RIP Sridevi A sad end to a beautiful actress of our times.
Sridevi was one of the most accomplished and versatile cine stars who reigned as the No 1 queen of the marquee in the 1980s and the early 90s, and then again in the last few years after a long hiatus. She mesmerised us with her effortless acting and magnificent screen presence.
Despite the huge superstar she was, there was an astonishing humility that came across whenever she spoke
It was amazing how she could transform from an abashedly glamorous avatar with her trademark bold dancing moves, to a simple saree-clad housewife, to a smart-alec comedienne, all with a natural ease which did not seem like acting at all. She won our hearts with her bewitching childlike smile that lit up her face and the silver screen, adored by a whole generation of men, women and children. Her connect with the audience was instant. Her versatility has been much written about. And yet despite the huge superstar she was, there was an astonishing humility that came across whenever she spoke or gave an interview (which were few and far between). To have this legendary life snuffed out at the untimely age of 54 years leaves an aching gap in the Indian cinema space. We had not yet had enough of Sridevi, we wanted more! But the world stops for none, and even the greatest must fall to dust when the moving finger writes and their time is up on this planet. RIP to a brilliant star who left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. SMITI JAIN NARAYAN
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MARCH 2018 VOL. 7. NO. 12
30 COVER STORY
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Domestic & international airlines
Car hire, useful organisations, tour operators, trekking & adventure, foreign exchange and related services
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Editor’s Note Events City Map
Landmarks, religious places and parks
Luxury & budget hotels, serviced apartments and resorts
40 GETAWAY FEATURE Getaway to Wayanad @ Freebird Holiday Retreat
South Indian, North Indian, fast food, multicuisine, Chinese and more
52 FOOD FEATURE Effervescent Italy @ Favola, Le Meridien
Pubs, Lounges, Restobars...
Malls, silks, clothes, designer stores, jewellery, leather & accessories, handloom, handicraft, interior & modular kitchen
Beauty parlours, health clubs, hospitals, Skin care products, 24-hour pharmacies
80 REAL ESTATE
Builders, developers, realtors, architects
From the nearby Nandi Hills and Mysore to the far-flung Mangalore and Hampi, and much more
FOOD FEAST @ WELCOMHOTEL COIMBATORE
WelcomHotel Coimbatore, 1266/14, West Club Road, Race Course; Tel: 222-6555
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL Mar 8, 7pm-11.30pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a sumptuous spread of buffet ranging from Indian cuisine to Continental dishes. Cost per head: Rs 1100++
BREAKFAST & DINNER BUFFET
All month, 7am-10.30am & 7pm-11:30pm
Elaborate buffet spread that includes Indian and Continental dishes. Group lunch buffet can be organised, provided a minimum guarantee of 15 pax. One day prior booking is recommended. Cost per head: Breakfast Rs 650++, Dinner Rs 1100++, Sunday Brunch Rs 1300++
Till Mar 12, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 6.30pm-11pm Ente Keralam, 16A, Abdul Raheem Road, Race Course; Tel: 650-5545
Come and enjoy the delicious food served here with all ingredients, right from seafood to spices brought from Kerala to prepare the succulent food that you love. Cost per head: Rs 500.
All month, Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm CI Gusta, 657, Tristar Enclave, Avinashi Road; Tel: 87540-32580
Wood fire pizza with wheat base, thin crust and gelatos of no added colour and no preservatives, plus lots more. Flat 10% off. Students get flat 12% off. Cost per head: Rs 800.
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EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH Apr 1, 12.30pm-3pm
Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter Sunday in Coimbatore like never before. Lavish spread of food for everyone to enjoy on lazy Sunday afternoon. Adult: Rs 1300++, Kids Rs 650++ (6 to 12 years), children below 6 free.
WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL
Mar 11, 12.30pm-3pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm Citrus Cafe, Lemon Tree Hotel, 173/3 & 174/4, Sri Rangalu Naidu Farms, Vilankurichi Road, Kalapatti; Tel: 220-5666
Choose from a wide range of popular Indian, south Indian and western preparations. Cost per couple: Lunch Rs 1300++, Dinner Rs 1500++
Fri-Sun, 12.30pm-3.30pm Planet Barbeque, Poppy’s Hotel, Adjacent to Ganga Hospital, Mettupalayam Road; Tel: 73971-88588
Non-veg Rs 799.
