Appropriately known as Manchester of south, ‘Coimbatore’ is credited for its entrepreneur spirit. Presenting ‘Unity in Diversity’ in its true incarnation, this cosmopolitan houses all distinct colors of humanity in one rainbow. Ambitious and aspiring technicians from every corner of the country find their way to Coimbatore. The heavy torrents of industrialization have overpowered the traditionalism here
Although there are plenty of picnic spots, pilgrim places, amusement parks and weekend getaways in and around Coimbatore, this city is not as famous as a tourist destination as it is for its industries.
As the city has a multilingual culture, apart from the state language Tamil other languages like Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi and English are widely spoken here. As people following all religious faiths reside hand in hand in Coimbatore, not only temples but also mosques, churches, Jain temples and Sikh Gurudwaras can be seen here. One of the major events of Coimbatore is The Mariamman festival which is celebrated in summer every year.
Thought 20th century Coimbatore has encountered crimes, riots and loots, for example; after effects of the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Hindu – Muslim riots, and bomb blasts, from 2000, Coimbatore has succeeded in decreasing the crime rate quite fast and has managed to be counted amongst the low crime cities.
Famous for its textile industries, Coimbatore visit will surely tempt you to buy Benarasi, Kanchivaram or other designer Saris and Handloom Clothes. Special cuisine of Coimbatore include south Indian food items like Idli, Dosa, Vada, Sambar, Chutney, Vegetarian Rice Meal, Muttai Chappathi and sweets like Mysore Pak and Halwa.