Coimbatore Tourism

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Nice Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple

Nice Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple  Video Review

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple

Ashish Shukla
2nd Apr 17

Amazing Place

Amazing Place  Video Review

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple

Rahul C
26th Nov 16

Dhyanalinga temple shiva statue

Dhyanalinga temple shiva statue  Video Review

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple

Mahadev Hiremath
2nd Sep 18

Good and famous Ayyappa Temple

Good and famous Ayyappa Temple  Video Review

Ayyappan Temple

Radha Krishnan
18th Dec 17

Small zoo with lovely birds & collection of snakes

Small zoo with lovely birds & collection of snakes  Video Review

VOC Park And Zoo

Harish Gunpati
16th Nov 17

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Sreedharan sreekumar

Sreedharan sreekumar5.0/5

4 reviews


My visit to Coimbatore was after a gap of 20 years. A lot of new developments are seen in the city and the airport. The Traffic system improved, the city developed to a larger extent, many new constructions with the international standard are seen. But the railways are still. Behind, compared with the city development .

Rohit tikamdas parwani

Rohit tikamdas parwani4.3/5

2 reviews

Really relaxing climate

Good for relaxing and peaceful with great rainfall and large mountain views . Ooty a hil station is just 90 kms from Coimbatore city and Mysore is also the option wchich is 5 hours journey from Coimbatore and 3 hrs from Ooty same highwsy connecting. And a very happening and cool climate. A must visit for tracking who love tracking and a good wildlife when you travell towards Mysore jungle.

Coimbatore Overview

History of Coimbatore

Coimbatore, the other name of which is Kovai, is the second biggest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of about 500 km from Chennai, on the banks of the Noyyal River because of which, it is also known as Koneyammanputhhur, signifying the birth place of the Goddess. It is one of the major centres for the textile and engineering industry not only in the state, but throughout south India. Coimbatore is also known as the Manchester of South India because of its large number of textile industries. The education and health care industries are also growing here at a steady rate.

The administrative headquarters of the Coimbatore District is also located at this place. The history of the city dates back to the Sangam Age, when it was a part of the Kongu country and was inhabited by tribal people. Later the Rashtra Kutas seized the city, followed by the Cholas, Chalukyas, Pandayas and the Cysalas. Finally, it came under the rule of the Madurai Sultanets.In the wars that were fought between 1377 and 1378, the kingdom was destroyed because of the battle between Muthu Veerappa Nayak and Tirumal nayak. In 1799, Hyder Ali of Mysore took over the place. After the downfall of Tipu Sultan towards the end of the 18th century, the city came under the control of the British and remained under them till India?s independence.

Coimbatore was earlier known as Kongunad and its present name was given by the British. Coimbatore played a major role in India?s struggle for independence.Kongu Tamil, which is a unique dialect of the Tamil language, is the main language spoken in this city. People belonging to the Gounder and Kamma Naidu communities form the majority of the population. Keralites, mostly from Palakkad and Gujaratis also live in considerable numbers.

Things To Do in Coimbatore

Since some of the popular hill stations in India, including Ooty, Coonoor and Valparai, are at a close proximity from Coimbatore, it is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination. The Siruvani Waterfalls is also not very far away.There are several attractions in Coimbatore, but the temples and the shrines are the most popular ones. Some of the most popular religious places in this city include Marudhamalai Hill Temple, Ayyappan Temple, Islam Safia Jamath Mosque, Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, St Antony's Church, Lord Ganesha Temple, Infant Jesus Church, Ramar Temple, Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple, etc.Some other interesting places to visit include Bhavani Sagar Dam, Black Thunder, Kovai Kondattam, Siruvani Falls and Dam, Thirumoorthi Dam, Aazhiyaar Dam (Aaleeyaar Dam), Amaravathi Dam, Sozhaiyaar (Solaiyaar) Dam, Monkey Falls, Kodiveri Dam, Vydehi Falls and Kovai Kutralam Falls.

Photos of Coimbatore

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, Coimbatore

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Ashish Shukla

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, Coimbatore
Marudhamalai Hill temple, Coimbatore

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Shyam Sridhar

Marudhamalai Hill temple, Coimbatore
Marudhamalai Hill temple, Coimbatore

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Shyam Sridhar

Marudhamalai Hill temple, Coimbatore

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