Tee off at the Coimbatore Golf Club, an 18 hole golf course located in a place called Chettipalayam in Coimbatore. The Club is also a popular venue for major Golf Tournaments held in India. Its strategic location helps people from other cities to regularly visit and play golf. The course is located in at the base of the Nilgiri Mountains.
For automobile enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies, Kari Motor Speedway, located in Orratukuppai, Chettipalayam, is a must visit. It is a purpose-built auto racing circuit or race track. The track's length is currently 3. 2 km. It was inaugurated in 2003, and regularly conducts the National Championship races for go-karts, motorcycle road racing, and formula (car) racing events. The track is approved by CIK and FIA to hold races up to Formula 3 category. The Motorcycle category includes all bikes on Indian roads. It is rented out to motorcycle clubs, racing and karting training schools, Indian automobile magazines for various vehicle tests on endurance, handling and driver training.
It is also called the Makara Sankranthi and auspicious first day of the month Thai (Makaram/Jan-Feb) and it is celebrated as a thanksgiving day dedicated to the Sun God. It has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun's movement northward for a period of six months and enters into the zodiac sign of Makaram. Pongal is celebrated as the Uzhavar Thirunal or the Farmers Festival. People, especially in villages, cook Pongal in new and colourful earthen pots, with new rice from the harvest and milk. The entire family joins in welcoming the day to mark a new beginning. Being the season for ripened sugar cane it also finds prominence in the festival.
Shopping in Coimbatore is an amazing experience, thanks to the plethora of options available at the market. Get your hands on the famous handloom sarees or the traditional jewelry. Coimbatore has a thriving textile industry, and fabrics are aplenty. The markets such as Oppanakara Street, Raja Street, Ranga Gounder Street, and Sukrawar Pettai, especially known for its handloom saris. The traditional stone-encrusted jewelry is also quite popular in Coimbatore.
Visiting Coimbatore's numerous waterfalls is like being in nature's paradise. And what better proof than the number of waterfalls in the vicinity. There are several scenic waters located around Coimbatore: Monkey Falls (65 km), Sengupathi Falls (35 km), Siruvani Falls (37 km), and Vaidehi Falls (30 km via Narsipuram village).
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