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Known as the Manchester of South India, Coimbatore is one of the most industrialized districts and a major textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu.

What would you love to explore on your trip to Tamil Nadu? Locations that offer you the coziness that you long for? Experience the rich art and heritage of the region? Or travel deep in to the innate wonders of the destination? Whatever it is that you wish, Coimbatore offers it all. A bustling urban centre, Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and a centre of thriving commerce and business. 

Coimbatore is home to a large number of textile units, earning it the nickname ‘Manchester of the South’. Apart from textile, the city has a number of engineering industries, two special economic zones, automobile units, electronics and various other successful manufacturing facilities. Apart from the buzzing present and a promising future, Coimbatore has a rich history too. It was earlier knows ad Kongunadu and the began to be called as Kovai, a name that is in popular usage to this day. The place was once ruled by tribal chieftans knows as Koyan or Kovan. Their reign was followed by Karikala Cholan and subsequently a number of dynasties including Rashtrakudas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoyasalas and the Vijayanagar empire. 

For a discerning traveller, Coimbatore has much in offer. Located near to the serene Palghat Gap, Coimbatore is rich in natural beauty bestowed by the mighty Western Ghats. There are many places of worship and other places of interest that a traveller would love to explore. Besides, Coimbatore is located close to many tourism destinations that makes it a strategic stopover.

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