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Coimbatore District

Coimbatore District

The Manchester of South India

  • Coimbatore is the second-largest and top most industrialized city of Tamilnadu. The city is situated near River Noyyal.
  • Coimbatore District has a lot of textile factories, engineering firms, automobile parts manufacturers, health care facilities, educational institutions, pleasant weather, and hospitality.
  • It has the distinction of having the first spinning mill in South India. Predominance in industrial agricultural products etc. is special.
  • This district is called the weaving capital of South India or the textile manufacturing capital of South India.
  • The main reason for the growth and development of the industry is the uninterrupted supply of drinking water and electricity.
  • Coimbatore is shortly Called Kovai in Tamil. It is worth noting that the tastiest drinking water (siruvani river) in Tamil Nadu is available here.
  • In the surrounding areas of Coimbatore, not only cereals but also vegetables and flowers are grown in abundance.
  • The flower market in Coimbatore operates almost 24 hours a day.
  • Coimbatore is a Municipal Corporation as well as the District Headquarters.
  • The Coimbatore City has a mayor, deputy mayor, and several councilors, who have been elected by the People.
  • The District Court is the highest court in Coimbatore Area.

History of Coimbatore

  • Before the 2nd Century AD, Coimbatore was known as the capital of a small tribal.
  • Coimbatore was a part of the ancient Kongu country, and the Kosar people lived in this district with a place called Kosambuttur as their headquarters. The place where they lived, Koshambuttur, was later called Coimbatore.
  • From the 2nd century to the 3rd century AD, Kingdom Kongunad (Coimbatore) was ruled by the great warrior Karikala Cholan.
  • This district was ruled by the empires of Rashtrakudas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysals, Vijayanagara Empire and British.
  • In 1888, the first textile mill was constructed in Coimbatore. Now, there are more than 100 mills in Coimbatore.

Coimbatore District Complete Details

Coimbatore District Information
Total Area 7,469 sq.kms
Total Population 3,458,045
Male Population 1,729,297
Female Population 1,728,748
Population Density 730/km2
Average Annual Rainfall 550 mm to 900 mm
Climate Condition 35*c Maximum and 18*c Minimum
STD Landline Code 0422
Pin Codes 641*** 642***
Nearest Airport Coimbatore International Airport, Peelamedu (11 km from Coimbatore)
Bus Stand Gandhipuram Bus Stand, Singanallur Bus Stand,
Ukkadam Bus Stand, Mettupalayam Bus Stand
Railway Station Coimbatore Junction (state bank road) Gopalapuram
Coimbatore District Court Contact Number 0422 2216136
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 0422 2301114, collrcbe@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number 0422 2302323
District Education Office Telephone Number 0422 2300292
District Employment Office Number 0422 2642388
Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 0422 2301114, dro-tncbe@nic.in
Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 0422 2300722, drocoimbatore@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 11 Taluks (Coimbatore South, Sulur, Perur, Madukkarai,
Coimbatore North, Mettupalayam, Annur, Pollachi,
Anaimalai, Kinathukadavu, Valparai)
Head Post Office Gopalapuram Phone Number 0422 2395637
Coimbatore Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Coimbatore Emergency Numbers

Festivals in Coimbatore

  • Some of the big festivals that have been celebrated around Coimbatore are Thaipoosam and Thirukarthigai for Lord Murugan in Marudhamalai Temple in the month of January and February Every year.
  • Panguni Uthiram is another famous festival celebrated in Kanagasabai Hall every year in the month of March every year.
  • Kundam Thiru Vizha Festival is celebrated in Masani Amman Kovil every year in Tamil month Thai.

Coimbatore Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest
Coimbatore and its surrounding areas have many interesting features for tourists.

Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
The University of Agriculture in Coimbatore is beautifully set up in a very spacious area. This is one of the best places to visit in the Coimbatore District. Herbs and various seeds are sold on the university campus.

Perur Sivan Temple - Pattiswarar
Perur Sivan Temple is about 8 km from Gandhipuram Bus Stand at Coimbatore. The most ancient temple is called Melai Chidambaram. The sculptures here are mesmerizing and awe-inspiring. Panguni Uthra festival is celebrated here grantly. This temple has a history of more than 1500 years and was established by the Chola king. The main god of this Temple is Pattiswarar. The temple is open daily from 6 am to 8.30 pm in a beautiful environment where the Noyyal river flows.

Sri Ulagalandha Perumal Temple Singanallur
Singhanallur Ulagalandha Perumal Temple is one of the famous Vaishnava shrines in Tamil Nadu. This ancient and historical temple was built during the reign of the Pallava kings. Special prayers are held here every alternate Saturday and special festivals are held here in the months of Puratasi and Margazhi.

