Coimbatore!Coimbatore!Coimbatore!.....call it Kovai, or 'KO-Y' if you please!
If you are familiar with the Geological attributes of the Serengetti Plain of Africa, then you will have a fair idea of what the Coimbatore area is like. The funny thing though is, while in the Serengetti, the wildlife are in the center with human inhabitation all around; here it is the exact opposite. Coimbatore is practically surrounded by an extensive wilderness, as you can see from a visit to Google Earth. And this beautiful city forms the base for all our operations.
Area and Location
Coimbatore District lies in the Western Part of Tamil Nadu bordering the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by Nilgiris in its western and South Western side; Erode district in its northern and Dindigul district in its eastern side. It shares part of its boundary with the neighbouring state of Kerala. The district is filled with naturally diverse eco system such as hills, plains, forests, evergreen fields, drought prone areas, river bodies, tanks etc., The district has a geographical area of 7471 Sq.Km., which is divided into three Revenue Divisions, 9 Taluks, 19 Blocks and 482 Revenue Villages. The size of the population covered by these administrative divisions is about 42 Lakhs.
Coimbatore or Kovai (in Tamil) city is the third largest
city in Tamil Nadu. It is rightly called 'Manchester of South India'.
Due to the salubrious climate, the city is known as poor man's Ooty.
Coimbatore is also known for the manufacture of motor pump sets and
varied engineering goods and its handloom products. A large number of
technical institutions in Coimbatore cater to the growing technical
needs of the region.
CLIMATE & RAINFALL: The temperature of the district varies between 39 Degree Celsius to 24 Degree Celsius. It gets it's maximum rainfall during the Southwest Monsoon followed by the Northeast monsoon. On an average, the district gets about 600 m.m. of rainfall in a year.
Places to visit
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary: This is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the Western Ghats near Pollachi about 90 Kms from the Coimbatore. The area of the sanctuary is 958 Sq.kms. Various kinds of fauna like tiger, elephant, sloth bear, black headed oriole, are present in large numbers.
Siruvani Waterfalls And Dam: The waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37Km West of the city. The water of Siruvani is known for its taste. Siruvani is the source of drinking water supply to Coimbatore. The panoramic view of the dam and the falls beautifully enchanting.
VOC Park : The Park maintained by Corporation, is dedicated to the memory of VO Chidambaram Pillai, one the Indian stalwarts in the fight for freedom. The Mini Zoo, Children Train, Children Play Equipments, Garden with pre-historic Dinosaurs etc. attracts visitors.
Jolly World : This is a theme park where people of all ages will be entertained and also educated. This Jolly World is planned similar to Disney Land of USA.
Kovai Kutralam : The Kovai Kutralam water falls at Siruvani, 37 km. from Coimbatore is scenically enchanting. Since it is situated in the core area of a thick forest, visitors are not allowed to enter after 5 pm.
Educational Institutions :
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