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Arriving in Coimbatore

Cheap flights to Coimbatore, India can be purchased from SilkAir, AirArabia, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. The Coimbatore Airport is located 1.6 kilometres outside of town and houses two main terminals where Coimbatore flights regularly arrive and depart.

Coimbatore is serviced by three major modes of transportation – airplanes, trains and buses. All major cities are connected to Coimbatore through the rail and bus system. When tourists arrive at the airport from Coimbatore flights, they can take a bus or train to get into town. Depending on which bus or train you take, you will end up in either the Coimbatore Junction, Coimbatore North Junction or Podanur Junction.  

Getting Around Coimbatore

Once in Coimbatore, you’ll find plenty of taxis and rickshaws to get you from place to place. That being said, foreign travellers should take heed as rickshaw drivers have a tendency to inflate prices, depending on your nationality and experience in the area. Taxis may be a better way to travel the area because they're equipped with digital metres that automatically show you the price, so you don't get scammed out of your money. Another option for local transportation is the buses, which regularly operate throughout the city. The hotel staff will be able to assist you with the necessary phone numbers to schedule transportation.

Main Attractions in Coimbatore

You cannot visit Coimbatore without visiting some of its many temples. One of the most famous of these temples is the Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple. This structure stands alone in its beauty and historical value. Frequently visited by local elephants, the temple offers free-flowing sprouts where water streams continuously. Due to the unique wildlife often present, you should not plan on visiting after dark. You can also visit the Marundhamalai Murugan Temple, which is located about 19 kilometres northwest of Coimbatore. Dating back well over 1,200 years, this sprawling complex sits on a hillside that provides visitors with picturesque views.

After you finish the temple visits, a trip to the G.D. Naidu Museum is in order for history enthusiasts. Open from 8:00 to 16:30 every Monday through Saturday, the museum houses the inventions and industrial accomplishments of G. D. Naidu, also known as the Edison of India. Admission is free.

Shopping, Dining, and Night Life in Coimbatore

There is plenty of shopping in Coimbatore. Use some of the money you saved with your cheap flight to Coimbatore to buy beautiful locally made clothing, textiles and spices.

After a long day of shopping, you will probably want to grab a bite to eat. Coimbatore has many major restaurant chains in the city including Subway, Domino’s and Pizza Hut. But, for a true dining experience, you should try the local cuisine found at establishments such as Hari Bavan, paati Amma Dosai Kadar or Ajmir. You will also want to try one of the many dhabas in the city.  They offer a wide variety of food as well as an attached bar.

Coimbatore has a good choice of bars to enjoy. Most close at around 22:00, so be sure to show up early.  Popular bars include Cheers Bar and Nayagara Bar.

Flight stats for Coimbatore - did you know?
  • Coimbatore is 9 km from Peelamedu Airport (Coimbatore, India).
  • Peelamedu Airport (Coimbatore, India)
    • Right now, 13 airlines operate out of Peelamedu Airport.
    • Peelamedu Airport offers nonstop flights to 8 cities.
    • Every week, at least 315 domestic flights and 28 international flights depart from Peelamedu Airport.

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