or Kovai is the second-largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu and is one of Indias fastest growing Tier-II cities. It lies on the banks of the river Noyyal and is surrounded by the Western Ghats. Coimbatore
is the largest industrial centre in the state after Chennai
, and has transformed into a sought-after destination for IT/ITeS. The city is known for its industrial and economic progress and is called the Manchester of South India for its prowess in textile and cotton industries. Coimbatore
real estate has been able to attract huge demand from retirees, IT firms and MNCs. With industrial growth, good quality educational institutions, abundant water, adequate infrastructure like international airport, hospitals and roads, Coimbatore
real estate has seen tremendous appreciation. Due to the abundance of young IT professionals, the demand for affordable properties is Coimbatore
is also rising at a fast pace. With an array of high quality hospitals, Coimbatore
has become a major centre of medical services.
has an excellent infrastructure, especially because of the presence of such a large industrial base. The citys economy is primarily industry-oriented and, hence, the Coimbatore
real estate infrastructure has also remained strong. The city has its International Airport at Peelamedu
, around 15 kms from the city. The airport, which started operations in 1940, was granted international status in 2012. Coimbatore
connects to major Indian cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai
, etc., and foreign destinations like Singapore.
The city is part of the Southern Railways Salem
Division. The Coimbatore
Junction is the biggest railway station here. Three monorail route covering areas like Gandhipuram, City Railway Station, Podanur
, Race Course
Road and Townhall were proposed in 2012.
The city has six important arterial roads and three National Highways. The NH 209, NH 67, and NH 47 pass through the city. The Coimbatore
Bypass consists of multiple bypasses linking multiple state and national highways passing through or originating from the city. A Ring Road was also built along with an extension from Peelamedu
. Rail overbriges are being built in the city while there is a BRTS and intra and intercity bus network as well.
Upcoming projects in Coimbatore
include construction of the Gandhipuram Flyover, the Solar City Project and the airport expansion project.
Homes and living
The citys pleasant weather plays a huge role in attracting demand for properties is Coimbatore
. Key localities in Coimbatore
, Ramnagar, Race Course
, R S Puram, Ramanathapuram
Among the various localities, Saravanampatty, Vadavalli
and Avinashi Road
areas are generating good demand for Coimbatore
real estate. Also, Peelamedu
, a suburb in Coimbatore
that lies on the Avinashi Road
, is having good residential demand. Large builders such as Sobha, TVH, Akshaya are active in Coimbatore
real estate, along with local builders such as Ramani, Srivari and Covai Properties. Being a rapidly growing city, the Coimbatore
real estate is thriving. The city has witnessed huge residential development in the IT hub of Saravanampatty. Luxury properties and plots are mostly in demand in the city, along with villas. Areas like the Pallakad Road or Pollachi
continue to remain stable in terms of demand and property returns. The Coimbatore
Industrial Corridor is another major realty market driver.
District is ranked seventh place among the highest population size of the state. The urban population in the district is 75.7 per cent, the third highest among the district in the state. The district decadal population growth during 2001- 2011 is 18.6 per cent, higher than the state average of 15.6 per cent. The district population density is 731 persons per sq km, higher than the state population density of 555 persons per sq km. The district sex ratio of 1,000 is higher than the state sex ratio of 996. The district literacy rate (84.0 per cent) is higher than the state literacy rate (80.1 per cent).
Municipal Corporation governs the city. There are five administrative zones of the city and each has 20 wards each. A Corporation Commissioner maintains sewage, water supply and roads. The District Collector administers the city along with the Coimbatore
City Police. There are town and village panchayats outside the corporation limits. The city has 10 members in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and one representative in Parliament.
Industry and employment
The textile industry changed the picture of the city in the early 19th century and it is ranked today as the best emerging city in the country. Coimbatore
has a diverse and thriving economy. Major sectors in the city include textiles and cotton production as mentioned above. South Indian Textiles Research Association and the Southern Regional station of the Central Institute of Cotton Research are located here. Coimbatore
is also called the Pump City, as it supplies a whopping 2/3rd of pumps and motors in the country. The city is a major manufacturing, healthcare and information technology hub. Education is also a thriving sector in this city, while it is one of the biggest exporters of wet grinders, jewellery, automobile components and poultry. The city has dedicated industrial zones and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) such as Tidel Park Coimbatore
and the Coimbatore
Hi-Tech Infrastructure. The citys software services is growing leaps and bounces. Companies like TCS, Cognizant, Dell, etc., have their campuses here. Apart from this Bosch, L&T, Revathi Equipment Ltd, Shanthi Gears are operational here.
offers good quality of life to its residents with a vibrant sporting and motorsports culture. The city is known as the Motor Sports Capital of India, courtesy its Formula 3 Circuit and numerous rallies. The city is home to several popular theme and amusement parks, including the Black Thunder Water Park. There are several shopping malls and complexes dotting the city, including Fun Republic and Brookefields.
The Nehru Stadium is located here along with the Coimbatore
Flying Club, Coimbatore
Golf Course and Coimbatore
The city is home to several art galleries and museums, including the Kadhi Gandhi Gallery, G D Naidu Museum & Industrial Exhibition and the H A Gass Forest Museum. The first cinema of South India was built in Coimbatore
under the Tent Cinema concept.
The Race Course
Zoo, childrens park and Singanallur
Lake are major attractions, along with several other beautiful parks and gardens. Several dance and music concerts take place in the city every year, while there are several restaurants for foodies at heart.