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.
A town in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Pavoorchatram is situated in the foothills of Western Ghats. Located between Tuticorin and the Quilon highway National highway,Pavoorchatramlies 9kms east of Tenkasi and 45kms west of Tirunelveli. The town is well-connected to all the major cities and towns in the state as it is located on the Tenkasi-Tirunelveli State Highway. A fast developing town that serves as a commercial centre for the surrounding villages, Pavoorchatramthrives mainly on agriculture.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Pavoorchatram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kings Palace Star Comforts Hotel and Hotel ArunVenkatesh in Tenkasithat offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The KarkuvelAyyanarKovil (.5kms) and Courtallam Falls (15kms) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
The nearest railway station is at Tenkasi
Pavoorchatram bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, ShriMadhurajaTransaports and Arthi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.