Situated at the foot of Nilgiri hills in Western Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore district has its headquarters in Coimbatore city, the largest city in the state. Coimbatore district is also known for its agricultural prowess and salubrious climate.
A highly industrialised city, Coimbatore is popularly known as the “Manchester of South India” because of its many textile mills. There over a hundred mills in and around Coimbatore, accounting for over half the mills in Tamil Nadu. The district boasts of the South India finest agrarian economies, where millet, paddy, cotton, Tea, oil seeds, betel nuts, turmeric, coffee, tobacco and lot more are cultivated.
In spite of its agricultural wealth and industrial boom, Coimbatore remains a city where age-old customs survive, where family bonds are strong and tradition is a way of life.
If you are planning for an excursion towards Coimbatore then listed below that are the never miss out places that must be on your list. This destination has thousands of the tourists all over the year visited.
Anaimalai or Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary (90 km)
The place is established in 1976, over an area of 995 sq. km at the north end of the Cardamom hills. The sanctuary is known for its lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri langur. Also to be seen are guar, elephant, chital, sambar, mouse deer, barking deer and a large variety of birds. Top slip in the Anaimalai Hills is a picturesque locale with the tourist accommodation. It is an ideal picnic spot. It is possible to explore the sanctuary on elephant back or in a forest vehicle.
Pollachi (41 Km)
This destination is known for its temples dedicated to Mariamman and Subramanya, Pollachi is an important commercial Centre.
Marudamalai (12 km)
The temple is built on a hillock and dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The presiding deity is called that Dandayuthapani.
Mettuppalaiyam (30 Km)
The picturesque town from where the mountain trains wind its way slowly over the hillside in a journey that takes about 5 hours. Another attraction here is the Black Thunder which is a popular theme park.
Parambikulam- Aliyar (98 km)
The place is well located in the Anaimalai range among the picturesque surrounding, this project is an engineering feat that harnesses hydroelectric power from six rivers.
Perur (7 Km)
Perur is also known as Mel Chidambaram; this temple is situated near river Noyil and is dedicated to the great Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is called Patteeswarar and his consort his Pachchainayaki. The temple was built by royal emperor Karikala Cholan and its Kanagasabai Hall holds some exquisite sculptures.
Siruvani Waterfalls (37 km)
The Siruvani is the source of Coimbatore drinking water supply. It is one of the most picturesque spots in Coimbatore and also the most visited place of all tourist.