Escorted Rail Tours Coimbatore
Enjoy the diverse attractions of a friendly, historic and entertaining Indian city
Although one of the fastest-growing industrial cities in India, Coimbatore's hospitality, good nature and laid-back ambience, coupled with a continuously warm and sunny climate, lend the city the feel of a holiday resort.
Like many of India's cities Coimbatore presents an abundance of beautiful and historic temples to explore but the city holds many more attractions for visitors including numerous galleries and museums, a zoo, botanical gardens and public parks.
The region of Tamil Nadu in which Coimbatore is situated has been inhabited since around the third century BC and was crossed by a Roman trading route between India's southwest and southeast coasts.
The city itself was founded in the tenth century and was subsequently fought over by a host of India's rulers including the Pandyas, Madurai, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagara Empire and the Nayaks. The British East India Company fought for, lost and won occupation of Coimbatore in several wars during the eighteenth century, eventually gaining control of the city in 1799 and remaining until India attained independence in 1947. During the British colonial period Coimbatore's prosperity as an industrial city grew from a textile manufacturing trade which earned the nickname 'the Manchester of India'.
Still a city of industry today, Coimbatore is also a fascinating, friendly and enjoyable city to explore, offering sufficient attractions and entertainments to please every visitor.