.
Pathamadai is located 6 kms away from the nearest railway station Pudukkudi Karaikurichi railway station.
MPK travels is one of the leading bus operators on this route. Book online bus ticket in advance from Ticketgoose.com for a hassle-free travel.