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Where to Stay

Hotel Tamil Nadu ,TTDC, Coimbatore, 2,Nanjappa Road Opp.Bus stand Phone No. 2302176-78

Green Hills Hotel 04253 - 222262

Krishna Lodge 04253 - 222234

Everest Lodge

Treat Lodge 04253 - 222381

DISTANCE FROM COIMBATORE 

CHENNAI 498
POOMPUHAR 577
BANGALORE 363
PONDICHERRY 365
CHIDAMBARAM 354
RAMESWARAM 398
COCHIN 183
SALEM 158
COONOOR 085
SITTANNAVASAL 272
KUTRALLAM 391
THANJAVUR 285
GURUVAYUR 129
THEKKADY 357
HOGENAKAL 271
THIRUCHENDUR 441
HYDERABAD 912
THRICHY 204
KANCHIPURAM 461
THIRUNELVELI 378
KANNIYAKUMARI 469
POINT CALIMERE 393
KODAIKANAL 138
TIRUPATHY 479
MADURAI 227
THIRUVANNAMALAI 315 MAMALLAPURAM 495
TRIVANDRUM 400
MUDUMALAI 155
TUTICORIN 438
MYSORE 230
VEDANTHANGAL 399
NAGORE 348
VELANKANNI 350
OOTACAMUND 098
VELLORE 363
PALANI 108
YERCAUD 190
PICHAVARAM 374

Rest Houses

Inspection bungalow at Valparai with annexure by PWD.

Sholayar Agam, PWD bungalow at Sholayar Nagar.

Inspection bungalow at Attakatti (T.N.E.B).

Nirar Agam PWD bungalow at Nirardam.

Township Rest House at Valparai (Glass House).


Coimbatore

Coimbatore

Coimbatore is 498 kms from Chennai. The third largest city of the state, Coimbatore the headquarters of a district of the same name, is one of the most industrialised cities in Tamil Nadu. The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal and is known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South. Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd century AD as a small tribal village capital called Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd century AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its other great rulers were the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that it is known today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai .

Located in the shadow of the Western Ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows in through the 25 kms long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore's flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact that the successful growth of cotton that served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry. The first textile mills came up around 1888 and there are now over a hundred mills. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India.

Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to the neighbouring state of Kerala and the ever-popular hill station of Udagamandalam (Ooty) in Tamil Nadu. It is the disembarking point for those who want to take the Mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty that is just 35 kms from Coimbatore. There are also regular bus services from Coimbatore to Ooty.

How to Go

Air : Coimbatore has an airport. Flights connect it to Chennai and other important cities.

Rail : Coimbatore is connected by rail to Chennai, Trivandrum, Delhi and other cities.

Road : It is also connected to all the important cities and places of interest by road.

Places to See

Kovai Kutrallam It is 37 km. from Coimbatore and 5 km.away from Alandurai village. It is perennial waterfalls located in the Western Ghat forest. It is also known as Sengupathy waterfalls. It is surrounded by a thick forest and is full of flora and fauna.

Noyyal River   It flows near the Perur temple. Many religious ritual are being performed here.

The Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam  The waterfalls and the dam are about an hour's drive from Coimbatore. The water of the Siruvani is known as for its good taste. The panoramic views of the dam and the falls are enchanting.

Velliangiri Hills   These mountains are known as the kailash of the south. Located in the outskirts of Coimbatore, it is one of the sacred hills. Lakhs of people undertake the arduous 8 km trek during Maha Sivarathri and Chitra Pournami every year. Rare medicinal herbs can be found on these mountains. The exotic flora and fauna add to the mystical colors of the pilgrimage.

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University   The University is situated about 5 km from Coimbatore railway junction. It is one of the sixteen major agricultural Universities in the country and one of the best in south Asia.

Forest College Coimbatore is an educational centre of importance, and the Forest College, the oldest forest institution in India is located here. The college is world famous and has an interesting museum.

G.D.Naidu Industrial Exhibition This industrial exhibition was organized and established by that visionary industrial, is it the late Sri.G.D.Naidu, a legend in his lifetime. He made valuable contributions to the field of electronics and in area of mechanization of agriculture. This permanent exhibition is a testimonial to his achievements.

Other Places of  Interest  The Botanical Gardens, The South India Textile Research Association

Parks  V.O.C Parks, Uppilipalayam, Gandhi Park, R.S.puarm, Bharathi Park, Thadagam Road.

Temples

Perur Temple   This temple is situated 7 kms from Coimbatore Railway station and was constructed by Karikala Cholan. There are shrines to the presiding deity Patteeswarar and his consort Panchainayaki. Elegantly carved sculptures are in the Kanagasabai hall. Devotees flock to the temples during Panguni Uthiram festival that is celebrated in the month of March.

