Coimbatore culture

Rightly known as industrial laureate and commercial hub, the Manchester of south, ‘Coimbatore’ is reputed for its entrepreneur spirit. Unity in Diversity can be seen in its true form in this cosmopolitan. Business minded hardworking and ambitious people from every part of the country find their way to Coimbatore. The heavy torrents of industrialization overpower the traditionalism here.

Though there are many picnic spots, religious sites, amusement parks and week end getaways in and around Coimbatore, this city is not as famous as a tourist destination as it is for its industries.

The city has a multilingual culture and though Tamil is the state language, other languages spoken here are Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English. As people of all religious beliefs dwell harmoniously in Coimbatore, you will encounter temples, as well as mosques, churches, as well as Jain temples and Sikh Gurudwaras here. The Mariamman festival celebrated in summer is one of the major affairs of Coimbatore.

Thought 20th century Coimbatore has witnessed crimes, riots and loots like after effects of Indira Gandhi assassination, Hindu – Muslim riots, and even bomb blasts, after 2000, Coimbatore has successfully managed to drop the crime rate down and has registered its name amongst the low crime cities.

Famous for its textile industries, Coimbatore offers best of the Benarasi, Kanchivaram and other designer Saris and Handloom Clothes. Special cuisine of Coimbatore include south Indian food items like Idli, Dosa, Vada, Sambar, Chutney, Vegetarian Rice Meal, Muttai Chappathi and sweets like Mysore Pak and Halwa.