Evolution of Current Day CoimbatoreThe city of Coimbatore lying at the banks of river Noyyal has a history dating back in second century. Starting from the Chola rulers, Coimbatore changed the crown to Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandiyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara rulers. During 10th century King Kovan reigned the city during whose reign the city was constructed. With the decline of Cholas, brief periods of the Pandyas, Madurai Sultanate, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar Empire and the Madurai Nayaks and Thanjavur Nayaks came to rule.
Climate of CoimbatoreSituated along the Western Ghats, the climate of the city experiences an excellent weather throughout the year. The temperatures lie between the averages of 35.8 C to 22.4 C with a rainfall is 71 cms.
Coimbatore as an Industrial Hub of India
Coimbatore is blessed with a fine infrastructure conducive for growth of investments, business and trade. There are more than 25,000 small, medium and large scale industries in this city. The city houses prominent Textile research institutes. IT parks are being planned around the city with the upcoming of IT based companies like TCS, KGISL, and Cognizant Technologies etc. Lately the city is also gaining a reputation of an IT and a BPO city.
Culture and People of CoimbatoreCovering an area of 257 km2, an estimated
population of the area is around 1.5 million people. The population here
speaks mainly Tamil, though English is also widely spoken.Coimbatore is essentially a traditional city with multi-cultural confluences from Kerala, other cities of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Being a multi-cultural state, the city also accommodates people from other states like Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The local cuisines of the city is spicy south Indian food like sambhar, Rasam, Idly, Pongal etc, but the people love north Indian cuisines along with continental and Chinese food. This choice of food has paved way to very many Chinese restaurants, continental food restaurants and fast food restaurants. Read More
Festivals in Coimbatore
The city mostly celebrates all the Tamil festivals and common festivals apart from the festivals that are a part of Kerala as well. During summer the Mariamman festival forms the major event that is celebrated only at this part of the country, and is considered a local holiday. Read More