Travel to Coimbatore

Coimbatore is an imperative business city that has decently organized medicinal services focuses, schools, universities, designing firms, material businesses and for its auto extra parts producing. It lies on the banks of the waterway Noyyal and subsequently encounters a mitigating climate.
Travel to Coimbatore
It is an excellent spot for tourist destination that is full of temples with shrines of divine beings along with scenic amusement parks, botanical gardens, nearby lying hill stations and much more.

Coimbatore is a critical city in the condition of Tamil Nadu. It has a common airport at Peelamedu alongside an Airforce base at Sulur. It has trains frequently running and connecting to all major cities of the nation. Buses run by the state governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala ply to every major corner in and around the city.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Coimbatore and other tourist spots near it throughout the year. However, the most preferable time to visit this place is between September and March. One of the greatest aspects of the temperature is that it remains moderate round the year.

  • Most favoured time to visit this place is between September and March. You can enjoy all kinds of activities with comfort. Whether it is sightseeing, spending leisure hours at beaches, or shopping, you can spend comfortable time here during this period.
  • If you visit Coimbatore during April and May, the best thing for you is to visit beaches and go for shopping in the evening.
  • In case, you plan to tour this place between June and August, it is better for you to plan a short trip. If you are a monsoon lover, you will simply cherish how the rain god blesses the city.

How to Reach Coimbatore
Coimbatore is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Being a major commercial center, it is well connected to all parts of the country. It is very easy to access the city through road, rail, or air.

By Air

Coimbatore has its own airport, Coimbatore International Airport, located around 11 km away from the city centre. It is well connected to major cities in India. Several international and domestic flights connect Coimbatore to other cities across the world and within India.

By Train

Coimbatore junction connects almost all major cities of India to Coimbatore through rail. Apart from this Podanur Junction, Coimbatore North Junction, Southern Railway, Indian Railway Reservation and Southern Railway are few other railway stations that lie in close proximity.

Trains to Coimbatore

From Chennai:
Kovai Express/12675
Chennai Central-Coimbatore Duronto Express/12243
Chennai Central-Coimbatore Intercity Express/12679
Cheran Express/12673 More Trains...

From Delhi:
Kongu Express/12648
Kerala Express/12626
Millennium Express/12646
Swarna Jayanti Express/12644 More Trains...

From Mumbai:
Mumbai CST-Trivandrum Weekly Express/16331
Mumbai CST - Kanniyakumari Jayanti Janta Express/16381
Mumbai LTT- Coimbatore Kurla Express/11013 More Trains...

From Kolkata:
Santragachi Mangalore Vivek Express/22851
Shalimar Trivandrum Bi-Weekly Express/16324
Shalimar-Nagercoil Gurudev Express/12660 More Trains...

By Road

Six major arterial roads along with three National highways pass through the city. These include NH-47 (Kanyakumari-Salem), NH-67 (Nagapattinam-Ooty) and NH-209 (Bangalore-Dindigul).

Along with the State Road Transport Corporation of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, many private buses ply in and around the city of Coimbatore. A tourist can easily find super deluxe buses connecting Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai, Kozhikode, Hyderabad and Bangalore to Coimbatore.

Bus Stands in Coimbatore

Following are the main bus stands in Coimbatore:
  • Gandhipuram Bus Stand
  • Singanallur Bus Stand
  • SETC Bus Stand
  • Ukkadam Bus Stand
  • Mettupalayam Road Bus stand
  • Omni Bus Stand
The buses are operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). Auto rickshaws and radio cabs are also available in the city.

Distance to Coimbatore
  • Ooty - 85 km
  • Kozhikode - 184 km
  • Kochi - 190 km
  • Mysore - 204 km
  • Madurai - 216 km
  • Bangalore - 363 km
  • Puducherry - 372 km
  • Thiruvananthapuram - 388 km
  • Mangalore - 417 km
  • Chennai - 497 km   
Coimbatore Distance Chart

Local Transport

Whether you are a domestic or foreign tourist, you will find enough conveyance to roam around the city. Whether it is rail or road, the transport infrastructure of this place is well developed.

