Located in the Western Part of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore close to the Western Ghats. Also known as Kovai, it is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Apart from being the third largest city in Tamilnadu, Coimbatore is known as the 4th best cosmopolitan and largest non-metro city of South India. This beautiful city is famous for its rich cultural panorama and flourishing textile industry. Also known as the Manchester of South India, this textile capital houses some of Asia’s largest garment manufacturing companies. It is not just a fast-developing economic hub; It is also a place of great historical importance.
Things to do in Coimbatore
Coimbatore has special significance due to its cultural plethora and diversity. Although it is prominent as a bustling industrial city, it still remains one of the pollution-free cities in India. It is also a major healthcare hub and is popular for its medical tourism. Known for its temples and places of historical significance, Coimbatore is a fine combination of tradition and modernity. Here are some of the fun things you can do in this city!
• Visit Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
This is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the Western Ghats near Pollachi about 90 Kms from the Coimbatore. The area of the sanctuary is 958 Sq.kms. You can find a wide variety of fauna such as tigers, elephants, sloth bear, black headed oriole, and many more animals in this wildlife sanctuary.
• Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam
The waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37Km West of the city. The water of Siruvani is known for its unique taste. The panoramic view of the dam and the waterfalls are simply mesmerising.
• Black Thunder
Set at the foothills of the gigantic Nilgiris, it is Asia's No. 1 Water Theme Park. It is located at Mettupalayam. The water theme park is spread over 65 acres of land with green hills as a backdrop, surrounded by coconut and areca nut trees. This park has fun water games and so much more to offer. It is a great place for an outing with family and friends.
• Marudhamalai Hill Temple
Marudhamalai Hill Temple is among the most popular attractions of Coimbatore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 12th-century temple is surrounded by many trees, plants and herbs. Some of the herbs are known to have medicinal properties as well. Devotees visit the shrine in large numbers on occasion of festivals like Thai Poosam and Tirukarthigai. Situated on the Western Ghats, Marudhamalai Temple is situated at a distance of 12 km from the Coimbatore railway station.
• Isha Foundation
The Isha Yoga Center, which is established by the Isha Foundation, is set at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains in Coimbatore. The centre houses unique architectural marvels like the Spanda Hall and garden, a 64,000 sq. ft. meditation hall and program facility which is the venue for many residential programs catering to various groups. The Yoga Center also houses the Dhyanalinga, a unique and powerful energy-form sitting under a pillarless 250,000-brick dome structure as well as Theerthakund, a sacred underground water body. Every week, thousands of people across the globe visit this unique meditation centre to seek out inner peace and wellbeing.
Where to stay in Coimbatore?
Coimbatore is known for its great connectivity. It is connected by the national highway – NH-47, NH-67 and NH-209 and Buses travel from major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu, also covering other places in and around Coimbatore. Also, there are many places which offer comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. OYO rooms are one of the best options for a hotel stay in Coimbatore. Located in all the important locations of Coimbatore such as Ramanathapuram, Peelamedu, Ramnagar, Kurudampalayam, and Singanallur, OYO rooms offer a wide range of budget hotels to choose from.
We suggest you stay in close proximity to these three railway junctions (terminals) - Coimbatore Central, Coimbatore North and Podanur. It is easy to travel within the city and staying close by to these areas will make travelling an enjoyable experience.
Hotels in Coimbatore
A wide range of premium and budget hotels are available on OYO rooms. You can pick and choose a hotel of your choice based on your budget. Based on your requirements, you can choose from a wide range of amenities offered by each hotel. For instance, if you are looking for a hotel which has a gym facility, be sure to select the hotel amenities section which is given under each city search page.
If you are looking for OYO rooms with a standard budget, you can avail the following facilities – most of them provide complimentary breakfast, free wifi and air-conditioned rooms. Several other amenities like electricity/ power backup and laundry are also available. For those of you who are travelling on a budget, you can also check out a special section on our website – Best hotels in Coimbatore. Check out some of the best places to stay which would fit right into your budget and also give you good amenities which ensure a comfortable stay.
Best time to visit Coimbatore
The best season or months to visit places in Coimbatore are February, March, August, September, October, November, December. If you are planning a trip to Coimbatore during any of these months, we suggest you carry your camera in handy because you will have so many things to capture during your journey. The vibrant festive spirit of this city will leave you stunned.