Coimbatore, aka Kovai in Tamil, is one of the top 3 cities In Tamil Nadu. Nestled along the banks of the Noyyal River, Coimbatore is the nerve centre of textile industry in the southern part of India and often compared with the British town of Manchester. The antiquity of the city predates even second or third century AD. Till the dawn of twentieth century Coimbatore used to bear the brunt of natural adversities such as scanty rainfall or earthquake, but the emergence of textile producing units has put it on the fast lane of development.
Coimbatoreans are well-known for their entrepreneurship skills. Today, Coimbatore has diversified into a range of sectors- jewellery, pump sets, tea, IT, software services, poultry, and engineering goods. It is reckoned as a premier international outsourcing hub. Currently two SEZs are fully operational in the city and there are proposals to launch a few more. The investment climate of Coimbatore is at par with other major commercial destinations of the country. Auto components industry in Coimbatore is experiencing a purple patch. In the recent years the realty sector in Coimbatore is zooming in leaps and bounds.
Coimbatore International Airport is 15 km from the city’s heart. Climate in Coimbatore is salubrious. Temperatures range between 18-35°C. TNSTC buses & Auto rickshaws plying in the city are the main modes of transport. Call taxis are also available. As the gateway to the stunningly beautiful hill station Ooty, Coimbatore easily finds a place in a traveler’s route map. Places to visit in Coimbatore include Anjeneyar Kovil Temple, Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Karamadai Range Forest, G.D.Naidu Museum, Aliyar Dam, V.O.C Park, Salim Ali Ornithology Centre, and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.