Extensive public transport helps intra city transport to go on smoothly. You can reach any part of the city and other suburbs through this public bus transport. You will also find private buses. there are over 1200 buses plying on different routes of Coimbatore. Metered taxis and Maxi Cabs (vans) are also available to help you reach your destination with ease.

Administration and local government have understood the importance of road infrastructure as well as transport in development of a place. Owing to this need, they have included transport development in Coimbatore Masterplan. This city has 6 major arterial roads and they are Pollachi Road, Palakkad Road, Mettupalayam Road, Sathyamangalam Road, Trichy Road, and Avinashi Road. The national highways that pass through this city include NH-209, NH-67, and NH-47. Highly developed road connectivity makes this place easier to visit. The primary railway station of this city is Kovai Junction. The other important junctions are Irugur, Podanur, and Coimbatore. North. Coimbatore International Airport handles both domestic and international flights.

Places to See in Coimbatore

Black Thunder Theme Park
It is Asia's number 1 theme park, which is located amidst the woods, with Nilgiri hills making the perfect backdrop. It is spread over 65 acres of land having all kinds of adventurous and thrilling rides. It located at a distance of 41 km from Coimbatore. If you prefer to reach by train, then Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, and Tiruppur are the nearest railway stations.

Black Thunder Theme Park is mainly a water park, though other rides are also available. You can also stay at the luxurious accommodations available at the park.
Black Thunder Theme Park
There are forty Deluxe Rooms and suites in this place for your family to recoil. In addition, you can savour delicacies in the multi cuisine restaurant and chill in the bar and cafe. Other facilities available include Health club, Children's Play Zone, Corporate Conference facilities, lush lawn, etc.

Address: Black Thunder Theme Park (P) Ltd Ooty Main Road, Mettupalayam Coimbatore Dt - 641305. Tamil Nadu, India Entry Fee: Rs 400 (Kids under 10 years of age), Rs 450 (otherwise)

Nilgiris Hills
Nilgiris is India's first biosphere that ranks among the 14 'hotspots' of the world. It is among the oldest mountain ranges in India and a home to three beautiful hill stations - Coonoor, Ooty, and Kotagiri. You will find all aspects of nature interspersed with each other in this heavenly abode. Waterfalls, tea plantations, rolling grasslands and spectacular viewpoints define the beauty of Nilgiri Hills. Siruvani Waterfalls

This beautiful waterfall is situated 35 km to the west of Coimbatore. A dam is also constructed there, named after this waterfall.
Nilgiris Hills
To reach Siruvani Waterfalls, you have to pass through a place called Sadivayal Checkpost, where you need to pay a nominal entry fee. Tribals such as Irulars and Mudugars live here.

Besides hired cars, you can reach this place from Coimbatore by buses (14E, 59, 59C) and Sadivayal and Sirvani buses frequently ply here. While touring Siruvani waterfalls, you can also visit Anaimalai Hills range, Palar rivers, Sholiyar, Aliyar, and Parambikulam.

Kovai Kondattam
Kovai Kondattam is a theme park in Coimbatore located 3 km away from Perur temple. You can reach there through Perur-Siruvani main road. It remains open from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. You can visit this place with your family where your children can enjoy the numerous water games.
Kovai Kondattam
The other adventure options available are rock climbing, water dance, wave pool, and dashing cars for small kids. Kovai Kondattam also arranges for birthday parties, casual get-together, presentations, product launches, and much more. It is one of the most popular amusement parks near Coimbatore. Location: Kovai Kondattam, Siruvani Main Road, Kalampalyam, Coimbatore.

Monkey Falls
This is one of the picturesque waterfalls popular in Coimbatore district. It is located in the Anaimalai Hills range. You can reach there through Pollachi-Valparai road.
Monkey Falls
It is about 30 km away from Pollachi, just next to two IFS check posts - Azhiyar Valparai and Arutperunjothi Nagar. It has come up as one of the most popular tourist attractions near Coimbatore. Just shell out Rs. 15 as ticket fee and enjoy the beauty of Monkey Falls.

