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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Coimbatore
Coimbatore is also referred to as the "Manchester of South India" for its abundant cotton production and textile industries. The city is located around Western Ghats, which makes the place a great destination for one day hiking and trekking tours and the popular ones are Nishani Motte Trek and Lakshmi Hill Trek.
Sightseeing and shopping is a common culture for tourists visiting the city who get attracted to various temples and other places of tourist interest. Athar Jamaat Masjid, Valankulam Lake, G.D.Naidu Car Museum and Kovai Kutraalam waterfall are among other major attractions in Coimbatore.
The Anamalai National Park is situated in the Anaimalai Hills of Pollachi, Valparai and Udumalpet taluks of Coimbatore District is under consideration by UNESCO as part of the Western Ghats World Heritage site. The National Park is a great destination to enjoy a wildlife safari near Coimbatore.
The protected area boasts of numerous species of animals (including 5 endangered species), 250 species of birds and 315 species of butterflies. One can also head for a safari experience to the Silent Valley National Park located about 60 km from Coimbatore and it represents one of the last patches of undisturbed rain forest in India.
Neelakurinji Camping Centre located in Ketti valley offers one rescue from their daily monoptony, this campsite is a well-equipped site that provides modern amenities. Wildberrys Jungle Camp serves to be a great campsite for offbeat jungle camping.
Stanley Park is a campsite for nature lovers, situated alongside the lush rolling greens and undulating hills in Coonoor, that serves as a great campsite.
Siruvani Waterfalls located roughly about 50 kms from Coimbatore station offer great opportunity to the adventure enthusiasts to venture out for trekking, best seen in monsoon season between June and October.
The Siruvani waterfall is a 4 Kms small trek from the nearest road point is famous for the elephant camp, wildlife safaris, pleasant weather and spectacular views of Annamalai Hills. The wildlife park boasts of many scenic nature trails suitable for day hikes. One can also undertake a 5 Km long trek through a forest to reach the breath taking Vaideki Waterfalls.
Coimbatore, also referred to as the "Manchester of South India" for its cotton and textile industries. The main concentration of markets for some leisure shopping is in the RS Puram, Cross-Cut Road and the Town Hall Areas where one can find streets lined with shops selling everything from utensils to dress materials to different accessories.
For apparel shopping, one can choose from the array of shops lined at Cross-Cut Road which sell Kanchivaram, Benarasi and other designer sarees. Coimbatore is also recognized for its numerous jewellery stores situated along Cross-Cut Road and Town Hall Area.
Ukkadam-Valankulam Lake is one of the lakes in Coimbatore that attracts a lot many tourists visiting the city. The lake boasts of a mixed ecosystem where apart from fishes, many local as well as migratory birds visit the lake. This lake is a preferred hotspot for bird watching among tourists. One can spot birds like little grebes and purple moorhen around the lake.
The lake is vast and recently a promenade circling the lake has been built for the ease of the visitors who come to the lake to enjoy long walks, strolls, exercise etc.
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