Come and experience mocktails, finger snacks, wish grills and desserts. Unlimited buffet. Cost per head: Veg Rs 699,
Bloom Agate Now in store at No - 295, Race Course Road, Coimbatore 641 018. Phone: 0422 4202442, Mob: +91 7338833141. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mon - Sun, 10 am to 7.30 pm
SOUTH INDIAN CUSIINE
Ongoing, 7pm-10.30pm Twilight By Night, Poppy’s Hotel, Adjacent to Ganga Hospital, Mettupalayam Road; Tel: 73971-88588
Authentic south Indian cuisine from our grandma’s kitchen. New menu. New experience. Cost per head: Rs 700.
RADISSON BLU SPECIAL
Radisson Blu, 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu; Tel: 95855-95366; 222-6000
WOMEN’S DAY LUNCH @ SEASONS
Mar 8, 12.30pm-3.30pm
Share in the joys of Women’s Day with a sumptuous special brunch and lots of extra servings. Exclusive 25% for all ladies dining. Cost per head: Rs 850++
WOMEN’S DAY EXOTIC MENU @ THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY
Mar 8, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm-11pm
Finest veg and non veg servings of the most scrumptious creations. Cost per head: Rs 1199++
FOOD FESTIVAL @ SEASONS
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION @ PROZONE MALL Prozone Mall, 201, Sathy Main Road, Sivanandhapuram, Saravanampatti; Tel: 88704-58704
WOMEN’S EXPO Mar 10-11, 11am-10pm
Expo for silk wear, traditional wear, terracotta jewellery, face painting, chat items and more. Entry free.
KOVAI KITCHEN QUEEN Mar 11, 10am-1pm
Come up with a winning heart recipe. Cost per team: Rs 500.
Mar 10, 11am-1.30pm
Drawing competition for age 14 years and above. Entry fee: Rs 200.
Mar 10, 2.30pm-5pm
Let’s dance of your own choice. Age: 14 years and above. Registration fee: Rs 500 per team.
MOM & KID FASHION WALK Mar 11, 5pm-7pm
Walk the ramp with your kids and create memories. Age limit for kids: above 3 years, up to 12 years. Registration fee: Rs 250 per team.
Mar 11, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Mar 18, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm-11pm
The festive spirit of Ugadi is here to warmly welcome the new beginning of yet another happening year. To bring in the true essence of the festive spirit, indulge in a food festival with lunch and dinner buffets offering traditional dishes. Cost per head: Lunch Rs 850++, Dinner Rs 1000++
HAPPY HOURS @ HUSH Mar 16-31, 11am-8pm
Classic summer cocktails served in pitchers with catchy prize. Happy hours with 2+1 offer on domestic spirits. 08 // March // 2018
Take part and get ready to make the best film. Seven short films will be selected and screened at Kovai Wonder Women.
For registration, visit: www.kovaiwonderwomen.com
WEALTH FROM WASTE Mar 11, 2pm-3pm
Regard before you discard. Two members per team (one for executing and the other for helping). Entry fee: Rs 250.
Mar 18, 11.30am-2.30pm Eat Alley, Ramanathapuram; Tel: 75502-70109
Theme exploring the colours of taste and mathematics and bharathanatyam. Family event for both kids and parents. Entry fee per kid: Rs 300. Additional member: Rs 150 per head.
THE INDIAN LUXURY EXPO
BAGGY’S KUNGFU BONDA
Mar 24-25, 11am-8pm Codissia, Avinashi Road; Tel: 99621-83443
This expo brings forth another lavish lifestyle weekend to Coimbatore adorned with world-class luxury brands and well curated experiences for the elite of Coimbatore.
