Coimbatore Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Coimbatore

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

    • Air Pollution 52.53 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 66.35 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.13 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.77 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.87 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 52.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 60.26 (High)
  • How safe is Coimbatore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Coimbatore.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.58 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.97 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.29 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.03 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.81 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.91 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Coimbatore is 124.82 (High)

    • Safety Index 63.08 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 64.12 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 52.47 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 21 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.2 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.04 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 53.24 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.31 USD

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

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo