Coimbatore, fastest-growing city

Coimbatore (Kovai), one of the fastest-growing cities in India lies on the banks of the river Noyyal in the foothills of Nilgiris. It has emerged as a major industrial center of the South with over 50,000 small, medium, and large industries and textile mills. The first textile mill of Coimbatore was set up way back in 1888 and is now known as the “Textile Capital” or the “Manchester” of South.

Agricultural University: It is one of the finest institutions of its kind in entire South Asia.

VOC Park: The well laid out corporation park also has a mini-zoo and a toy train.

Marudhamalai Temple: The sacred shrine atop a hill is dedicated to Lord Subramanya and is one of the most popular temples of the region.

Perur Temple: The shrine dedicated to Lord Patteeswarar and his consort Pachainayaki is said to be built by Karikal Cholan about 1500 years ago.

Around Coimbatore

Annamalai/ Indira Gandhi WLS (65 kms.)

This paradise for wildlife lovers is set at an altitude of 1,400 meters amidst the verdant Western Ghats. The sanctuary is famous for its lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri langur. Other key fauna includes elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, a flying squirrel. jackal. pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo, re-whiskered bulbul. black-headed oriole, tree pie, spotted dove. green pigeon, etc. Amaravathy Reservoir in the Anamalais is inhabited by a large number of crocodiles. Other places of interest are, Karainshola, Anaikunthi shola, grass hills, waterfalls, groves, teak forests estates, dams, and reservoirs, which are noted for there scenic splendor.

Pollachi (25 kms.)

It is the nearest railhead for visiting the sanctuary, while Coimbatore is the nearest airport. Best Season-February to June.

Top Slip

It is yet another splendid sight in the Annamalai Hills, just 37 kms. from Pollachi. It is endowed with splendid scenic beauty and is a popular picnic spot. Tourists are taken around the sanctuary on elephant back or by van from here.

Khushi Anand

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