Three major national highways pass through the city- The NH 47, NH 67 and NH 209.
The city itself has seven major arterial roads- Avinashi road ,Pallakad ( part of the NH47) , Trichy Road , Mettupalayam road (part of the NH 67), Pollachi road ( part of the NH209), Marudhamalai, and Satyamangalam Road . The railway station is in the southwest part of the city. There are two major bus stands north of the railway station and one bus stand south of it. The town bus stand is at Gandhipuram for buses for intra city travel and the Singanallur bus stand is for buses for intercity travel to neighboring towns and cities. As the city is the main entry point into the neighboring state of Kerala and to Ooty and other hill stations at Nilgiri Hills, the railway junction and bus stands are often very crowded. With a high vehicle to population ratio, the roads are choked with traffic.
Coimbatore has only 40% of its area covered with underground sewage systems. Open and lined drains often run next to the roads.
Distance to Coimbatore
- From delhi - 2401 KM
- From ahmedabad - 1762 KM
- From bangalore - 340 KM
- From kolkata - 2167 KM
- From hyderabad - 902 KM
- From chennai - 491KM
- From mumbai - 1265 KM
- From pune - 1102 KM
Places of worship
Though Coimbatore is a traditional city, it is also one of the cosmopolitan cities in Tamil Nadu and has a variety of places of worship for all faiths. The main places of worship are the Patteswarar temple, Perur temple, Arulmigu Echanari Vinayakar temple, Koniamman Koil temple, Saibaba temple, Athar Jamad Mazid, Gurudwara and Jain temple at R S Puram, Immanuel Church, and Christ Church.
Education and Sports
With over 80% literacy rate and a number of government and private educational institutions, the city is the educational hub of the state. The main colleges and universities are; Government College of Technology, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimabatore Law College, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Anna University, Bharathiar University, Amrita University, Karpagam University and the Avinashilingam university. Apart from these there are a number of research institutes such as the Institute for Forest Genetics and Tree breeding, Indian council for Forestry Research & Education, and the Tamil Nadu institute of Urban Studies.
Coimbatore has a 3.2 kilometer long racing track, the Kari Motor speedway at Chettipalayam. National Championship races for Go-Karting, Motor Cycle racing and Formula (car racing) are conducted regularly on the track. Football tournaments, cricket matches and other athletic events are held at Nehru Stadium, a multipurpose stadium near V O Chidambaram Park in the heart of the city.
With a number of small and medium textile mills, as well as textile research institutes such as Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) and the South Indian Textile Research Association (SITRA), and exhibition halls, Coimbatore is the hub of cotton textile trade.
The main shopping areas in Coimbatore are the Big bazaar Street, Oppanakara Street, Raja street, and Rangey Gounder street. Sukravarpetti (for handloom sarees), Chinthamani supermarket, Poompuhar handicrafts Emporium and Co-optex near Nehru stadium are other popular places.
|Zone||North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone, Central Zone|
|Area||246.75 km2 (95.27 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||1,061,447|
|Official Languages||Tamil, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail, Monorail|
|Vehicle registration||TN-37 Coimbatore South, TN-38 Coimbatore North|
|Food and Cuisine||South Indian, Rice, Banana Leaf. North Indian, Chinese and Continental Cuisines, Mysorepa, Idly, Dosa, Halwa, Annapoorna - Sri Krishna Sweets and Vada-Sambar and Biryani etc.|
|Religion||Hinduism, Muslims, Christianity, Jainism|
|Festival||Koniamman Car Festival, Pongal, Deepavali, Ramzan and Christmas, Natyanjali Festival, Aadiperuku, Navaratri, Thai Poosam and Tirukarthigai Festivals etc.|
|Monuments||Perur Patteeswara Swamy Temple, Marudha Malai Temple, Dhyanalinga Multi - Religious Temple, Arulmigu Aranganatha Swamy Thirukoil, Arulmigu Poondi Velliyangiriandavar Thirukoil, Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Temple etc.|
|Places of interest||Aliyar Reservoir, Amaravathi Dam, Black Thunder, G . D Naidu Industrial Exhibition, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Mazhani Amman Temple, Monkey Falls, Patteeswarar Temple, Perur, Sengupathi Falls, Siruvani Waterfalls, Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, Marudamalai, Thirumurthyswami Temple, Valparai, Vaideki Falls, Parambikulam National Park, Parambikulam - Aliyar dam.|
|Hospital||Kuppusamy Naidu Hospital, PSG Hospitals, The Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Ganga Hospital, Gem Hospital, The Eye Foundation and Sankara Eye Clinic, Naturopathy Hospitals, Siddha Hospitals etc.|
|Hotels||Hotel Mangala International, Hotel City Tower, Hotel Alankar Grande, Hotel Heritage Inn, Hotel Rathna Residency, Sri Aarvee Hotels, The Residency Coimbatore, Clarion Hotel, Park Plaza, Park Royal Inn, Taj Surya, Hotel Sree Murugan, Annamalai Hotels,etc.|
|Markets||Big Bazaar, Raja Street, Gownder Street, Sukravar Pettai, Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium, Co-optex, Khadikrafts and Tansi Sales Center, Shri Lakshmi Complex, etc.|
|Industries||Texmo Industries, Roots Industries India Limited, The Rotomech Industries, Sri Ranganathar Industries, J K Petroleum Industries, Kavai Industries, Jaya Priya Industries, AVM Industries, M/S.Halogens Industries Pvt Ltd, Raj Industries, Automotive Engineering Industries, Elgi Electric Industries Ltd, A M Industries, Sri Balaji Industries, ALU Cast Industries, Bannari Amman Sugars Limited, Annapoorani Industries, Bhalajee Industries, Sri Sudarsan Industries, K R S Industries, Roots Industries India Limited, Electro Carbon Industries, Rydon Industries Pvt Ltd etc.|
|University/College||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Anna University, Avinashilingam University, Bharathiar University, Karunya University, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Karpagam University, Government College of Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Medical College, KTVR Knowledge Park for Engineering and Technology, Sri Krishna College of Engineering & Technology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College of Arts & Sciences, Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts And Science etc.|
|Notable people||Anupama Prakash Kumar - Actress, Kovai Sarala - Indian Film Actress and Comedian, Michael Thangadurai - Film Actor Dancer, G.D.Naidu - Scientist, Narain Karthikeyan - Formula One Racer Driver etc.|
Last Updated on : November 26, 2014