Kovaipudur is a residential area located at the beginning of Palaghat Pass at the south western periphery of Coimbatore
on the borders of the Western Ghats at the foothills of Madurakkai Range in Coimbatore
and Walayar ranges in Kerala. Being a rain shadow area leads to a predominantly scrub vegetation in Kovaipudur with an average temperature, significantly lower than Coimbatore
. The regional transport office of Coimbatore
West is located in Kovaipudur. Owing to its cool climate and serene environment it is often known as Little Ooty
and has recently been incorporated into Corporation of Coimbatore
and houses about 75,000 families.
Kovaipudur is situated 15-minute drive from Ukkadam
, a 30-minute drive from R.S Puram, and a 35-minute drive from Gandhipuram. A number of bus routes make Kovaipudur easily navigable. Also, numerous mini buses daily traverse the region along Sundakkamuthur
Road, which ends at Ukkadam
The favourable location coupled with ease of access has fostered the development of real estate in Kovaipudur. A number of projects including JRD Royale Villas are under construction here.
Social infrastructure of Kovaipudur boasts of the availability of all kinds of basic amenities that include a police training academy, along with numerous schools and colleges such as CS Academy School, Ghats International School, Ashram Schhol, RKV school, Gurukul School, Sri Krishna College of Technology etc. hospitals like KJ Hospital, and Priya Hospital, along with pharmacies including Apollo Pharmacy, Thulasi Pharmacy, and Wellness Pharmacy that offer round the clock medical assistance to the residents. Also, Kovaipudur has presence of many nationalised and private sector banks including State Bank of India, State Bank of Hyderabad
, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Karur
Vysya Bank that offer banking services to the locals on Sundays. Axis Bank, the third largest private sector bank in India also has its branch in Kovaipudur.