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Coimbatore Guide

About Coimbatore

Coimbatore alias Kovai is the third largest city in Tamilnadu and is known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South. The City is surrounded by the Western Ghats mountain range to the West and the North, with quite a few reserve forests and the famous Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve on the northern side. The best part is that it is within easy access from most hill stations such as Ooty and Valparai.

The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore's flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact the successful growth of cotton that served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry. The first textile mills came as far back as 1888. Now,there are more than 25,000 small, medium, large sale industries. Coimbatore is also famous for the manufacture of motor pump sets and varied engineering goods. The development of Hydro electricity from the Pykara Falls in the 1930 led to a cotton boom in Coimbatore. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India. The IT and BPO industry in the city has grown rapidly and continues to lure the giants in the industry. It stands proudly at the 17th rank among the global outsourcing cities.


Specials of Coimbatore

Coimbatore is also called "Poor man's Ooty". Apart from being a fast developing town, it is famous for its rich culture. The city also hosts a lot of less known abodes of beauty and tranquillity for nature buffs ranging from hill-stations, waterfalls, natural reserves, dams and spiritual centres. For people visiting Coimbatore from other parts of the state or the country, there is something for everyone - beautiful weather, plenty of greenery, lush forests, natural reserves and thriving economy.

Being the education hub, Coimbatore is a home to many young Indians from all over the state and even the neighbouring states. Coimbatore is a center of hospitals and labs based on medical research. Medical tourism is quite popular in Coimbatore.

The Mariamman festivals, at the city's numerous Amman temples, is a major event in summer. This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated along with Koniamman temple car festival. Car festivals at the Karamadai temple and The famous Avinashi temple attract a large attendance.


About Coimbatore Region

  1. Area: 254 Sq. kms
  2. Population: 42,71,856 (Coimbatore District)
  3. Altitude: 411 Meters, above mean sea level
  4. Climate: Mild winter and moderate Summer
  5. Temperature: Summer - Max. 34.7°C / Min . 21.1°C
    Winter - Max. 32.2°C / Min . 19.2°C
  6. Rainfall: 61.22 cms annual
  7. Season: Throughout the Year
  8. Rainy Season: September to November
  9. Clothing: Tropical
  10. Literacy: 73%
  11. Language: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English

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