Mar 10-11, 10am-8pm Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Avinashi Road; Tel: 73582-27686
Mar 17, 7pm onwards The South India Textile Research Association, Civil Aerodrome; Tel: 99404-96286
After the awesome super one shows across India and England, Baggy’s Kung Fu Bonda comes back for round three. Tickets: Rs 250 onwards.
WORKSHOP HANDMADE SOAPS
Mar 11, 10am-5pm Hobby Art And Craft Studio, 8A, Mariamman Kovil Street, Veerakeralam; Tel: 74115-27206
Learn the core techniques and decide and design your soap varieties without sticking to recipe book. Fee: Rs 4500.
Exclusive auto expo for automobile industry to showcase their product on a premium platform.
ADVENTURE BIKING INDIA
Mar 31, 10am-8.30pm Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Avinashi Road; Tel 497-8286
STROKES AND COLOURS Mar 8-12, 10am-6.30pm Kasthuri Srinivasan Art Gallery, Avinashi Road; Tel: 257-4110
The biggest biking event that brought together bike lovers from clubs across cities for a biker’s hangout with music, stunts, food, burnouts and lot of biking spirit. A highly focussed expo for two-wheelers, cycles and accessories. Entry fee: Rs 40.
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Organised by Kasthuri Srinivasan Art Gallery and Govt College of Fine Arts Kumbakonam.
SPORTS 5K WALKATHON
Mar 18, 5.30am-7.30am Bishop Appasamy College, Race Course; Tel: 82207-54972
Pink and Fitness One are joining hands for walkathon to empower women with fitness. Move forward. Get it. Registration fee: Rs 100. For information: http://coimbatore.5kwalkathon.in/
QUEEN OF THE KITCHEN
Mar 11, 10am-5pm Fun Mall, Avinashi Road; Tel: 80566-33881
Showcase your talents and get attractive rewards. Open to women from 18 years and above. Entry fee: Rs 500.
BIKE RACING TRAINING PROGRAME
Mar 17-18, 8am-5.30pm Kari Motor Speedway, Chettipalayam; Tel: 88707-87324,
Develop your riding and engineering skills with two wheelers. Limited bikes and riding gears available for rent. Entry fee: Rs 12,000.
ENTERTAINMENT SUNBURN RELOAD
Mar 10, 5pm-11pm Bungalow Club Resorts, Onapalayam, Vadavalli; Tel: 88709-93139
Biggest ever festival of India for the third time with new organiser. Party freaks and music lovers. It’s our time to get the best of our country. Entry fee: Early bird Rs 1000, VIP Rs 2500.
NIGHTLIFE COCKTAIL NIGHTS Every Thursday, 7pm-11pm
Hotel CAG Pride, 312, Bharathiar Road; Tel: 98422-51828
It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails. Drink triple, see double, act single.
APEX RACING ACADEMYSEASON 7 EDITION 5
MATTRESS EXCHANGE OFFERS
Come and join for level 1 training program and open practise session. Learn to become a safer and better rider. Take the first step to become a professional motorcycle racer.
Mattress exchange mela for Peps, Sleepwell, Kurl-on, Spring Fit. Avail special discounts.
Mar 24-25, 6pm onwards Kari Motor Speedway, Chettipalayam; Tel: 72591-30123
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Till Mar 25, 10am-8pm Fab Zone, 427, Vivekanandha Road, Ramnagar; Tel: 81900-53786
Mar 1-31, 10.30am-9pm Kushal’s Fashion Jewellery, Next to Bata, TV Swami Rd West, RS Puram; Tel: 436-6121
Annual March sale up to 40% off, on all fashion jewellery and silver jewellery.
COIMBATORE AIRPORT Coimbatore Airport is situated in Peelamedu near Avinashi Road, 11 km from Coimbatore railway station and is well connected with the road network. The airport is conveniently located, with hotels, restaurants, super speciality hospitals and travel agencies in the vicinity. The Coimbatore airport also has decent car parking facility, a bank, a restaurant, a snack bar and telephone facility. Coimbatore airport also has a trolley, wheel chair, medical and rest room facility. It has a cargo handling facility which takes care of garments, textiles, gold jewellery and general cargo. The nature of cargo handling is mostly export oriented and imports are quite limited.
