Located in Peelamedu, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore International Airport operates as the primary airport for its city in the South Indian region. An overhaul which was completed in 1987 saw that the airport is now poised to receive contemporary medium capacity-range and long-range aircrafts like foreign Airbuses, with its runway extension as well as a modern new terminal, as well as perform night operations. With just a 13km distance from the city centre, passengers are able to travel downtown with great ease by both public and private modes of transport. The airport has largely catered to domestic flight travels and local carriers, but is increasingly initiating flights to international destinations like Singapore and Sri Lanka since 1995. In recent times, the airport has also received minor improvements, such as the expansion of car parking facilities. The airport also offers a range of amenities and services such as banking and dining, as well as shops selling commodities native to the city.
How to get around in Coimbatore
Positioned on Avinashi Road, Coimbatore Airport is approximately 10km away from the central bus station. A range of public transport modes, from city buses to the metro railway will allow passengers to get to the city centre at affordable fares. Alternatively, one get hop on a prepaid taxi which will be able to bring to your destination within Coimbatore.
Within the city, visitors are again offered an array of transport selections to get around the city by. Coimbatore’s public transport is considered to be decently extensive, with well-organised bus routes operated by both the state and private companies passing through the cities as well as Coimbatore’s suburbs. Auto rickshaws, call taxis, ‘Maxi Cabs’ are also abundant within the city. The city’s main railway station is the Coimbatore Junction, boasting of six platforms, and is an important gateway in the Southern region of India as it connects the city to neighbouring states efficiently.
What to see & do
Coimbatore is fast becoming one of India’s top developing cities with the rate of progress its economy is enjoying today. Many visitors flock to this city for both business and trade intentions, as well as leisure holidays. Regardless of their purpose, Coimbatore is a tropical city offering comfortable climate all year round that visitors can look forward to enjoying. Coimbatore is also reputed for its textile industry, having launched its pioneer textile mill back in 1888 and is a leading city of the commerce in India today. This success can be largely attributed to the black fertile soil of the province, which has since generated a proliferation of cotton fields around the city, boosting textile productions. Besides textile, Coimbatore is also fast becoming a core city in other fields such as the likes of manufacturing, healthcare and the education industry within the Southern region. The city is also an ideal host for many Trade Fairs as it is strategically located at the junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka; thereby making it easily accessible from these other essential Southern states of the country.
Since the city is relatively small, visitors can afford to take day trips down to the city to check out popular attractions and indulge in what the city has to offer. Coimbatore offers a wide array of beautiful quaint temples in particular, which visitors are more than welcome to check out and admire. Intricate detailing and elaborate designing are what makes these temples of the city stand out and appealing to photographers. The Perur Patteeswara Swamy Temple is the most renowned within the city, serving as a place of worship for the Shiva deity and the ‘Swayambu Lingam’, where many pilgrims pay their visit to on an annual basis. In terms of accommodation, nearby hotels to the airport includes Clarion Hotel Coimbatore (previously known as Park Plaza) and Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur, all within 3miles from the airport.
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