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With temperate climes, a dash of culture and a vibrant and, thriving textile industry, Tamil Nadu’s second-largest city offers visitors a diverse experience. It is indeed the starting point for an exploration of the hill-stations that abound in this region.

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Buy saris at Chennai Silk
Open :9:00 am-9:00 pm
Whether or not you are besotted with Indian silks, you will want to indulge in a bit of shopping here. The beautiful saris here also make perfect remembrances and gifts.
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Reconnect With Nature
Head out of the city and take in the incredible landscapes that surround Coimbatore. You can take a ride in a coracle – a traditional round boat typical of the region, for a unique experience. Forest trails of varying difficulty levels suited to people of all ages are also available.
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Perur Pateeswarar Temple
Open :6:30 AM-10:00 PM
The famed Raja Chola of the powerful Chola dynasty commissioned this temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Take a close look at the walls and you will sight various carvings of the different manifestations of Lord Shiva. The temple is located about 7km from the city.
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Vana Badrakaliamman Temple
Open :6:30 AM-10:00 PM
Sited in the verdant countryside a few hours outside the city, the Vana Badrakaliamman Temple sees innumerable devotees flocking to it to seek blessings from the resident goddess, Devi Badrakali, who is said to purify worshippers.
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Botanic Gardens
Open :9:30 AM-5:00 PM
The Botanic Garden is a green oasis maintained by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). Tucked away in these green landscapes are the research labs, in which unique plant species are grown under careful observation. Young guests can participate in a charming learning experience on a trip to the nursery.
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Reconnect with nature
Open :8:00 am-4:00 pm
Get close to nature with an invigorating trek through stunning landscapes. You can also choose to go on a ride in the traditional boat of the region, the coracle, for a novel experience.
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Eat Like The Locals
The locals have redefined teatime with ‘tiffin’, which advances the concept of evening snacks to an entire meal in itself. Favourite tiffin items include crisp dal vadas, fluffy medu vadas and the simple but delicious ghee roast sada dosa.
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Gorge on local fare
Whether it’s a traditional South Indian meal or scrumptious tea-time snacks called tiffin, the local food is lip-smacking. The small eateries in Coimbatore specialise in these meals, providing everything from ghee-soaked dosas to crisp vadas.
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Find Gold In These Hills
Tamil Nadu is known for the purity of its gold, and Coimbatore is a great place to shop for beautifully designed jewellery. Kalyan Jewellers is popular for its glorious designs, high-quality and certified pieces.
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Have A Tea Party
Coimbatore is situated right next to the tea plantations of South India, and is a good place to pick up your favourite variety of South Indian tea from. Exquisite high-quality teas are available widely in stores across the city.
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Bring back fresh spices
Recreate the taste of Coimbatore’s delicious local food back at your home with fresh spices from the city market.
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Splurge On Some Saris
Open :10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Pick up traditional Kancheevaram silk saris, native to this region and available in a range of colours and designs at the iconic Chennai Silks. A store which started out as a humble khadi outlet half a century ago is today one of the largest textile houses in Tamil Nadu.
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