IMPORTANT TOURIST PLACES
is the city is the Headquarters of the District and the
third largest city in Tamil Nadu. As it is exposed to the
Palghat gap of Western Ghats it enjoys a salubrious climate.
This has attracted a large number of textile mills to this
region. It is rightly called the " Manchester of South India
". Coimbatore is also known for the manufacture of motor
pumpsets and varied engineering goods. The city is also
known for its handloom products. There are a number of
technical institutions as well.
23.5 sq. kms.
7,04,514 (1991 census)
92.2 mm average
Throughout the year
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Built by Karikala Cholan, this temple is situated 7 Kms west
of Coimbatore near river Noyyal. It is dedicated to Lord
Siva. The presiding deity of the temple is known as
Patteeswarar and His Consort, Pachai Nayaki. The exquisite
sculptures in the hall , Kanagasabi, attract on e and all.
It is also known as Mel Chidambaram.
About 5 Kms from the Coimbatore Railway Station, this is the
sixteenth Farm University in independent India. Though it
came into existance on June 1, 1971 its ancestry is much
older than that of the earliest started Agricultural
University in the country. The nucleous was an Agricultural
Demonstration Farm started in 1868 in Saidapet, Madras,
which was later shifted to Coimbatore in 1907 and became one
of the internationally reputed Agricultural Colleges that
has been converted into the present Tamil Nadu Agricultural
Siruvani waterfalls and Dam
The waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37
Kms west of the city. The water of siruvani is known for its
taste. The panoramic view of the dam and the falls are of
– The Queen of Hill Stations is located just 85 Kilometers
Monkey falls, Azhiyar Dam, Omkara Mandapam-around 50 Km from
The Botanical Garden is maintained by the Horticulture
Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. A wide variety
of exotic and ornamental plants adorn this garden. There is
also a beautiful Italian floral garden and for those who
simply want to relax, there's always the green carpet of the
well-maintained lawns. The "Summer Festivals" is held each
year during the month of May in the Botanical Garden and is
an added attraction for tourists. The Flower Show is the
pride of the festival. Cultural programmes are organised for
those interested in traditional classical arts. Adventure
spots like trekking also form part of the festival.
it is the highest peak ( 2623 mts ) in the Nilgiri's and is
10 Kms from Ooty. It lies at the junction of Western and
Eastern Ghats and offer beautiful vista of the Nilgiri Hills
ranges. There is a telescope house run by TTDC.
It is located in an area of 13.2 sq on the way from
Coimbatore to Udhagamandalam. It is second largest hill
station in the Nigiris. It stands on a lower ridge of the
plateau at an altitude of 1858 mts. ( 6100 ft.) Population
12 Kms from Coonoor, enjoy the micro climate; you can also
take a glimpse of the Catherine Falls from here.
Kettivalley view point
Located on the road to Coonoor, this idyllic
spot is a cluster of tiny villages that extend to the plains
of Coimbatore and Mysore plateau.
Situated about 21kms on the Ooty-Mysore Road, Pykara boasts
of well protected fenced Sholas, Toda settlements,
undistributed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife
habitat. The Pykara Dam, Pykara falls and the reservoir
attracts many tourists. A boat house with Restaurant is
available. It is maintained by T.T.D.C.
It is a picturesque locale in the Annamalai Hills. It is
about 37 kms from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal
It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjoining
the Thirumoorthy dam. This is about 20 Kms from Udumalpet on
the Highway from Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream
flows by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar temple and
nearby there is a waterfalls. The crocodile Farm at
Amaravathi Dam is just 25 Kms from here. This place is being
developed as a District Excursion Centre. Regular buses
available from Udumalpet.