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How To Reach Coimbatore
Coimbatore is located in the Kongu Nadu region on the western side of Tamil Nadu. It’s bordered by Kerala in the west and south, Nilgiris in the north, Erode in the northeast and Tirupur in the east. Coimbatore’s western and northern sides are bounded by the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, making the region prolific with greenery and fauna.
Coimbatore is one of Tamil Nadu’s most industrialized cities and with the number of tourist places that it treasures, the city has a well developed transport system to cater to all visitors. The best way to reach Coimbatore would be by air.
The Coimbatore International Airport flies domestic flights to cities like Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru and international flights to Singapore, UAE and Sri Lanka. There are prepaid taxis at the airport, TNSTC state corporation buses that run to Gandhipuram bus stand and additionally the Coimbatore Railway Junction is just about 9 km from the airport.
Coimbatore has several trains that connect with major cities in the rest of the country. Coimbatore Junction is the main railway station and stations like Coimbatore North, Peelamedu, Singanallur, Madukkarai and Irugur et al, function as minor suburban stations. Coimbatore has trains from regions like Mangalore, Chennai, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Patna, Bengaluru, Haryana, Mumbai, New Delhi etc. Uday Express Double Decker train that runs between Coimbatore and Bengaluru has an automatic food vending machine and a GPS passenger info hub.
There are prepaid cab and tuk tuk stands on either side of the railway station. The railway station is about 18 km from the Coimbatore bus stand.
Coimbatore is well connected with state and national highways. There are regular to air conditioned intercity sleeper bus services to most places in Tamil Nadu like Chennai, Salem, Palani, Dindugal and to neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Kerala and Karnataka. There are six national Highways that connect Coimbatore to most other parts of South India. You could also drive to Coimbatore or hire a cab.
There are local town bus services that serve the city and its suburbs, as well as to the nearest cities and towns like Ooty, Erode, Tirupur and Salem. There are also several options to fall back on, like the quintessential tuk tuks, cabs, mobile app cabs and share autos to travel through the city. There are plenty of rent a bike centres where you could hire a two wheeler to whiz round town.