Coimbatore Tourism

Visit Coimbatore - Best of Coimbatore

Also known as Kovai, Coimbatore is a major city in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Situated at the foot hills of Nilgiri Mountain Range, the city is known for its pleasant climate, serene atmosphere, a cosmopolitan outlook and a bustling industry. With many cotton textiles mills and factories dealing in the manufacturing and processing of electric motors, heavy metals, pumps, automobile spares, metal castings etc. situated in and around the city, Coimbatore is referred to as the ‘Textile and Engineering City of India’. To put things into perspective, the city has more than 25,000 small, medium and large industries! Due to its extensive textile industry, no wonder Coimbatore, India is also called the ‘Manchester of South India’.

Tourist places in Coimbatore are not many. It mostly serves as a stopping point for people travelling onwards to Kerala or Ooty. However, if you intend on staying for a few days in the city, tourist places near Coimbatore are many. From temples to waterfalls to museums, you might end up visiting them all. Here’s all the information you will need to plan a perfect Coimbatore travel itinerary.

Coimbatore Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Coimbatore tips for your visit

  • Plan your Coimbatore travel itinerary well in advance.
  • Pack a raincoat or umbrella. It rains unexpectedly in the summers.
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Facts and Stats for Coimbatore*

  • Pollution Statistics in Coimbatore

    Know the pollution level of Coimbatore before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.3 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 64.93 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.29 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.86 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.79 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 61.94 (High)
  • Coimbatore: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Coimbatore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Coimbatore.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.48 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.07 (High)
    • Car Stealing 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.62 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.21 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.55 (Moderate)
  • Living in Coimbatore - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Coimbatore is 118.13 (High)

    • Safety Index 60.04 (High)
    • Climate Index 79.44 (High)
    • Pollution Index 64.14 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 52.47 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.12 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.04 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 43.62 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Coimbatore

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Coimbatore

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.62 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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