AIRLINE OFFICES JET AIRWAYS Tel: 257-5387, 257-5275 www.jetairways.com INDIGO Tel: 257-4438, 0124-661-3838 Call Centre : Tel: 92127-83838 www.goindigo.in SPICEJET Tel: 257-5425 www.spicejet.com
AIR ASIA Tel: 044-3300-8000 www.airasia.com SILK AIR 229A, ITI Centre, Off TV Swamy Road East, RS Puram Tel: 437-0271, 437-0281 www.silkair.com SINGAPORE AIRLINES Tel: 437-0271 www.singaporeair.com MALAYSIA AIRLINES www.malaysiaairlines.com
GO AIR Tel: 92232-22111, 1800-222-111 www.goair.in
AIR FRANCE Tel: 1800-180-0033 www.airfrance.com
AIR INDIA 1605, Trichy Road Tel: 230-3933, 239-9833 www.airindia.in
SRI LANKAN AIRLINES 1062, SIDCO house, 1st Floor, Barathiyar Road, PN Palayam Tel: 224-3699 www.srilankan.com
JET LITE Tel: 257-5387 www.jetliteairlines.com JET KONNECT Tel: 257-5387 www.jetkonnect.co.in AIRPORT STATISTICS Destinations: 16 Countries Served: 3 Continents Served: 1 Avg Route Distance: 983 Km (615 miles) Airport IATA Code : CJB Airport Name: Peelamedu
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AIR ARABIA 702, Esteem Complex, Avinashi Road, P N Palayam Tel: 435-1950, 222-2172 www.airarabia.com
Type: Airports Runway Length: 10000 ft Runway Elevation: 1319 ft City: Coimbatore Country: India World Area Code: 733 GMT Offset: -5.5 Coimbatore
GETTING AROUND TOWN
Tour operators, forex, visa assistance, helplines...
ravelling in Coimbatore is painless. With the weather not being as harsh as its distant cousin Chennai, road rage is a rarity here. With autos, taxies and buses available aplenty, your commuting options are well taken care of. With the international airport to take shape by 2014, things can only get better with Kovai (thatâ€™s another name for Coimbatore). With well-laid roads and an enviable transport system, your stay in Kovai will be pleasant throughout. With a good mix of forex services, visa assistance, packers and movers, lawyers and chartered accountants, your business visit should be all the more convenient. Have a happy stay.
MAKEMYTRIP.COM 551-A, Lokamanya Street (West), DB Road, RS Puram; Tel: 436-5767, 99444-21881. 10am-7pm. OPAL CABS 267, Dr Radha Krishna Road, Tatabad West; Tel: 498-1020, open 24 hours. PAVAN TOUR & TRAVELS 77, Ramani’s Mayuri, Saravanampatti; Tel: 97894-88009, 9am-9pm. VISION HOLIDAYS 354 C, Sudheera Complex, 100 Feet Road, Tel: 93456-7773, 98422-77737,10am-6pm. VELU TOURIST 74, Mariamman Koil Street, Peelamedu, Pudur Tel: 94432-22299, 24 hrs. KUMAR TOURIST 8, Ansari Street, Ramnagar Tel: 223-0574/ 4545, 7.30am–8.30pm. KRK TRAVELS 185, Kottor Street, PN Palayam Tel: 97888-17627.Open 24 hours. KANNAN TOURS & TRAVELS PVT LTD 1273, Trichy Road Tel: 230-2280/1281, 439-3291/3281, 6.30am–9.30pm. TRAVEL TIMES (INDIA) PVT LTD 143, 1st Floor, Ashoka Plaza, Dr Nanjappa Road Tel: 97909-33257, 10am-9pm. GIFT INCORP 92, TM House, Thiruvenkataswamy Road, RS Puram; Tel: 497-8001, 80987-97219, 24 hrs. SHINY TRAVELS INDIA 217, Thadagam Road, Opp GCT College; Tel: 98430-55855, 9.30am-9.30pm. SAI PUSHPA TRAVELS 147, Tank Road, Sivanandha Colony; Tel: 98433-88868, open 24 hours.
