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One of the most important cities of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is called the "Manchester of South India" and is the third largest city in the state. The headquarters of the Nilgiri region its exposure to the Palaghat gap of the Western ghats gives Coimbatore a salubrious climate. A highly industrialized city, it is centre of textile manufacturing in the state - there are over hundred mills in and around Coimbatore. Primarily a business centre it is also known for the manufacture of motor pumpsets and various engineering and electronic goods.
Places to see
13 km North West of Coimbatore. Marudamalai means Master of Hills, abounding in Marudha trees.
The temple is located in Perur, 6 km from Coimbatore on the Siruvani main road, on the banks of the Noyyal river. Lord Nataraja and His Natya Sabha is worth seeing here. The statues in this mantapam are very beautiful.
Coimbatore is also the country's motor racing hub. The city has a Formula 3 Category circuit, as well as three Go-Kart circuits. National Champion races for Formula racing (Cars), Motorcycle racing, Go-Kart racing are held in Kari Motor Speedway. The Coimbatore Golf Club is home to a major 18-hole golf course. The Coimbatore Cosmopolitan Club, which is more than 100 years old, was founded for Indian members only, in response to the English Coimbatore Club, which did not admit Indians until the 1950s.
The Coimbatore Flying Club is located in the Coimbatore airport premises. Race Course Childrens Park is an oval shaped park with lots of tress and flowers. The main attractions within the VOC Park include a roller stakes training ground, mini zoo and a toy train for joyrides. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University houses a botanical garden. Coimbatore City has many lakes. Some are Singanallur Lake, Kuruchi Lake, Valankulam Lake & Krishnampathy Lake.
A large part of the state being on the coastal edge of the country, the weather is tropical and sultry for most part of the year. The summer months of April, May, June are hottest where temperature ranges to 40 degrees.
December and January are the peak months for Chennai. The temp ranges from 20-22 degrees. To avoid peak rush October is better. The weather in these months is pleasant and easy to bear the humidity.