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Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and a major Textile, Industrial, Commercial, Educational, Information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. Other important industries include software services. Coimbatore has been ranked 4th among Indian cities in investment climate by CII and ranked 17th among the top global outsourcing cities by Tholons. Coimbatore is the fourth largest metropolis in South India. Coimbatore city is administrative capital of Coimbatore district.
TNAU Botanical Gardens - The Botanical garden at Coimbatore. It was established in the year 1925 and administered by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). The botanical garden is spread over 300 hectares and has many varieties of plants, flowers and trees. It is a colorful treat for the eyes and very popular.
Town Hall - It is a heritage building in Coimbatore city. It was built in 1882 in honour of Queen Victoria, with stone and lime mortar. It is now part of the Coimbatore Corporation Administrative Buildings. It has more than 3000 Sq feet built up area, a high ceiling, panelled shutters for the windows and timber trusses covered with Mangalore tiles for the roofing.
Gass Forest Museum - A museum for forestry established in the year 1902 by the then conservator of Forests, Horace Arichibald Gass. It houses rare species of butterflies; birds ; animals embalmed. You can see cultivation methods; model houses; armour of soldiers; hunting equipments etc., Maintained by forest dept. entry with nominal fee during normal office hours.Located in forest department trg centre, Cowley Brown Road, Between Tadagam and Mettupalayam link road.
G.D. Naidu Museum - It has an excellent collection of various scientific devices and gadgets. It has collection of inventions by Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu who is also referred as Edison of India. A must visit for all science history enthusiasts. One can also see the history of Industrialization in Coimbatore. 8 AM to 4.30 PM on all days except on Sundays. Entrance is free. Next to Spencers, near Anna Salai, Avanaish Road.
Government Museum showcases that many artifacts.
Ancient Industrial Artifacts Museum is located off Nanjundapuram road. Artefacts from the Old and New Stone Age are displayed. Priced collections include stone tools and gigantic "burial urns" from that era. The dead were placed in the urn along with their favourite objects and buried. The museum also houses antiquities excavated from Boluvampatti (copper bangles, stone beads), Vellalur and Perur (coins, jewellery & shell bangles). Another rare artefact is the stone slab inscription from Udumalpet that lists the rules and regulations to be followed as per the king's order.
Regional Science Center is a Science Park spread over 6.71 acres (near road leading to CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex). The 5,000 sq.ft. textile gallery showcasing the textile industry's evolution, a 5,000 sq ft Fun Science Gallery on 5,000 sq ft, A 3D theatre for children, a giant globe and a portable mini planetarium.
Siruvani Waterfalls and dam - is located 49 km from Coimbatore city. The dam was built in the year 1927. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore city.
Vaideki Falls is a waterfall situated in the outskirts of Coimbatore city about 35 km from Coimbatore.
Lakes in Coimbatore - Coimbatore has 9 lakes. These lakes include Valankulam Lake, Krishnampatti Lake, Singanallur Lake, Seevagasintamani Lake, Kuruchi Lake, Perur Lake, Sulur Lake, Ukkadam Periyakulam Lake and Muthannan Lake amongst others.
VOC Park and Zoo - The amusement park has an aquarium and mini zoo, housing varied forms of aquatic and animal life. It also has models of dinosaurs, Golf swing, a Toy Train and a safari, The park is named after famous freedom fighter, V. O. Chidambaram Pillai.
CSI Immanuel Church - is one of the oldest churches in Coimbatore. It is located on Avanashi road. It was established in the year 1830 and is over 180 years old.
Christian missions date back to 1647 when permission was granted by the Nayak rulers to set up a small church in Karumathampatti 12 km. It was destroyed by Tipu Sultan’s army resulting in a new church in 1804.
Infant Jesus church was established in 1831 is one of the famous church in kovaipudur,coimbatore.
The church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints was established in 1965 is one of the famous church for it structure and the restored gospel, located in Trichy road, Ramanathapuram opposite to A1 Chips
Kari Motor Speedway - Kari Motor Speedway is a purpose built auto racing circuit or race track, located in Orratukuppai, Chettipalayam. The track's length is 3.2 km. It was inaugurated in the year 2003 in memory of former forumula race driver S. Karivardha. it is Coimbatore's first and the India's second modern racing circuit.
Kovai Hills Golf Academy (KHGA) is a Golf Academy is part of Kovai Hills, a 1000-acre fully integrated golf-centric township that also has an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course designed by David Hemstock. It is India’s first Golf Academy with a 9 hole Par 3 golf course.
GAMA world's fastest man at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Black Thunder is a Water Theme Park is located in Mettupalayam, 40 km north of Coimbatore city. The park is spread over 65 acres and offers over 49 rides. It is located 40 km from downtown Coimbatore on the Ooty Road, The park is surrounded by natural beauty of the Nilgiris hills.
Kovai Kondattam is an amusement park located at Siruvani main road,Kalampalyam.