COIMBATORE CITY TAXI No 11 G K illam, Siva Subramanian Nagar, Nehru Nagar West, Tel: 98652-77668 24 hrs RED TAXI Opp New Police Station, Magatur Towers, Saibaba Kovil Tel: 456-7890 24 hrs FIRST TRACK 115, Avinashi Road Peelamedu Tel : 99447-33555 24 hrs HELLO AUTO 1068, 1st Floor, Shanmugam Complex, Mettupalayam Road; Tel: 98940-22275
USED CARS BABU ALANKAR CARS 166, Avarampalayam Road, New Sidhapudur Tel: 335-7220, 93632-01177, 10am-8pm. SREE VAISHNAVI CARRS 49, 1st Street, Sivanandha Colony, Tel: 249-7400, 98436-76100, 9.30am–7pm. MANNADIAR CARS 179, B Krishnaswamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 4436-8989, 99444-30000, 10am-7pm. J K CARS 209, KSG Complex, Sasthri Road, Ram Nagar Tel: 98940-97866, 9.30am–9pm. PRASANA CARS & ELECTRONICS 5, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 439-8182, 98422-24811, 9am-7.30pm
T20 CALL TAXI 3, Moogambigai Nagar, Ganapathy; Tel: 78450-02020. ON N GO 7/117, West Ramalingam Road, RS Puram; Tel: 82300-04000. BEST CALL TAXI 520, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-5222, 99521-55555, 24 hrs JASMINE CALL TAXI 12B1, KK Nagar, EB Colony (via), Ganapathy Tel: 98650-82064, 24 hours. SMART CABS 7, Venkatasamy Road New Sidhapudur Tel: 456-7567, 87540-48964, 24 hours. FAST TRACK •Site No 3, Avarampalayam Road, Sidhapudur, • Pudhiyavar Nagar Near Ramakrishna Kalyan Mandapam Tel : 220-0000, 288-8999, 24 hrs
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TOURS & TRAVELS
HELPLINES Police control room Tel: 100, 230-0970 Fire control room Tel: 101 city Police oFFice Tel: 230-0812 ACCIDENT VEHICLE TOWING & RECOVERY cUPt cranes Tel: 98431-10433, 98433-20433. HEARSE VAN annai ambUlance services Tel: 657-9980, 98432-12226. balaje ambUlance services Tel: 98438-11111. CREMATORIUM athUPalam Tel: 225-2484, 98946-55009 saravanamPatti Tel: 266-7070, 96269-59327 100 Feet road Tel: 83443-69222
CAR ACCESSORIES RM CAR DECORS 17, ATT Colony Tel : 98435-26888 SUN COMBINE Hotel S.K.P. (Near R.T.O) Balasundram Road, Tel: 221-2240
PRESSANA HONDA •965, Avinashi Road Tel: 98430-27903 •Somanur Tel: 82200-41109
TOUR OPERATORS JAI SUN TOURISM PVT LTD 1A, Sambandam Road East, RS Puram Tel: 422-1001, 9am–7pm. EMPEROR TRAVELINE 32- A, Bashyakaralu Road, RS Puram Tel: 450-0600, 9.30am-7pm. BHUTRIP 15D, Kumarasamy Nagar, Civil Aerodrome Post, Sitra; Tel: 422-1224, 98947-11820, 10am-7pm.. YASH AIRLINKS PVT LTD Aishwaria Complex, 196-3, TV Samy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 435-1313, 255-0510, 254-8339, 9am–6.30pm. RIYA TRAVEL 1034 Sai Balaji Square Bharathiar Road Lakshmi Mills Junction Tel: 613 4023, 9am–7pm SUPER TRAVELS 87, East Lokamanya Street, RS Puram Tel: 255-2208, 98944-68913, 10am–7.30pm.
