Rightly called the "Manchester of South India, Coimbatore is known for its textile mills and as a result, it's own unique saris. From engineering goods that constantly keep step with the latest technology available to its beautiful temples, visit Coimbatore to see the side of India that is suave and modern.Population: About 1,446,034Climate: Coimbatore enjoys quite a pleasant record as far as weather is concerned, with summer temperatures ranging from 23.3°C and 39.4°C while winters are equally pleasant with temperatures from 20.7°C to 32.8°C.Main Language(s): Tamil and EnglishTime Zone: GMT + 05:30Phone Area Code: 0422Best Time To Visit: Exposed as it is to the Palghat gap of Western Ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a salubrious climate. And while it might be considered too warm for most domestic tourists during the summer, international visitors find the sun a welcome companion.Airport Distance from City Center: 13 kmsTaxi Rates from Airport to City: Taxi services available at Rs. 150 / Rs.200 to city centre.
Coimbatore boasts of some great south Indian food but does not have any specific dish that is unique to the place. That should not stop the avid food lover though since there are many eating places here. Try the south Indian fare that can be tangy, spicy and wonderfully tasty.
For the tourist that is more choosy and comfortable with the more regular continental or north Indian food, there are several restaurants and hotels that cater to the same.
73, Arokiasamy Road
Sri Aarvee Hotels
311 - A, Bharathiar Road
64, Balasundaram Road
A.T.T Colony, (near R.T.O. office)
Hotel Nilgiri's Nest
739-A, Avanashi Road
Coimbatore is a city like any other city in India and has its share of festivals and celebrations. While there is no festival that is unique to the place, there are several functions that take place as part of different celebrations in the different temples that the city has.
The major Indian festivals are celebrated here with as much zest as it is in other parts of the country but the ones that are more significant are those that are closer home and matter to Tamil Nadu as a whole.
These state specific festivals include Pongal, the harvest festival and the Tamil new year where people buy new clothes, cook special meals and visit the temple to thank God for all that is good with life.
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