Coimbatore is one of the most industrialized cities of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its motor pump sets and textile mills. There are many popular textile mills located here and so it is often called Manchester of Tamil Nadu. People come to Coimbatore for educational purposes, business purposes and medical treatments. There are many world class hospitals located here with all modern facilities. All these things give Coimbatore a cosmopolitan outlook. But still the people of this city are very simple and traditional with down to earth personalities.
People flock to Coimbatore for job purposes also. The information technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries here next to Chennai in Tamil Nadu state. Though Tamil is the mother tongue of the people living here, all the educated people speak English also. So this could be said more as a place of industrial importance than that of tourism.
The six major arterial roads and three national highways make reaching Coimbatore through road an easy affair. There is an airport here located at Neelambur that is about seven kilometers from the city and it is connected with many Indian cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai. The Coimbatore railway junction is one of the most important stations of Tamil Nadu and is connected by trains from all major railway stations of India.
Though people visit here mostly for business purposes, it is undeniable fact that there are some nearby attractions also that attract tourists from other parts of India. There are numerous holy places in and around the city that brings people of spiritual interest to here. Some of the famous temples located here are Lord Ganesha Temple at Puliakulam where there is Asia’s biggest statue of Lord Ganesha, Velliengiri Hills, Eachanaari Vinayaga Temple, Anjeneyar Kovil, Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, etc. G. D. Naidu Museum and 100 year old Athar Jamad Masjid are other attractions.
There are many theme parks located in close proximity to Coimbatore that offer whole day fun such as Kovai Kondattam, Maharaja Water Theme Park and Black Thunder. Kovai Kondattam is located on the way to Siruvani Dam, Mahajara Water Theme Park is situated near Neelambur in Avinashi Road and Black Thunder is located near Metupalayam in the foothills of Nilgiri Mountains. To enjoy all these things and to know more about them you need to refer to a good Coimbatore travel guide.
When you visit Coimbatore, do not forget to taste the sweet tasting Siruvani water and enjoy the South Indian thali at the famous Coimbatore restaurants. Annapoorna vegetarian restaurant has its branches all over the city and is known for its great tastes. Similarly you can dine at Anjappar, Sampoorna, Aaryaas and Thalappas restaurants.
You have wide choice of good hotels to stay in Coimbatore. If your choice is budget hotels then you can find many of them near railway station, bus stand and Ukkadam. They are very affordable and will give you good value for your money. If you are looking for the right choice of Coimbatore restaurants and Coimbatore hotels then you have to refer a good Coimbatore travel guide.