IMPORTANT TOURIST PLACES

 

Coimbatore 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.

General Information

Area

23.5 sq. kms.

Population

7,04,514 (1991 census)

Altitude

43 mts.

Climate

Max.

Min.

 

Summer

39.4 c

23.3 c

 

Winter

32.8 c

20.7 c

 

Rainfall

92.2 mm average

Clothing

Tropical

Season

Throughout the year

Languages spoken

Tamil, English, Telugu and Malayalam

STD Code

0422

Perur Temple
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.

Agricultural University
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 University.

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 enchanting beauty.

Ooty The Queen of Hill Stations is located just 85 Kilometers from Coimbatore.

 

** Monkey falls, Azhiyar Dam, Omkara Mandapam-around 50 Km from Coimbatore

Botanical Garden
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.

Doddabetta
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.

Coonoor
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 is 48003.

Dolphin's Nose
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.

Pykara
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.

Topslip
It is a picturesque locale in the Annamalai Hills. It is about 37 kms from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal picnic spot.

Thirumoorthy Temple
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.