Coimbatore District (also known as Kovai in Tamil language) is situated in the western part of Tamil Nadu and is bordered by Nilgiris District in the north, Palakkad and Idukki Districts of Kerala in the west and south respectively, Tiruppur District in the east and Erode District in the north-east.
Coimbatore and the regions around were ruled by the Sangam Cheras dynasty which later on was conquered by Cholas and then by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. The Nayaks took over the Vijayanagara Empire in the 17th century. Coimbatore was carved out as a new district in the later part of 18th century under the British East India Company.
The district with its headquarters at Coimbatore, houses many engineering and textile industries and is prominent for its educational institutions. The launch of TIDEL Park has made the district more diverse and cosmopolitan.
Every time you speak to a native of this place, you will feel truly respected. Being the largest city of Kongunadu region and the fastest growing secondary cities of India, it has become a major place for IT industries, textiles, education, commerce etc. Cotton mills and textiles are the specialties of Kovai (lovingly called so by people) and hence it is called as the “Manchester of South India”.
Also, It is the topmost suppliers of pump sets and motors in India and hence it is called as the “Pump City”. Jewelry exports, wet grinders exports, auto parts exports etc happen majorly from Coimbatore.
From divine temple structures, architectural edifices, lofty mountains, hilly terrains, high cascading waterfalls, swaying fields, alluring malls, Coimbatore is a most sought after tourist destination. Look through the list of places in Coimbatore that is a must-visit.