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NEEMA TOURS & TRAVELS 14, TV Swamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-2865, 255-5642, 10am–8pm. FRONTLINE TRAVELS 51/28-Q, 1st Floor, MR Complex, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 98422-33329 , AVK TRAVELS 2/217 SV Nagar Vadavalli Tel: 98435-05859, 24 Hours.
SM NAGAPPAN & CO 42 & 43, Sathyamoorthy Road, Ramnagar Tel: 223-8448, 9am-5.30pm. HARIBHASKER ASSOCIATES 22-23, Sri Ganapathy Gardens, 2nd Street, Ganapathi Tel: 253-7371, 9.30am-6.30pm. CA DEVARAJ E 2 A, Kondasamy Naidu Layout, Masakkalipalayam Road, Peelamedu Tel: 94431-01718, 9am-6pm. L VENKATASUBBU & CO 163, Oppanakara Street Tel: 239-6697/6135, 10am-6pm. ACCSOL MANAGEMENT SERVICES 157/4, 2nd Floor, NSR Road, Sai Baba Colony Tel: 244-7580, 9.30am–5.30pm. DS FINANCIAL SERVICES 112, Jubilee Complex Chinnasamy Naidu Street, Sidhapudur Tel: 98946-21142, 10am-7pm. SIVSM & CO 115, 2nd Floor, TV Swamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 98942-17799, 9.30am-6.30pm VIJAY SIVA AND CO Akshara Corporate Solution, 32, Kadai Kudil 2nd street, 2nd Avenue, Sivananda Colony, Tatabad Tel: 421-3905, 93452-04948, 94431-73471, 9.30am-7pm. CSK PRABHU & CO F4, 4th Floor, Srivari Kikani Centre, 2, Krishnaswamy Mudaliar Road Tel: 255-2437, 9am-6pm.
the new indian exPress Tel: 231-7851 the hindU Tel: 221-2572 times oF india Tel: 420-1222 bUsiness line Tel: 221-7538 daily thanthi Tel: 221-5545 dinakaran Tel: 446-7676 dinamani Tel: 231-7853
VISA ASSISTANCE EMPEROR TRAVELINE 32-A/1, Bashyakaralu Road East, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 450-0600/ 98431-99699, 98430-66009, 9.30am-7pm. JAI SUN TOURISM PVT LTD 1A, Sambandam Road East, RS Puram Tel: 422-1001. 9am-7pm. TRAVEL OPTIONS 210/F, RV Complex, 1st Floor, Bharathiyar Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 438-9856, 98940-33363, 10am-6pm. VISA SERVICES IN COIMBATORE Avinashi Road, Hope College; Tel: 99422-72714, 9.30am-7pm.
LAWYERS /ADVOCATES K. MYILVAGANAN 88, Sanjay Darshan Complex, Pappanaickenpalayam Tel: 99449-22727. 9am-8pm. EDWARD & BHARATHI ASSOCIATES 4, RVR Complex, Head Quaters Road Tel: 94431-87468, 94430-59047, 6.30pm to 9pm. KK NATESAN 7, Basement, Jawans Bhavan Tel: 94437-10112, 9.30am–7.30pm. NITHIYANANDAN M 102, Lawyers Chamber, District Court Campus, Gopalapuram Tel: 93455-14664, 9.30am-8pm. A MOHAN 19, Jawans Bhavan, TB Road Tel: 221-1299, 9am–5pm. JD SOCRATES 40, 3rd Street, Gopalapuram Tel: 230-0171, 10am-6pm. A1 TRADE MARK SERVICES 17/18, Sri Krishna Corporation Building 3rd Floor, Marakkadai, Mill Road Tel: 93632-61488, 9.30am-5.30pm. ADVOCATE MANOHARAN 30, Old No 57, Anna Nagar, PPS Colony, Peelamedu Tel: 96299-96669, 9am-9pm.
