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Coimbatore

Coimbatore

Weather

Coimbatore experiences an enjoyable tropical wet and dry weather conditions. Winters, covering the period between December and February are mild with the minimum and maximum temperatures being 15°C and 32°C respectively. The summer season, extending from March till May are very hot with mercury level rising upto 39°C. The cool breeze blowing across the city makes the summers comfortable.


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The months of June, July and August experience intermittent rainfall but regular monsoon, ushered in by the North-eastern winds lasts from October to November. Yearly on an average, the rainfall is 700 mm. The ideal time to tour Coimbatore is between September to November, but March is the best month for shopping, sightseeing and strolling in the beaches. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Government bus service operating in Kerala and Tamil Nadu connect Coimbatore to many other cities in Tamil Nadu. Super Deluxe buses run from Coimbatore to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Chennai, Cochin and Trivandrum.


By Air:

The Coimbatore Airport, also called Peelamedu Airport, lying 10 km away from the main city has flights to seven different Indian cities, particularly to Chennai. Taxis can be availed from the city to the airport. The closest international airports are that of Kozhikode in Kerala (187 kms). 



By Rail:

The train station at Coimbatore is linked to major metro cities of India such as New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. Kerala Express and Ers Millenium Express run from New Delhi, Mangalore Express and Coimbatore Express are from Chennai and Kanyakumari Express is from Mumbai. 


Overview

Coimbatore, also called Kovai, is the second leading city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Positioned near the Nilgiri foot hills, this city attracts a number of tourists for its comfortable climate, serene ambiance, sophisticated outlook and private business establishments. Coimbatore city serves as the headquarters of the Kovai district. As Coimbatore is located by the side of river Noyyal, it is also named as Koneyammanputhhur, which means the ‘native place of the Goddess’.

 

Coimbatore is a major hub for the engineering and textile trade not only within Tamil Nadu, but also through the entire South India. Because of its many textile industries, the city has earned the name of ‘Manchester of South India’. In the recent years, Coimbatore has witnessed the rapid development of healthcare and education enterprises. The city has a strong industrial base especially in connection with the manufacturing of automobile parts, textiles, hosieries and healthcare centers.

 

The city’s rich history can be traced back to the Sangam Age, when Coimbatore was occupied by tribal population and was a portion of Kongu country. After being occupied by several dynasties Coimbatore came under British control in the late 18th century and continued to be so till India attained Independence. The city has played a commendable role in the war of independence against the British. 

 

Coimbatore is a wonderful tourist destination with its natural beauty, artifacts, research institutions and flora and fauna. The city caters tourists with variety of interests like sightseeing, wildlife watching, industrial studies and deity worshipping. The botanical gardens and amusement parks add to the serene atmosphere of Coimbatore.   With an appealing juxtaposition of industrial sophistication and scenic wholesomeness, Coimbatore scores high as a much visited destination.