It is a major industrial hub and is often referred to as the 'Manchester of South India'. This urban city other than its many industries also has many attractions that draws tourists here.
The temples, lakes and natural beauty of this place makes it an amazing place to head to for a vacation. It has a balanced mix of the old era and the new age.
The Marudhamalai Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple is located atop the Marudhamali Hill. It is said to have been built by Gounder Kings who once reigned over this place. It is an old temple and finds itself mentioned in many of the old scriptures. Devotees come here to pray to the lord and seek his blessings. The view of the surrounding regions from atop here is bound to leave you speechless.
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The Patteeswarar Temple located here is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The temple is said to have been established by the Pallayakarar kings who were ardent followers. Devotees flock here in large numbers to pay respects to the lord. Tourists visiting the temple can also observe the many huge statues that adorn the insides of the temple.
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The Dhyanalingam was established by the Sadhguru in 1994. In the beginning it was only open to the followers of Lord Shiva but later opened its doors to the general public. A stone edifice of the linga is placed here and is believed that the stone made to create this linga was blessed by Lord Shiva himself. Devotees come here in large numbers to pray to the Lord.
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The Aliyar Dam is built across the Aazhiyaar river and was built with the purpose of providing water for irrigation. Tourists coming here can enjoy the picturesque view of the region from atop the dam and it also serves as a great picnic spot.
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The Singanallur Lake is a famous picnic spot near the city. The lake is home to over 100 species of birds and attracts bird lovers who come here to see them. Some of the birds to be seen here include Egrets, Herons, Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills, Kites, Peafowls, Harriers and Teals to name a few.
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The Kovai Kuttralam is famous for its scenic views as it offers a magnificent view of cascading waterfalls. It is located in the Siruvani Hills which is a part of the Western Ghats. Tourists coming here can enjoy the beauty of nature and explore these hills. It is also a picnic spot where you can head to with your family for a lovely outing.
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How to Reach Coimbatore
By Air: The Coimbatore International Airport is located in Peelamedu and is 11 km from the main city. The airport caters to both domestic and international flights. The city is well-connected to the country via regular arrival and departure of flights from major cities.
By Train: The Coimbatore Junction remains busy for the most part of the day, as it sees influx of trains from Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
By Road: There are seven main roads in the city and three national highways that run through the city. This string network of roads ensures regular bus service from Coimbatore to nearby towns, villages and cities. There are many bus stands from where you can take inter-state bus services. Private taxis also ply visitors from Coimbatore to other places, but these are costlier than the state-run buses.
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