Skirted by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Western Ghats, one of the largest cities of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is an eclectic cultural extravaganza. An integral thread in the state's traditional textile industry, Coimbatore is the hub of the world-renowned 'Village Cot' sarees and exquisite gold and diamond cut jewellery, which have earned it its moniker of the Manchester of the South. Dotted with scenic waterfalls surrounded by rolling green hills, Coimbatore enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, thanks to the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats that ensures there is an uninterrupted stream of cooling wind blowing through.

. Earlier, Coimbatore was called Kongunadu and today, it is called Kovai. Before its modernisation, Coimbatore was a village ruled by tribal chiefs called Koyan or Kovan. Later, the region was ruled by several dynasties like the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoyasalas and the Vijayanagaras. During the colonial rule, the Britishers transformed Coimbatore into an industrial city and set up several textile mills that paved the way for the city's textile development. It is about 510 km away from Chennai, which is the capital of the state and can be reached from the city via bus, train and plane.

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Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Sprawled over an area of 958 sq km, the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary...

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

The city of Coimbatore is dotted with many serene and scenic...

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park

Located in the Western Ghats, in Kundali Hills, this national park is...

Nilambur

Nilambur

Undulating roads, stretches of coconut trees, swathes of paddy...

Isha Foundation

Isha Foundation

Founded by Sadhguru, the Isha Foundation is located in the...

Pollachi

Pollachi

Popularly called the coconut city as tender and ripe coconuts are...

Bhavani Sagar Dam

Bhavani Sagar Dam

Built on River Bhavani, the Bhavanisagar Dam and Reservoir boasts a...

Marudhamalai Temple

Marudhamalai Temple

Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Western Ghats, the...

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

The Satyamangalam Tiger Reserve, situated about 88 km from...

Perur Pateeswarar Temple

Perur Pateeswarar Temple

This is a famous temple located in Perur to the west of Coimbatore. ...

Bannari

Bannari

About 300 years ago, Bannari was known as Dhandanyakkan Forest. It is...

Bhavani

Bhavani

Bhavani is famed as the location of the Sangameshwarar Temple, which...

Tiruppur

Tiruppur

Tiruppur is located about 52 km from Coimbatore on the banks of the...

Valparai

Valparai

Located at a height of 3,500 ft above sea level, Valparai is situated...

Ooty

Ooty

A quaint hill town, perched against the backdrop of Doddabetta (2,637...

Palakkad

Palakkad

Pristine dense forests, lush paddy fields, gushing waterfalls and...

madurai

madurai

One of the oldest living cities, Madurai, holds the soul of Tamil...