Coimbatore is one of the major metropolitan cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is surrounded by the Western Ghats mountain range to the west and the north, with reserve forests of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve on the northern side.
Coimbatore was rated as one of the safest cities in India for women, and a major hub for manufacturing, education and healthcare. It is also referred to as “the Pump City” as it supplies nearly 50% of India’s requirements of motors and pumps.
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Gedee Car Museum
This museum opened in 2015 after an industrialist’s life-long love affair with automobiles. Its aim is to tell the history of cars and the technological innovations which took place over the years, in the hopes of inspiring younger generations to think creatively. The museum is home to a wide range of cars, from classic and unique cars, to cars from Europe, America and Japan.
Fans of the natural world will want to pay a visit to India’s first insect museum. Opened in 2017, the museum aims to create more interest and scientific curiosity about our natural world. As well as being open to the public, the museum plays an important part in the work of researchers.
Best Local Places to Visit
Visit Black Thunder Waterpark
If you are looking for fun rides, mud karting or a leisure hill then look no further than Black Thunder, which calls itself as the grandest and greatest water theme park of them all. Whether you want to ride the water slide or a rollercoaster, explore the bird park, or go bungee jumping, this is the place to go.
See the Adiyogi Shiva statue
Recognised by the Guinness World Records as the largest bust sculpture in the world, this statue measures 34 metres tall, 45 metres long and weighs over 500 tonnes. Measured in feet, its height (112 ft) symbolises the 112 possibilities to attain moksha that are mentioned in yogic culture.
Places of Interest Nearby (2/3 hour drive)
Often called the city that never sleeps, there is always something to see and do in Madurai. Known for its active nightlight, the city also celebrates numerous festivals, including the annual 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival, also called Chittirai festival, is celebrated during April–May every year and attracts one million visitors.
The Dhyanalinga Temple sits in the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains and is a powerful meditative space that does not ascribe to a particular faith or belief system. Offerings usually take place twice a day, at times recognised as special for meditators.