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Coimbatore

, Tamil Nadu

(Coimbatore is also known as Kovai)
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State: Tamil Nadu
District: Coimbatore
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Tamil, Malayalam, English
Best Season: Sept - Mar
Weather: Summer 20 to 40°C, Winter 15 to 33°C
Altitude: 411 m
Pincode: 6410xx
STD code: 0422
Coimbatore, which is also called as Kovai in Tamil is an excellent city known for its industrial business. As per the census record of the year 2001, Coimbatore is the 2nd largest city in Tamil Nadu. Also, Coimbatore is the directorial headquarters of Kovai district.

Coimbatore is a city that is popularly known for its automobile spare parts manufacturing, engineering firms, textile industries, health care centers, schools, colleges, and the soothing weather. Moreover, people in the Coimbatore city are very friendly and they receive tourists with royal hospitality. As the city is located on the banks of the river Noyyal, it is also called as Koneyammanputhhur, which signifies to be the 'birth place of the Goddess'

If you are planning to take outdoor trip, Coimbatore will obviously be the most pleasant place to interest and excite. Coimbatore is an excellent choice to destination to visit along with your family and friends. You can taste mouth watering recipes and enjoy the best place of accommodation to relax and refresh. Choosing the best quality hotel will make you to enjoy the view of the landscape.

Coimbatore is an excellent South Indian tourism spot, popularly known for its landscape spotted with divine shrines and temples. People who are greatly interested in textiles and hosieries must have to make their visit to Coimbatore, as it is well-renowned for its textile and other engineering works. While the time of your India tour packages, you can also sight-see quite other scenic areas amusement parks and botanical gardens.
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Yaksha - A Celestial Feast of Music and Dance

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Feb 02, 2012
The Yaksha is a festival that is conducted for celebration of the performing arts at the Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore. This centre aims at the promotion of the traditional Indian art, dance forms and music. This festival lasts for 14 days during February.

History


Dating back to the Sangam age (3rd century B.C. to 3rd Century A.D.), history of Coimbatore highlights the city to have been formed part of the Kongu country and was initially inhibited by the tribes. The city was then annexed by the Rashtra Kutas and later by the Chola kings. The Chola rule was followed by the Chalukyas, pandayas and the Cysalas before falling under the hands of the Madurai Sultanets.

However, during the wars fought between the years 1377-78, the kingdom was ruined due to the conflict between the of Muthu Veerappa Nayak and Tirumal nayak. Hyder Ali of Mysore took over the reigns of Coimbatore in the year 1799.

Earlier known as Kongunad, the name Coimbatore was rechristened by the British. In many parts of the Coimbatore, it is still referred through its native name – Kovai.

In the later part of the 18th century, due to the fall of Tipu Sultan, the city came under the territory of the East India Company and remained under the British governance till India’s independence in 1947. Coimbatore is popular for playing a significant role in the movement of independence.

This small hamlet of Tamil Nadu today is an important hub for textile and engineering.

Travel within city


Traveling around the city of Coimbatore is quite easy, as many auto rickshaws, buses and call taxis are available for tourists and visitors. You can opt for the mode of travel that best suits your requirements.

Bus


Buses in Coimbatore play to every known location in and around the city. The minimum bus fare in Coimbatore is Rs 5, though deluxe buses that have been recently launched can cost more. Fares will not normally cross Rs 25 to 30, and semi deluxe luxury buses are available for transport too.

Auto Rickshaw


Auto rickshaws are a preferred mode of transport for tourists, as this mode of travel is quicker and faster. However, auto rickshaws in Coimbatore do not run on meter and they may charge any amount that they deem fit. For this reason, it would be prudent on your part to be familiar with the general local rates before boarding one. There are no separate night fares.

Taxi


Call taxis in Coimbatore are aplenty and they normally charge a minimum charge of Rs 35. Call taxis and auto rickshaws can be taken from the railway station or bus stand. Call taxis charge around Rs 14 per kilometer after the initial amount. These can be preferred at night time.

Kovai Call Taxi- Ph: 0422 4221787
Kannan Travels- Ph: 0422 2301281

Hotels


You can find 51 hotels in Coimbatore under following categories:
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