Coimbatore also is known as Kovai is the second-largest city in the Tamil Nadu, after Chennai. and It is the 4th best Cosmopolitan from South India. Coimbatore is an Educational Hub of Tamilnadu, also a Home for one of the most delectable eateries of South India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Coimbatore District and a major textile and engineering hub of South India. It forms a part of the ancient Kongu Nadu region of South India, where its people were the first to establish a territorial state. Coimbatore city, including its suburban areas, has a population of 2.4 million people. Coimbatore's Climate makes you fall in love with it. Coimbatore has a well-developed transport infrastructure. The city and its suburbs is traversed using its road networks. Coimbatore is well connected by Road, Rail and Air with most cities and towns in India except through waterways. A comprehensive transport development plan is made part of the Coimbatore master plan as part to ease many of traffic problems. From Coimbatore, you can have easy access to Ooty, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Erode, Salem, Chennai, Madurai and Kodaikanal within a short span.
The Manchester of South India
The city earns the tag owing to the overwhelming textile industry here. The cotton fields are a thing of beauty but the magic the weavers spin on garments is something else altogether. The world is definitely all the poorer for glam if this incredible industry populated by some of the finest craftsmen in the world didn’t exist in this South Indian city. The beauty of this city is so alluring that even grandmas with fading eyesight are struck by it.
Coimbatore has a Formula 3 Auto racing circuit. How cool is that? This is one of the few circuits of the kind in the entire nation and not surprisingly Coimbatoreans are insanely proud of it like a mother dragon would be proud of her baby who could fly way higher than any other dragons in the land. Only, with the Kari Speedway, it’s not flying but racing that catches your imagination-wheels spinning, heart-pounding and sometimes stopping with all the excitement!
The educational hub of Tamil Nadu
For higher education, Coimbatore offers a great prospect for many students. The more famous educational institutions in the city include Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, CIT, PSG, Karunya University and the GRD College of Arts among others. It should be added that the educational institutes in the city are usually to be found in places that have wide vistas surrounding them, offering great views and some breathing space to enjoy some of the best times in your life. So unlike many cities in South India where colleges can be found housed in buildings that look more fit for lodges for the nefarious kind rather than for institutes with mottos like ‘Lead from darkness to light.’
The Siruvani waterfalls are charming to look at. The way the water beautifully cascades down the slope, frothing and brimming as though happy to tumble down for the joy of humans makes you think, “Hmmm…the travel agent was right, after all. This is pretty good!” and there’s a dam as well which provides the water to the people of Coimbatore.
Flanked by hill stations
Though all life is supposed to have originated from the oceans, at least in the humans’ case, there seems to be something that pulls us to the heights of mountains. It was the British who christened many mountains as a hill-station and started treating them like retreats. Anyway, now that the British are not around, we have free access to the mountains..ahem..hill stations. And those in Coimbatore are strategically placed to make use of this facet, the famed beauties like Ooty, Kodaikanal and Coorg all just a short ride away.
Through Make in India is yet to make any serious wave in the nation, Coimbatore has been a hub of manufacturing in South India for a long time. With over 25,000 small, medium and large business enterprises functioning in the city, the major industries are textile and engineering and the city still continues on its track of being hardware-centric, being unique in that sense as opposed to other South Indian states like Bangalore which relies more on the software industry for growth
ADIYOGI - The world’s largest bust sculpture
The world’s largest bust sculpture, Adiyogi, depicting Hindu deity Shiva, stands tall at 112 ft and weighs around 500 tonnes. Located in Coimbatore, Adiyogi statue has already been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records. 2.5 years went into designing the statue, and the face is made up of small pieces of metal put together, which is a first-of-its-kind. This towering statue is set in the backdrop of verdant lush greenery and the Velliangiri hills, which further makes it an intriguing spot to visit. It’s interesting to note that its height of 112 ft, in fact, denotes 112 ways to attain freedom, or moksha, which is basically a theme in the yogic culture. It is also believed that the height symbolises the 112 chakras, the focal points of the body, which are used in meditation. The statue was built to take forward the idea of promoting yoga, and the name also suggests the same. It is called Adiyogi, which means the first yogi, and Lord Shiva is known to be the originator of yoga. You will find this spot at some 30 km away from Coimbatore city.