Coimbatore is one of the largest as well as fastest growing cities in Tamil Nadu. It has a vibrant economy and is a second-tier city. Major industries here are manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, textile, education, software services, etc. Due to the concentration and diversity of industries and service sectors, this place is also called "Manchester of South India". Textile and engineering are the primary industries of Coimbatore. The other employment generator here is the gold jewellery manufacturing. As per estimates, there are around 3,000 such companies located here, employing around 40,000 goldsmiths. Travelers should visit the wild life sanctuary, picturesque natural places, auspicious religious sites, dams and others.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Coimbatore International Airport serves domestic as well as international passengers. Total passengers and aircraft movements in this airport from April 2012 and May 2013 were 1,297,804 and 12,846, respectively. The advanced parking management system has a capacity of 300 cars. Some of the most popular international and domestic airlines here are Air India, Jet Konnect, SpiceJet, IndoGo, Silkair, Air Arabia, and others. You will find auto rickshaws, taxis, and cab services round the clock from the airport. Enough bus service is available to visit various places from the central and auxiliary bus stations, located near the airport.
More Information on Coimbatore
This metropolitan city is spread over an area of 95.27 square miles and has a population of 1,061,447. The must-visit places in Coimbatore are:
- Siruvani Waterfalls
- Monkey Falls
- Perur Pateeswarar Temple
- Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
- Amaravathi Dam
- Black Thunder
- Kovai Kondattam
- Singanallur Lake
To get the best out of Coimbatore, try to visit between September and March.