Coimbatore - Manchester of South India OR it's educational institutions OR its entrepreneurship of its residents

Coimbatore Travel Guide

Located in the foothills of the Nilgiri , Coimbatore, located on the bank of River Noyyal and the most wonderful cities in southern part of India is popularly known as the Manchester of South India where you will find a number of textile miles and their industrial set ups. Coimbatore’s times gone by dates back to the 2nd century AD when it was a diminutive ethnic village called Kongunad. The first of the early Cholas, Karikalan conveyed Kongunad under Chola control. The Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas. Pandyas, and the Vijayanagara have all lined over the city. British changed its name to Coimbatore. The city’s closeness to the Nilgiri hills communicates an enjoyable climate. Summers are hot and winters are mild.

Cuddle up in the shades of the Western Ghats and endowed with a pleasurable environment during the year, Coimbatore is one of the attractive tourist spots of South India. The city has a miscellaneous choice of ecology and its scenery is spotted with wonderful temples. The city also has a major agricultural university. Some other attractions include VOC Park, Marudhamalai Temple, Perur Temple and Forest College. The places around Coimbatore also are attractive tourist destinations. The peaceful natural surroundings, quaint locales and the miscellaneous fauna charm all. Some popular one includes Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Siruvania Waterfalls, Thirumoorthy temple and Bhavani. It also serves as connecting point to neighbouring Kerala and Udhagamandalam (Ooty).

Some of the major attractions of the city are :

Anamalai Wildlife  Sanctuary Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary : 90 km from Coimbatore, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is situated at an altitude of 1,400 m in the Western Ghats near Pollachi.

Thiruppur Thiruppur :  It is well-known for hosiery products and is also known for its association with 'Thiruppur Kumaran', one of the gallant freedom fighters.

Parambikulam-Aliyar  Multipurpose Project Parambikulam-Aliyar Multipurpose Project : Fob watch the exceptional instance of manufacturing skill at Parambikulam-Aliyar Multipurpose Project situated in the Anamalai range where a series of dams are unified by passageways and canals to yoke waters of the Rivers Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunakadavu, Thekkadi and Palar.

V O C Park V O C Park : It surrounds a mini Zoo, models of antediluvian dinosaurs, Children' Train, Swings other play equipments making it an interesting and engaging amusement park for the children.

Thirumoorthy Temple : Thirumoorthy Temple at the foothills of Thirumoorthy Hills near Thirumoorthy Dam is a popular get away of Coimbatore.

Perur  Patteeswaraswamy Temple Perur Patteeswaraswamy Temple : Its reference can be found in the poetic creations of Arunagiri Nather and Kachiappa Munivar.

Khadi Gandhi Gallery : It abodes some of the rare photographs titled 'Journey through Harijan Life', 'Family', 'Friends', 'Independence Struggle', 'Jail Life' and 'Peace Talks'.

Forest College Museum Forest College Museum : The college museum exhibits the fossils of plants and animals, the dead specimens of plants and animals of rare variety and has a special advisory counter that offers counseling regarding plant husbandry.

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