Coimbatore. Also known as Kovai, Coimbatore is the second largest city of TamilNadu and one of the fastest growing cities in India.

Situated at the foot hills of Nilgiris, it 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.

Though most of the tourist spots are located on the outskirts of Coimbatore, there are a number of places worth visiting within the city. The V.O. Chidambaram Park maintained by the city has a mini zoo and a children's amusement park. The Nehru Stadium near the park, hosts a number of football tournaments and athletic meets. For rollerskating enthusiasts, there is also a rink opposite the stadium.

The swimming pools in the city are mostly attached to hotels. There are a large number of movie halls within the city. For museum buffs, the Forest College Museum will prove interesting.

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