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A fast-growing urban conglomeration; yet a destination that offers rare glimpses of traditional exuberance. It’s a sprawling city on one side and a place of absolute beauty on the other. Coimbatore is a wonder that grows on you, with every visit.

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. 

Lying on the banks of the river Noyyal, Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd or 3rd century AD during the time of Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its great rulers were Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. When Kongunadu fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore. In the local Tamil language, Coimbatore it is also called Kovai. 

In the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a pleasant climate all the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows through the 25-km long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore’s flourishing agriculture sector. 

The successful growth of cotton served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry. The first textile mill came as far back as 1888 after that many textile mills were started and provided many employment opportunities within as well as neighboring districts. 

Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to the popular hill station of Udhagamandalam (Ooty). It is the disembarking point for those who want to take the mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam. Maruthamalai Temple, Parambikulam Aliyar, Vaideki Waterfalls, Sengupathi Waterfalls, Siruvani Waterfalls and Valparai are some of the attractions in the district.

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Anamalai Tiger Reserve

What a majestic sight it will be, as you go deep into the jungle, hearing the mumbling growl of one of the most beautiful beasts on the planet; and to see it walk past you, like the boss it really is.

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Coimbatore

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.

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Vaidehi Waterfalls

A visit to Vaidehi falls combines the joy of trekking along the forest and immersing yourself in the refreshing water.

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Monkey Waterfalls

If you are in the mood to explore an unspoilt destination, plan your trip to Monkey waterfalls. This beautiful waterfall is situated on the way to Pollachi.

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Maruthamalai Murugan Temple

Visit the magnificent Murugan Temple in Maruthamalai, which is nestled in the breathtaking Western Ghats just 15 kilometres west of Coimbatore. This temple dedicated to Lord Murugan is an absolute must-see for any tourist, with its marvellous architecture set against a stunning scenic backdrop.

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Valparai

This beautiful, hilly hamlet of Valparai is the ultimate choice for those who wish to spend a quiet memorable time away from all the hustle. The lavish green spread, tea plantations and winding paths serve up a lot to explore.

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Anamalai

Grassy hills, forest, mountains, reservoirs and exotic flora and fauna- Anamalai hills is a paradise for nature lovers, travellers and trekkers.

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Bethesda International Prayer Centre

Bethesda International Prayer Centre has been raised on 10th October 1993 by DRD.G.S. Dhinakaean and Dr Paul Dhinakara

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Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Coimbatore

Are you looking for a spiritual journey that will leave you feeling refreshed and cleansed? Look no further than Coimbatore's Eanchanari Vinayagar Temple! This enchanting temple has a distinct allure that draws devotees from all over the world.

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Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History

Spread across 55 acres, the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) is located in Anaikatti, in Coimbatore. It is an ideal place for researchers to study more about the multiple ecosystems in this area. If you are a wildlife enthusiast and someone who loves exploring nature in detail, then you should not miss this place.

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Accommodation

Hotel Tamilnadu - Coimbatore

DDTCP Office, Doctor Nanjappa Road, Anupperpalayam, Gopalapuram

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