Arulmigu Koniamman Temple Coimbatore
Koniamman temple is considered the guardian deity of Coimbatore. Special prayers are held here on Fridays and Sundays. The annual chariot festival held here in the third week of Masi is very popular. Many devotees Visit here & participate not only from local but also from other places.

Ranganathaswamy Temple Karamadai
Karamadai Ranganatha temple is very ancient and beautiful situated on the way from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam. The special feature of this temple is the moolavar lingam here. This temple was established by the kings of Vijayanagara.

Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Anaimalai Tiger Reserve
At the Anaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary near Pollachi, you can find a variety of animals including leopards, tigers, and elephants. The sanctuary is spread over an area of about 1000 square kilometers. You can enjoy the forest and animals while sitting on an elephant. There is a separate fee for the elephant safari. The waterfalls, tea plantations, Amaravati Dam, etc. in this hilly area are eye-catching features.

Top Slip Pollachi
Top Slip is one of the most beautiful places in Anamalai Hills. Accommodation is available here. There is an elephant camp in the area. In these camps, you can see the taming, training, and habituation of newly captured wild elephants.

Amaravathi Crocodile Farm
A crocodile farm has been set up in the Amaravati dam area. Travelers going to Anaimalai can enjoy this beautiful area also.

Marudhamalai Subramanya Swamy Murugan Temple
When you say Marudamalai, the sweet song of music legend Madurai Somu comes to mind. "Maruthamalai Maamaniye" is a popular song sung by S Somasundaram aka Madurai Somu in the 1972 Tamil film Deivam. Madurai Somu made people know, who did not know about the special things of Marudamalai Murugan Temple. One of the famous hill stations of Murugan, it is located about 13 km from Coimbatore. This very ancient place is situated in a beautiful environment. The opening time of the shrine is 6 AM and closes at 8.30 PM.

Attention Travelers and Tourists to Coimbatore District
Travelers to Coimbatore can stay in the Gandhipuram area. City Bus Stand, Government Rapid Transport Corporation (viraivu perundhu), government, and private bus facilities are abundant here. The railway station is also nearby this area. The area is also a good place to stay. Travelers coming to Coimbatore can easily visit nearby Palakkad and Malampuzha Dam.

Other Tourist Places and Destinations in Coimbatore District


  • ALL Souls Church
  • Bethesda International Prayer Centre Coimbatore
  • Eachnari Vinayakar Temple
  • Kottai Hidayathul Islam Safia Jamath Kottaimedu
  • Infant Jesus Church Kovaipudur
  • Kallar Horticulture Farm
  • Kovai Kondattam
  • Kovai Kuttralam
  • Maharaja Theme Park
  • Isha Yoga Centre
  • Sri Sai Dwaraka Trust
  • Singanallur Boat House
  • Sithalingeswar Temple
  • Munthi Vinayagar Temple
  • Sri Varatha Anchaneyar Temple
  • Thandu Mariamman Temple
  • Vaidehi Waterfalls
  • VOC Park
  • Velliyangiri Andavar Temple
  • Khadi Gandhi Gallery


  • Black Thunder
  • Shree Ventakteswara Swami Vara Alayam
  • Madheswara Temple
  • Sri Jayamangala Anjaneyar Temple
  • Kumaran Kundru
  • Badrakaliamman Temple
  • Walking Spot


  • Alagunachiamman Temple
  • Sulakka Mariamman Temple
  • Aliyar Dam
  • Velayudhaswamy Temple
  • Maghudeeswaran Temple
  • Ambarampalayam Darga
  • Prachanda Vinayagar Temple
  • Arivu Thirukovil
  • Kadamparai Dam
  • Mahalingapuram Round Road Alais Round Tana
  • Reverent Subramania Swamy Thirukoil


  • Athirapilly Falls
  • Balaji Temple
  • Carver Marsh Statue
  • Chinnakallar Falls
  • Birla Falls
  • Sidhi Vinayagar Temple
  • Congreve Falls
  • Grass Hills
  • Karamadai Annai Vellankanni Church
  • Koozhangal River
  • Lawson Falls
  • Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
  • Loam’s View Point
  • Lower Nirar Dam
  • Monkey Falls
  • Nallamudi Poonjolai Valley
  • Number Parai
  • Oldest Teak Tree
  • Parambikulam National Park
  • Sholayar Dam
  • Tiger Valley
  • Upper Nirar Dam

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