Coimbatore is one the most urbanized cities in Tamil Nadu. After Chennai, it is the largest city in the state and is replete of every parameter of modernization. The city is blessed by the best of nature and is home to infinite attractions of modernization. Visit the interesting city to explore it, and for accommodations choose from the best hotels in Coimbatore.
Coimbatore is an important part of Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city in the state and is ranked as one of the fastest developing cities in India. Formerly called as Kovai, there are various schools of thoughts on how the city derived its name. One of the popular theories states that since the region was ruled by chieftain Kovan in the medieval era, thus it was called Kovaiputhur. The name then received several alterations with the passage of time, and finally settled in Coimbatore.
Meanwhile, there also exists another popular theory on the derivation of the city’s name. According to it, the name of the could have been based on the local goddess Koniamman, whose temple is situated in the city. Nonetheless, irrespective of the different theories about the derivation of the city’s name, Coimbatore always remained a significant city, and the fact is visible on the verity that several battles were fought for the city and apparently it was ruled by several indigenous empires and kingdoms.
Each and every change in the administration left significant impressions on the city and also helped in forming the rich cultural heritage that today dwells in the city. The city also came under the reign of the British governors and administrators. It was under their reign that the city emerged as a major industrial hub. The years of 1920s and 1930s saw Coimbatore growing as a major textile hub in India. It was basically due to decline of the cotton industry in Mumbai, Coimbatore got the opportunity to grow and become the hub of cotton and other industries.
In the later years the city experienced a rapid growth in the domain of education, trade, and further industrialization. As the city is home to a large and varied industries, so it is often referred as the Manchester of South India. Today, the city is comprised of every aspect of modernization. Housing multiple financial institutions, large and small companies, exquisite jewellery shops, lavish 5 Star hotels in Coimbatore, plush residences, banks, and ultra-modern shopping malls etc., there is hardly anything related to modernization that the city lacks.
Meanwhile, the city is quickly getting popular as the tourist destination in South India to head to. It is in vicinity to popular tourist destinations like Ooty, Kodaikanal, and Tirupur. Besides, it is also home to some of the popular Kollywood Stars like Kovai Sarala hails, Manivannan, and Sathyaraj etc. There is a popular belief that the water of Coimbatore is the sweetest. Other than that, there exists an old temple Perur Pateeswarar Thiru Kovil, which is over 2000 years old. The temple is a great reference to history and ancient architectural styles of the region. Plus, it is also an imperative part of the city’s tourism.
The other most known places of interest in the city include: Marudhamalai Hill Temple, Velliangiri Mountains, Black Thunder, ISKCON Temple, VOC Park and Zoo, Perur Siva Temple, Kovai Kutralam Falls, Kovai Kondattam Amusement Park, Siruvani falls, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, and Monkey Falls, etc. One can hire all local means of transportation to reach the tourist spots. Besides, there are hotels in Coimbatore offering transportation services to the tourist sites.