Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu with a metropolitan population of over 2 million. It is a major commercial centre and has often been referred to as the “Manchester of South India”. It is situated on the banks of the Noyyal River in western Tamil Nadu and is surrounded by the Western Ghats on all sides. It is also called as Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd Century AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore,except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai. It is well connected by road, rail and air with major towns and cities in India. Coimbatore proudly holds the name “Textile and manufacturing hub” of Tamilnadu and also efficiently balances an ethnic climate, peaceful and secular environment.
The city is also known for it's educational institutions. Coimbatore Agriculture University is renowned as one of the best colleges of it's kind in South Asia. In spite of it's industrial and technological growth, traditions and age old customs are still held in high esteem. The temples bear witness to the religiousness and love of art and architecture of the people. There are also a number of places of tourist interest around Coimbatore. Ootacamund (Ooty for short), is one of the most popular tourist spots in India.
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Coimbatore Airport is a major airport mostly serving Coimbatore and its suburbs in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The Coimbatore International Airport is the second busiest airport in Tamil Nadu after Chennai International Airport, in terms of passenger traffic, cargo traffic as well as aircraft movement.
Coimbatore International Airport, the nearest airport is 10 kms (20 min travelling from airport to venue).
The rails are well connected with major towns and cities in India. It is one of the major train stations in South India and the second busiest and revenue yielding railway station in Tamil Nadu after Chennai Central. It is one of the A1 graded station in the Southern Railway. This station comes under the jurisdiction of Salem division of Southern Railways. It is one of the top booking stations in India according to Indian Railways.
From Coimbatore Railway Station to venue is about 3 kms (10 min travelling from junction to venue).
The bus service, which plies about 1257 buses on 322 routes. The city is also served by auto rickshaws. The growth of call taxis is also on the rise.Town buses started operations in 1921. Town bus services serve most parts of the city, as well as other towns and villages in the district. Buses also connect the district with all major towns in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Andhra Pradesh. The number of inter-city routes operated by Coimbatore division is 119 with a fleet of more than 500 buses.
It’s a 5 min walkable distance from Gandhipuram Bus Stand.