The history of Coimbatore goes dates back to the Sangam age (6th century BCE to 3rd century CE). Early days the area was inhabited by Kosars the tribes, who are reported their head quarters at Kosampathur which probably later became the present Coimbatore. In some other way, The city derived its name from its local Goddess Koniyamman also known as Koniyamuthur that is metamorphosed to Koyamuthur and later anglicized as Coimbatore.
Coimbatore has a pleasant climate and peaceful atmosphere with rich in flora & fauna because of its proximity to the Western Ghats, tour packages from coimbatore to hill stations of Coonoor, Ooty, Valparai and Kotagiri in the western ghats are available to book with us in online
Now a day's the city is one of the major commercial and business hub in India, which is home to more than 50,000 Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the various fields of general engineering, textiles, textile spates, auto spares, machine tools, motor & pumps, foundry, home appliances, software, farm equipments etc. Also it's emerging destination for yoga and spiritual at Isha Foundation
Important Coimbatore tourist places are the historical temples of Perur Patteswarar Temple, Dandayuthapani Temple Maruthamalai, Arulmigu Echanari Vinayakar Temple and Koniamman Koil Temple on Coimbatore sightseeing tours and things to do in Coimbatore Kovai Kutralam in Siruvani Hills, Black Thunder, Tamil Nadu Agri University Potanical Gardern, Forest College Museum, Geedee Museum, V.O.C. Park, Kasturi Srinivasan Art Gallery and more...
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Coimbatore Perur Pateeswarar Temple pillars raised in depict the architectural prowess of the Tamil sculptors. This temple associated with Lord Shiva, he known as ‘Patteeswarar’, he is the presiding deity of this temple together with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self emerged), Pateeswarar ancient temple was built by king Karikala Chola in 7th Century with several gopurams and halls, 'Kanaka Sabha' is the famous one with golden statue of Nataraja. The pillars have carvings of the various manifestations of Shiva and the ceiling has a series of stone chains (opening timings: 05:30am to 13:00pm and 16:00pm to 21:00pm), visit to perur pateeswarar temple is included on Coimbatore sightseeing tour
Subramaniyaswami Temple in Marudamalai is a popular hill temple dedicated to Hindu god Murugan considered as the Seventh House of Lord Murugan. Like most Murugan temples, the temple is situated upon a hillock at a height of about 500 feet in a plateau on the part of the Western Ghats. This sacred shrine verily reflects the picture of Lord Muruga, magnificently mounted on his vehicle peacock, flaunting and swaying its feathers and plume in full bloom, The word Muruga is a comprehensive term, connoting several meanings such as sweetness, youthfulness, beauty, divinity and honey and therefore it is but natural for the Lord to have his abode amidst scenic beauty among hills and mountains (Temple timings: 05:30 am to 13:00 pm and 15:00 pm to 20:00 pm). visit to this temple is included on Coimbatore sightseeing tour
Isha Foundation founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in 1992. Its purpose is to foster people's spiritual and physical wellbeing through yoga and outreach programs, such as environmental rejuvenation. The core of the Foundation's activities is a customized system of yoga called Isha Yoga. An introductory program, known as Inner Engineering, introduces guided meditations and a powerful inner energy process for deep inner transformation.
The statue of Adiyogi (which means “the first yogi”, because Shiva is known as the originator of yoga) weighs around 500 tonnes and height of 112 feet which is symbolizes the 112 possibilities to attain to liberation, that are mentioned in yogic culture (Visitors timings 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.). tour packages from Coimbatore to Isha foundation available to on book now option.
One of its kind in India with some of the exhibited cars not to be seen anywhere else in the country. Every significant development in the automobile industry along with a lot of wheels from all over the world is on display from a striking replica of the first car in the world – 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen to the newly launched cars. The cars in the main hall are arranged chronologically: from a replica of the first automobile in the world to modern racing cars. Each car is provided with dedicated posters for explaining its evolution with respect to the automobile industry as a whole.The museum displays around 70 models, of which over 30 are from G D Charitable Trust’s collection. Some cars were donated to the museum by auto aficionados from various cities of India and the significant contributions from United States and Germany.
