The people of the city are said to be among the friendliest in India and always have a welcome smile for travellers. The city has many fine temples with the Velliengiri Hills outside the city having a rich history of art, religion and culture.
Others of note include the Marudhamalai Temple complex, one of the biggest in southern India and over a millennia old. Part of its attraction is its stunning location on a hillside with panoramic views of the valley below. Car hire in Coimbatore is essential if you’re not to miss sights like these and it can easily be arranged through rhinocarhire.com.
For the children, Coimbatore has three great water parks with Black Thunder being the best of them. Entry is reasonably priced for both adults and children but make sure you apply the sun cream. Back in the city, you should spend the evening sampling the local food which in this part of India is predominantly vegetarian. The sauces used to flavour the food are sublime too.