Coimbatore, an ancient city, was the capital of a small tribal village, Kongunad, before the 2nd century AD until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd-3rd centuries AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its other great rulers were the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore. Today, Coimbatore (Kovai in Tamil) is a commercial city of considerable importance; it is home to over 60 spinning and weaving mills and textiles is its main industry. It is also well known for motor sports with regular events being held at the Kari Motor Speedway.
Coimbatore is the gateway to the Nilgiris. It is a beautiful town on the banks of River Noyyal, a tributary of River Kaveri.
Anamalai wildlife sanctuary is one of the most attractive nature preserves in Tamil Nadu. It is located in the Western Ghats near Pollachi, about 90 km from Coimbatore.
It is an exquisite tourist destination which is widely known as Porul Achi. The pleasant climatic conditions of the town captivate tourists to spend their vacation in the city.
Coimbatore (peelamedu Airport) is an International Airport well connected by daily flights to all major metros in the country.
Coimbatore is a major Southern Railway junction which connects well to main cities and towns across the country.
Frequent bus services connect Coimbatore to places like Chennai, Ooty, Mettur, Krishnagiri, Salem, Madurai, Nagercoil, Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam, Trichy, etc.
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