“Post-independence,India has built its own Manhattan. The city of dreams,Mumbai And it’s own Silicon Valley,Bengaluru But do you know that India has its own Manchester as well ? Yes!Welcome to South India’s very own Manchester,Coimbatore . Hi,I’m Himanshi Varma and I’m here exploring the top places to visit in Coimbatore! Let’s go! Any talk about food in Kovai is incomplete without Sree Annapoorna Sree Gowrishankar. With more than 16 outlets throughout the city this place serves the most delicious Roasts or Dosas and idlis. The Sambhar here is just yumm… I’m at Isha foundation. This is one place which offers variety of programs in meditation and yoga to anyone, who wish to attain physical, mental and spiritual well being. Located some 30 KMS from coimbatore Isha is home to a huge 112 feet Shiva statue -fondly referred to as Adiyogi. This is declared the world’s largest bust by Guinness book of world records. As Isha Foundation’s slogan says It helps people to deepen their experience of life, and reach their ultimate potential. Some 30 KMS from Coimbatore is Mettupalayam train station. This station is home to the Nilgiri Mountain railway. It is the only steam engine train and it goes to the famous hill station Oooty As this train journey is most sought after by tourists, it is usually reserved for weeks in advance. This is the only rack railway present in India. If you love automobiles you would love coimbatore!! Not only does it have an international standard car museum. but it also has amazing race tracks as well!! It’s here at Gedee Car Museum, where we can go in the past and see the best four-wheel wonders of the world till now The museum is a delight to the eyes and the mind! See the innovations and transformations that the cars went from being simple machines to the most technologically advanced. This museum tries to give as much information as in necessary to highlight the innovators behind the marvels This museum is a must visit place for all you car enthusiast! When the race is on, Coimbatore is not at all lagging behind. It’s where you see track racing being taken so seriously. They train young riders and develops them as competitive racing riders over time. There are various religious landmarks in the city that makes Coimbatore a symbol of communal harmony! This is St.Michael’s Cathedral church. Visit the adoration chapel that is open throughout the day and experience the calmness and beauty of this place. One of the oldest and biggest masjid in Coimbatore is the Athar jamath Majeed. It is a living testimony of city’s history. One of the most worshiped Islamic dargah with approximately 2000 worshippers assembles for the Friday prayers. Perur Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in western part of Coimbatore. The temple has colorful columns and any visit to coimbatore is incomplete without visiting Perur. The temple is believed to be one of the places where Shiva performed Ananda Thandavam. Coimbatore is largely an industrial town but it also has a sprawling flower market in the center of the city. Locally referred to as POO market, the sight here is amazing with flowers adding lots of color to the entire market. It’s where different floral fragrances come together and create an aura of its own. Subramaniyaswami Temple,Marudamalai is a popular 12th century hill temple dedicated to Hindu god Murugan. There are about 150 steps that lead you to the temple. Located 12 kms from Coimbatore, this temple is located on a hillock and is visited by many devotees from across the state.