Reasons To Visit Coimbatore
Coimbatore is a city best known for being an industrial powerhouse in India, while travelers to the city will look forward to exploring its many ancient temples and attractions. Some of the most popular landmarks in the city include the Anjeneyar Kovil and the Perur Pateeshwarar Temple, and you will need at least a couple of days to see all of the best sites in the region. Families traveling to Coimbatore with the kids will find a number of excellent water and amusement parks in the area like the Black Thunder Park and the Maharaja Water Theme Park, while you will find a number of modern shopping malls around the city to enjoy your time both day and evening.
Arriving In Coimbatore
Coimbatore International Airport is situated just over 10 km from Coimbatore and is one of the busier airports in India with over 2 million passengers passing through its doors each year. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Coimbatore, you can make the journey directly out of Sharjah. Currently the only airline providing flights on this route is Air Arabia (Air Arabia baggage allowance explained). If you are not based in Sharjah, the airport is accessible from Dubai by road, with the journey taking around two hours.
Coimbatore International Airport is housed within a single terminal and offers a decent range of facilities and services, so you’re sure to find everything you would need. Along with a few different cafés and eateries, the airport provides a selection of shops as well as duty-free shopping. In addition to this, you can connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network for a brief period of 15 minutes to quickly check your messages, and there is the option to pay for more time if necessary. When you have arrived in the country you can find metered taxis available just outside of the terminal building to reach your destination.
Coimbatore Travel Information
Where to stay: Hotels in Coimbatore for every budget
As a UAE national traveling to India, you can go online and apply for an e- visa which will allow you up to 60 days in the country. In Coimbatore the weather is fairly hot all year round, with the warmest time of year falling between March and May which sees average highs of around 36 degrees. Be advised that there is a brief rainy season which begins in September and continues until November. Don’t forget that you will need to put your clocks forward by one hour and 30 minutes to get on local time in Coimbatore, while the price of essentials like accommodation, travel and dining out in the city will generally be cheaper compared to prices in the UAE.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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