The G.D.Naidu museum and industrial exhibition in Coimbatore contains an impressive collection of various electrical / scientific devices and gadgets that has been in existence since very early years to the recent times. In fact, one visit to this museum would make you familiar with the different types of film cameras, projection TV’s, ball point pens, floppy disks, calculators, type writers, PA systems, printers, and many many more devices that were used right from 1930’s/40’s till today! The photos below show a few of the interesting equipments kept on display.(Open time 9 am to 5:30 pm, Monday Closed)
Get into the history when seeing the 100 years old heritage Museum building, located within forest college campus grounds so you feel it like a mini forest within the city. On entering the museum, you're greeted by a life-sized model of an intimidating Indian Gaur, which was presented by Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur, the last Maharaja of the princely State of Mysore. You can see a timber library is also displayed in the museum. Further, an entire range of useful non-timber forest products such as gums and resins, oils, tars, rubber and lacks are also on display. Also look at the rich collection of fruits and seeds, barks, roots, leaves, fibres, bamboo and canes. Take a view of Forest engineering models such as timber stacking and seasoning, forest brides and timber houses are kept here besides a working model of ropeways used for timber extraction, for those who are into entomology, a collection of useful and harmful insects associated with forests are kept on display alongside species of butterflies and moths. There are more than 300 samples of rock, minerals and soil formation from all over the world are housed here. Some of the notable among them are different kinds of mica found in nature. Articles manufactured from forest products including bobbins, shuttles, picker arms and diapers besides carved items are also on display. open between 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on weekdays except Suterday, Sundays and National Holidays.
Get a unique perspective at the Textile Museum, Which has display on different types of handlooms from across the country and unusual fibre like banana and pineapple. You can also find collection of Saxony wheel, Jurgen spins wheel, tackle spinning, Egyptian spins, Chinese silk weaving, early Egyptian spinning, an Egyptian painting showing spinning and weaving, Leonard DA Vinci’s spinning wheel, and much more are displayed. Continue to visit in the Art Gallery on the other hand, houses traditional Indian art including Thanjavur paintings that are almost a century old. Overseas art from across the world is also on prominent display. (Open time 10 am to 6 pm, Closed on Sunday)
India's first museum exclusively for insects will opened by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore. This museum showcases a rich diversity of insects from all over the country as never seen before. The museum speaks realms about the magical world of insects. (Working Days Tuesday to Suterday 10am to 4Pm)
A journey into the evolution of the Police Department with artefacts and other materials of archaeological importance.Uniforms, antique materials, photographs are showcased in the 3,788 sq.ft museum. These artifacts will act as a reminder of the proud history of Police and also enhance the image of Police in a big way. (Open time 9am to 4pam in all days)
Developed by National Council of Science Museums with the active support of Tamilnadu Science & Technology Centre (TNSTC), It houses three permanent galleries, namely ‘Hall of Textile’, ‘How Things Work’ and ‘Fun Science’ and a temporary exhibition hall. It also has 3D film show facility, Inflatable Dome Planetarium, air-conditioned Auditorium with audio-visual equipment, Science Demonstration corner, Children’s Activity corner, Library, Telescope for sky observation and other public facilities. (Open time 10 am to 5:30 pm)
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Established in the early 19th century by the British, it was declared a UNESCO World heritage sites in 2005. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ooty), via Coonoor, in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. It's the only meter gauge rack railway in India. If you're looking for tourist facilitation services for this experiences?
Bestowed with waterfalls, lush green forests and wildlife, the Western Ghats are truly what it means to be in a land that is heaven on earth! It is, therefore, a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Naturally, the regions through which the Western Ghats run are places that simply cannot be missed.
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