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Area Population Altitude Climate summer Summer
: 254 sq kms : 42,71,856 : 411 metres, above sea level : Mild winter and moderate
: Max 34.7ºC; Min 21.1ºC Winter : Max 32.2ºC; Min 19.2ºC Annual rainfall : 61.22 cms Season : Round the year Rainy season : June to August Clothing : Tropical Literacy : 73% Language : Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English PRABHU LAW ASSOCIATES 679, LMV Bus Stop, Ooty Main Road, Perianaickenpalayam Tel: 93631-26890. 9am-9pm. ADVOCATE BALAJEE SRIDHAR MS 3, SR Iyyer Layout, Ramanathapuram Tel: 439-6123/6144, 9.30am-8pm.
BELIEVE US 19/5, Ramalingam Colony, Vadakovai Saibaba Colony Tel: 244-7885., 9.30am-6.30pm. SHREE SASTHA QUALITY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY 877/3, Jeeva St Lakshana Garden, RG Pudur, Chinniampalayam PO Tel: 90955-32510.
Ground Floor, AGT Business Park, 25, Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Tel: 230-1415. Corporation Commercial Complex, First Floor, Avinashi Road Tel: 220-0250, 9.30am-12.30pm.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SAYI RUPA FOREX PRIVATE LIMITED 322, First Floor, DB Road, RS Puram; Tel: 98422-47245, 98422-67000. 7.30am-7pm. CENTRUM DIRECT LIMITED 8A/1015, Avinashi Road, Near Harley Showroom. Tel: 221-3033, 9.30am-7pm. SRI VARI MONEY EXCHANGE PVT LTD 579, 585, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 439-7003, 9am-6pm. GIFT INCORP 92, TM House, Thiruvenkataswamy Road, RS Puram; Tel: 497-8001, 80987-97219, 24 hrs.. THOMAS COOK 101, Block No 21, 1st Floor, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 645-0753, 9.30am-6.30pm. WESTERN EXPRESS MONEY FOREX PVT LTD 746, 1st Floor, Avinashi Road Tel: 439-1172, 9am-6.30pm.
AJ COUNTRYWIDE FOREX PRIVATE LIMITED 120/8, Harmony Building, DB Road, Rathinasabapathy Puram Tel: 247-1990, 10am-6.30pm. SOUTHERNLAND FOREX & SERVICES PVT LTD Lawly Road Junction, Thadagam Road, RS Puram Tel: 436-6282, 9.30am-7.30pm. ALANKAR FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICES Sri Pournami Complex, NSR Road; Tel: 245-8148, 10.30am-5.30pm. WEIZMANN FOREX Esteem Complex, 1st Floor, Avinashi Road; Tel: 224-7972, 10am-6.30pm.
PACKERS & MOVERS ASSOCIATED MOVERS & PACKERS 12/X1, Ulaippalar Street, Vellakinar Pirivu Near Railway Gate Tel: 264-8527.10am – 6pm SAHARA DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PACKERS & MOVERS 12/293,Mtp Road Tel: 93442-38677. 9.30am-6pm. TRANZPAC RELOCATIONS 23, Chinna Subbanna Gounder Layout, Saibaba Colony; Tel: 90478-94545 AGARWAL PACKERS & MOVERS 131, Siva Subramanyam Road, RS Puram Tel: 93600-88604, 9am–5.30pm. A1 PACKERS & MOVERS 21, Bharathy Nagar, Sathy Road, Ganapathy. Tel: 99400-97022, 9.30am-6.30pm, closed on Sundays. AMBIKA PACKERS & MOVERS 85, Thadagam Road, RS Puram Tel: 93629-34538, 10am–5pm. UNIVERSAL PACKERS & TRANSPORTS 4/151-6, Adhi Lakshmi Gardens, Palani Gounder Pudur, Vadamadurai, Kavundampalyam Tel: 98651-80400. 9.30am-6pm. BEST HOME PACKERS & MOVERS 3, Govt School Shop, Nagaratchi Office, Kavundampalayam Tel: 645-8685. 5am-10pm
NAMMA AUTO PRIDE OF CHENNAI COMES TO TOWN Avail this all-new call-centre based service at Rs 25 for the first 1.8 km and Rs 12 for every km thereafter. With GPS tracking facility, and a driver trained to be polite! Big Bazaar St, Town Hall Tel: 90474-99000.