Perur Patteeswarar Temple
During the rule of Raja Raja Chola, Patteeswarar Temple or Perur Temple was built. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Patteeswarar being the other name for Shiva) and has been patronized by various poets such as Kachiappa Munivar and Arunagiri Nathar.
Perur Patteeswarar Temple
It is located 7 km to the west of Noyyal River. Inside the temple premises, you can see his consort Parvati (called Pachainayaki) along with him. As per folklore, this deity had emerged at its own and that is why many regard it as 'Swayambu Lingam'. Halls, gopurams and carved pillars adorn the temple. Also, there is a golden statue of Nataraja in one of the halls of Patteeswarar Temple.

Shopping in Coimbatore
Being an important industrial city of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore may not be a popular as a shopping destination but it has many upcoming malls and markets. It is famous for its textiles and jewellery. Cotton apparels, hosiery products, khadi, sarees and ethnic wear are popular items which you may buy. Besides this, it is a major industrial centre for automobile, agriculture and engineering industry.

Coimbatore is famous for its textiles and is aptly called 'Manchester of South India' or the "Textile Capital of South India".
Shopping in Coimbatore
Three main markets can be found in this city, namely RS Puram, Cross-Cut Road and the Town Hall Area. Following are a few market areas where a tourist can indulge into:

At Cross-Cut Road, a tourist can find a number of shops selling kanchivaram, benares and designer silk sarees. Sukravar Pettai is also famous for its handloom sarees.

Food of Coimbatore

Coimbatore will serve you with a variety of South Indian delicacies. Other than this, you will get all kinds of cuisines, catering to its multi cultural populace.

If you want to taste delicacies of the land, you can choose from the most popular dishes available such as Mysorepa, Halwa, Dosa, Idli, Biryani, Vada Sambhar, Katti Paruppu, Vendakkai Poriyal, Thengai Chutney, Pongal, and Avarakkai Kootu. Traditional dishes are served piping hot on banana leaves.
Food of Coimbatore
Besides Annapoorna and Gowrishankar, the other restaurants where you can get great vegetarian preparations are Park Inn, Gayathri, Annalakshmi, Sugam, Aryas, People's Park, Abirami, RHR, and there are many more.

Besides traditional delicacies of Coimbatore, here you will get really good preparations of North Indian and Chinese dishes. Some of the places where you can get the best non-vegetarian foods are Cloud 9, Subbu Mess, Rayappas, Hong Kong, Anjali, Peking, Thalappakattu, and others.

Your full course meal is never complete without a dessert. While visiting Coimbatore, you cannot miss Sweet Ragi Adai, Bread Halwa, Cucumber Pineapple Salad, Rava Vadai, Banana Halwa, Coconut Milk Payasam, Kuzhi Paniyaram, Vella Seedai, and Sesame Seeds Ladoo.
Mysorepa is one of the traditional sweets popular in this place. Nilgiris, Annapoorna, Anandha Bhavan, KRS Bakery, Sri Krishna sweets, and Adayar Delhiwala are among popular places that you should visit to taste the best sweets in town.

When you visit Coimbatore, you can't afford to miss the various kinds of juices available here. Some of the best ones are Green Juice (Medicinal Drink), raw mango juice, Gus Gus Paisa (made of mainly poppy seed, coconut, and jaggery), Fruit Lassi, Wood Apple Juice, fresh blend papaya juice, and more.

Last but not the least, among the street food the must haves are Pav Bhaaji, Bhel Poori, Dhahi Poori, and Pani Poori.

Travel Tips

For your Coimbatore trip, you should keep these tips in mind:

  • Decide upon the itinerary on the basis of your liking. The tour plan will vary on the basis of how you prioritize your choice among adventure, shopping, sightseeing, visiting religious places, and others options.
  • There are various textile mills in Coimbatore. So, don't forget to buy some textile products from there. If you want traditional as well as modern silk saris, you should go shopping in the famous silk houses here.
  • There are various places near this city. Some of the best hill stations are there in this district such as Coonoor, Kotagiri, and Ooty. If you are a nature lover, then you cannot afford to miss these places.
  • Koniamman Car Festival and Natyanjali Festival are among the main festivals of Coimbatore. You can also plan your trip according to the festivals dates.
 Travel Map of Coimbatore

Travel Map of Coimbatore


  1. You have wide choice of good hotels to stay in Coimbatore. If your choice is budget hotels then you can find many of them near railway station, bus stand.
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