Maruthamalai Temple  Dedicated to Lord Subramanya this hilltop temple is one of the most visited temples in this region. The reason being that the presiding deity Dhandayuthapani is believed to have performed several miracles here.   Thai poosam and Thirukarthigai festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in this temple. Maruthamalai is 12 kms. from the railway station.

Eachanari Vinayakar Temple   It is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka and is situated about 13 kms. from the heart of Coimbatore city. People travelling further south usually pray to this God to prevent obstacles or hurdles on their journey, as he is considered the remover of obstacles. 

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple: Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, this is the second oldest temple in Coimbatore. The Vijayanagara Kings built it.

Masaniyamman Kovil  Situated between Pollachi and Palakkad, this temple is about 45 to 50 k.m. from the hub of Coimbatore. Devotees believe that if they grind red chilly paste and apply it on the presiding deity their lost valuables will be restored to them.

Puliakulam Temple  Asia's largest idol of Ganesha stands imposingly in the Puliakulam temple in Coimbatore. This temple was built in 1996 and the statue weighs about 14 tonnes.

Chemmedu Muthumariyamman temple  This temple is situated near Perur. The local legend states long ago the main town was located around this temple only. But today one can see only the ruins.

Ammanalingeshwarar Kovil  This temple is in the Udumalpet district on the hillock of Thirumaurthimalai, 21 kms south of the Udumalpet.

Avanashillingeshwarar Kovil  40 kms from Coimbatore, legend has it that a priest named Sundaramurthi Nayanar through his rendering of the “Thevaram” restored a young boy who was killed by a crocodile to life. The temple is also known by another name, Thirupukoligur.

Dhyanalinga  This is the largest lingam in the world and it is located in the foothhills of the Velliangiri mountain about 30 kms from Coimbatore. The lingam is a single black granite stone 13 ft.9 inches in height and it has with seven copper rings embedded in it, corresponding to the seven charkas that is believed to govern the human body. The Avudaiyar or its base is made from a single white granite stone 9 ft in diameter and is in the form of a seven headed coiled snake.

The Dhyanalinga does not ascribe to any particular religion or faith, but is the distilled essence of yogic science. The dome has been built with traditional material like burnt bricks, mud and mortar and additional herbal additional herbal additives.

Around Coimbatore

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 waterfall.

The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms. from here. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre.

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Where to Stay

MESABEL HOTEL, #24, Grey Town
(Near Nehru Stadium), Coimbatore - 18 /+91-422-2380216,2380365,4391935

Hotel Gat Pride, Gandhipuram 2497777

Hotel Heritage Inn, Ramnagar 2231451

Hotel Nilgiri Nest, Avinashi Road 2217247

Hotel Shogan Regency, Avinashi Road 2828282

Hotel Suriya International, Race Course Road 2217751

Hotel Sri Annapoorna, MTP.Road 2431022

Hotel Residency, Avinashi Road 2201234

Hotel Park Inn, Near Railway Station 2301291

Hotel Jenny Residencey, Avinashi Road 2575552

Hotel Abiramy, 100'Road 2493243

Hotel Ariyaas, R.S.Puram 2475919

Hotel Blue Star, Ramnagar 2230635

Hotel Cheran Palace, Gopalapuram 2302211

Hotel Thai, R.H.R. Building, SBI Road 2302736

Hotel Seetharam, Ramnagar 2230724

Hotel Meena, Ramnagar 2235420

Hotel Deva, Gopalapuram 2301672

Hotel K.K.Residency, Ramnagar 2231949

Hotel S.R.M., Saibaba Kovil 2446386

Hotel Mangala International, Nehru St. 2232012

Hotel Sri Sakthi, Ramnagar 2234225

Hotel Balaji International, Gandhipuram 2493555

Hotel Arul Jyothi, Ukkadam 2397292

Hotel Gayathri Bhavan, Gandhipurm 2231402

Hotel Alankar Grande, Ramnagar 2238888

Hotel Blue Star, Ramnagar 2230635

Hotel City Tower, Ramnagar 2230681

Hotel Lord's Park, Raja Street 2390341

Hotel Premalaya, Gandhipuram 2233664

Hotel RR, Gandhipuram 2497971

Hotel Ramus, Opp. Railway station 2300111

Hotel Sahar, Near Raja Theatre 2305478

Hotel Sindoori, Ukkadam 2396360

Hotel R.V. Bharathiyar Road 2523677

 
 

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