Also known as ‘Kovai’, Coimbatore is also aptly called the ‘Textile City’ & the ‘Manchester of South India’, boasting over 25000 textile mills. Situated on the banks of the river Noyyal, it is the 3rd largest city in T.N. The rich black soil of the region contributes to the successful growth of cotton, its flourishing agriculture and textile industry. Also seen are traditions and age old customs yet held in high esteem. Its temples bear witness to the religiousness and love of art and architecture of the people. Visit the famous nearby hill station of Ooty. The car festivals at the Karamadai, Koniamman and Avinashi Temples attract a large audience. Ayudha pooja is another important festival.