Often acknowledged as the Manchester of the South, Coimbatore is one of the largest metropolis of South India and second largest city of the state. Situated at the Western Ghats on the banks of the Noyyal River, the city is home to abundance of flora and fauna and an impressive range of natural sights.
Regardless of the time you arrive in the city, weather is mostly pleasant year-round. If you are going to visit Coimbatore, a fast growing economic hub with rich history and cultural heritage, we have got you 7 best things you must do while in the city and you are sure to lose your heart for the place.
Mingle with the dwellers: The people here are adorable and friendly. Grab a chance if you can visit the locals’ houses and experience the best of hospitality. Or you can always chit-chat with the natives at a local café, store or mall.
Tuck into the south Indian cuisine at Annapoorna restaurant: Shree Annapoorna restaurant chain is famous for their lip-smacking sambhar and coffee. Here you will find the best of south Indian meals cooked from century-old recipes.
Go for a walk at the race course: If you are an active traveler looking for a dynamic place where you can take a walk, socialize with new people and feel one with the nature, head down to the race course.
Channel to your spiritual soul at Isha Yoga Center: Situated in the hills of the Velliangiri Mountains, about 40 kms from the city of Coimbatore, Isha Yoga Center is a place for self-transformation to experience inner peace and well-being. Surrounded by complete tranquility, the place attracts people from all across the world who want to walk the spiritual path, practice yoga and feel relaxed. Or you can enjoy trekking the Vellingiri hills.
Ride the most famous streets of the city in a bus: If you are travelling on a shoestring budget, get on board the No.7 bus that offers a round-trip to Gandhi Park and takes the passengers to some of the most famous streets of the city in merely an hour and a half time.
Feel electrified at Kari Speedway: It’s a racing circuit! It is one-of-a-kind place in the country and thus makes the locals proud of it. If you are a racing fan or a one dream to be the next Narain Karthikaeyan, you have got to visit this place. Watching the racing track is an enthralling experience for speed lovers.
Drive to the heavenly beautiful hillstation of Valparai: Situated above 3500 feet above the sea level, Valparai hill station is a magnificent place to soak in the best of nature’s beauty, breath in purest of air and enjoy the uphill adventure. Located 104 Km away from the Coimbatore city, the place is surrounded by Green Spread Mountain ranges and lush green forests. Plan a road trip Valparai via Pollachi to make a stop-over at the Anamalai Tiger Reserve Sanctuary and enjoy a dream road trip!
Coimbatore offers endless opportunities to feel amazed, relaxed and enthralled. Try these 7 exclusive experiences of the city!