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.