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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.

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Kerala & Exotic Southern India

During this truly unforgettable tour of southern India, we visit the cities, temples and tea plantations of the Tamil Nadu region before heading to Kerala. We explore the captivating city of Kochi, relax on Kerala's beaches and cruise through the backwaters of Vambanad Lake.

Departs in October 2016 and from February 2017 to November 2017.
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Resting on the banks on the banks of the River Noyal, Coimbatore is surrounded by beautiful countryside which provides a wealth of attractions and activities in addition to those found in the city. Suitable for visitors of all ages, these include:

Kovai Kutralam Falls
Thirty-five kilometres west of Coimbatore in the scenic Siruvani Hills, a gentle trek through unspoilt forest brings visitors to the Kovai Kutralam Falls. A delightful spot for a picnic or just to relax in the Indian sunshine, it's also possible to take a refreshing dip in the cold water of the falls.

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
The entrance to this 958 square-kilometre conservation area, also known as 'Top Slip', in the Coimbatore region is roughly seventy-five kilometre from the city of Coimbatore. Unmissable for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers, the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park features stunning scenery and the chance to observe rare and endangered animals including the Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, Sambar deer, Indian leopard and Dhole, as well as more than 250 species of birds and 315 species of butterfly.

Velliangiri Hills
The Velliangiri Hills are located thirty kilometres from Coimbatore and are revered for their outstanding natural beauty. A must for trekkers, the Velliangiri Hills also have great religious and spiritual significance. The Velliangiri Hill Temple is dedicated to Swayambu, an incarnation of the god Shiva. Meta description: Ambient and laid-back, cosmopolitan and historic, friendly and fascinating, Coimbature in India's Tamil Nadu state is a city for everyone to enjoy.

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