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Welcome to Coimbatore! Also known as Kovai, in Tamil language, Coimbatore is the second largest city of TamilNadu and the sixteenth largest urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Tamil Naduand one of the fastest growing cities in Southern India. Situated at the foot hills of Nilgiris, Coimbatore is known for its pleasant climate, peaceful atmosphere, cosmopolitan outlook and private enterprise. Cotton textiles, electric motors, pumps, automobile spares, iron steel and aluminium castings form major exports from Coimbatore.

Existence of Coimbatore can be traced back to 2nd Century AD as a small tribal village capital called Kongunad. According to Manuscript "Chola Poorva Pattayam" found in the Madras (Chennai) Oriental Manuscript Library, a small village Covanputhur named after a leader of the group Covan existed here. Later it was changed as Coimbatore. Karikalan, a famous Chola king brought Kongunad under his control. Kongunad was ruled by many famous kings from Cheras, Pandyas, Pallavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara and Chalukyas. Later when British ruled kongunad along with rest of India. It was during this British period many famous textile mills came and thus got its name as the Textile City!

Coimbatore city is situated on the banks of river Noyal, a tributary of river Cauvery. Located at the foothills of Western ghats, blessed with a wonderful climate and water, Coimbatore is 750MSL with an average rainfall of 200mm to 300mm, and temperature ranging from moderate to medium. Coimbatore district is fed with water from Noyal, Siruvani, Bhavani and Amaravathi. Siruvani, world's second purest water body is the main source of water in the city. Coimbatore district is surrounded by Nilgiris District, Erode District in Tamil Nadu and Palghat District in Kerala.

Coimbatore gets maximum rainfall during southwest monsoon season followed by the northeast monsoon. Yearly average rainfall in the Coimbatore district is 600 mm. Being situated in the rain shadow region of western ghats getting only a part of the southwest monsoon, weather is always moderate. Rainfall in Coimbatore plays a major part of Coimbatore district serving the drinking water and agricultural needs of people as well as the nature.

People of Coimbatore always enjoy the best climate in South India. The temperature of the Coimbatore City varies between 39 Degree Celsius in summer to 15 Degree Celsius in winter months. Most of the time there is a mild breeze flowing through the Palghat gap from Kerala. This Coimbatore Weather is ideally suited for education, textiles, agriculture, health and tourism.

Climate data for Coimbatore

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high °C (°F)

33
(91)

37
(99)

39
(102)

40
(104)

41
(106)

38
(100)

37
(99)

38
(100)

37
(99)

37
(99)

33
(91)

33
(91)

41
(106)

Average high °C (°F)

30
(86)

32
(90)

35
(95)

35
(95)

34
(93)

31
(88)

30
(86)

31
(88)

32
(90)

31
(88)

29
(84)

29
(84)

31.6
(88.9)

Average low °C (°F)

19
(66)

19
(66)

21
(70)

23
(73)

23
(73)

22
(72)

22
(72)

22
(72)

22
(72)

22
(72)

21
(70)

19
(66)

21.3
(70.3)

Record low °C (°F)

9
(48)

9
(48)

10
(50)

20
(68)

20
(68)

20
(68)

20
(68)

21
(70)

20
(68)

14
(57)

11
(52)

8
(46)

8
(46)

Rainfall mm (inches)

14
(0.55)

12
(0.47)

19
(0.75)

53
(2.09)

76
(2.99)

38
(1.5)

57
(2.24)

42
(1.65)

56
(2.2)

153
(6.02)

123
(4.84)

50
(1.97)

693
(27.27)


Source: Indian Meteorological Department
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Where are we in Coimbatore?

It is the serene picturesque environs of Anaikatty, where we are located – also called Anaikatty Village. “Anai” in tamil means elephant..so indeed we are located in the “Elephants home”. In their home we have rented our space along with a huge varieties of birds to name a few, the laughing doves, the dancing peacocks, humming birds and tunnel spiders, The great singers among birds- the Iora and the magpie robin reservations are bound to catch your attention. Apart from these wonderful birds, Anaikatty Resort forest also has a host of other animals like leopard, elephants, gaur, spotted dear and the black necked hare.

Needless to say you will bump into a number of elephants as well.

You can enjoy in the ghats of the west Circumambulate, where Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is also located. This place is the sanctum of the divine master Dhakshina-murthy. A beautiful Birds sanctuary, Salim Ali Birds Sanctuary is neary by. Enjoy the flora and fauna and explore your wildest imagination in the forests of Anaikatty. A trip to the Anaikatty forest is one that lets enjoy the beauty of nature in its fullness.

Do remember to take a pair of binoculars when you take the trip to Anaikatty forest.

Click to view the photos of the Surroundings