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A CULTURAL MELTING POT
Dams, waterfalls, landmarks, places of religious interest...
ith Coimbatore, the sobriquets keep getting added up. From Textile hub to Engineering Capital to Retail City, this small town is on the way to becoming a sprawling metropolis. Thatâ€™s not all. The city is emerging as a travel haven and a great transit point. Check out the waterfalls, dams, temples and wildlife sanctuaries on the city outskirts, and you will come away pleased. Not to mention, the Agricultural University and Crocodile Farm. You will never regret it. Happy exploring.
ANNAMALAI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
ARULMIGU EACHANARI VINAYAGAR Located 10 kms from Coimbatore on Pollachi Road, it is one of the oldest temples in Coimbatore and dates back to 1500 AD. The Moolavar was meant for Perur Patteshwarar temple and since it got stuck on its way from Madurai, Eachanari became the blessed place. The deity’s height is 6 feet and the width is 3 feet. It is one of the biggest in South India. ARULMIGU POONDI VELLIYANGIRIANDAVAR THIRUKOIL – POONDI Velliyangiri is a beautiful temple situated in one amongst the five hills of historical importance, just 20 kms from Kovai. The five hills symbolically represent the five different faces of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple where Panchalinga can be seen. AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY One of the best institutions of its kind in south Asia, the Agricultural University was originally established as an agriculture farm in Saidapet, Chennai. The location was moved to Coimbatore in 1907 and the name was changed to Agricultural College, which later became Agricultural University. It is 5 km from the railway station. Tel: 661-1268. Timing: 9am-5pm. Coimbatore
This is located in Amaravathi Dam which is 25 kms from Udumalpet. This place is at present being developed as a District Excursion centre.
This temple is 40 km from Coimbatore and is known as a pilgrim city and ‘the Banaras of the South’. The Cholas built the Avanashilingeswarar temple during the 12th century. It is the biggest temple of the district and the minute and wellshaped carvings and sculptures are a joy to watch. 2018 // marCh // 25
Just 90 kms from Coimbatore, this sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the Western Ghats, near Pollachi. Spread over 958 sq. kms, it has various kinds of exotic species like elephants, gaurs, tigers, panthers, sloth bear, pangolins, black headed orioles, green pigeons and civet cats. The Amaravathy reservoir in the Annamalai range has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places of scenic beauty such as Karain Shola, Anaikunthi shola, Grass hills, waterfalls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and reservoirs. Arrangements are available at Topslip to take tourists around the sanctuary on elephant back or by van.
AYYAPPAN TEMPLE The holy Ayyappan temple is revered by both the locals and tourists alike. The magnificent temple was constructed in 1976 by the Sri Dharma Sastha Baktha Jana Sabha. It bears striking resemblance to the Ayyappan temple in Sabarimala. CSI ALL SOULS’ CHURCH
of charging the idol). Measuring 13 feet, 9 inches, Dhyanalingam is assumed to be the largest mercury-based live linga in the world. In its presence, it requires only minutes to make even those unaware of meditation to experience a state of deep meditative trance and feel the divine energy that overflows from this glorious form. The free-spanning dome that enshrines the Dhyanalingam measures 77 inches diameter and is the largest of its kind in the world. It is said that this divine instrument radiates seven different qualities on seven different days of the week by which one can derive various benefits.
The CSI All Souls church is 138 years old and one of the oldest buildings in Coimbatore. This structure reflects the gothic revival style of architecture with its pointed arches and is characteristic of an Anglican Parish. The building was consecrated for worship on March 27, 1872 by Bishop Gell. Reverend Henry Pope was the first resident Chaplin. The walls are of Ashlar masonry and the steeple houses the belfry. A Porch was added at the western end in 1902 in memory of King Edward VII. The windows are of exquisite stained glass and the church is a unique example of a British church built with materials of the region. DHYANALINGA The Dhyanalinga Multi-Religious Temple is situated at Vellingiri foothills about 30kms from Coimbatore. Dhyanalinga was consecrated by mystic and yogi Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev after three years of ‘prana prathista’ (process
Coimbatore’s art of garland-making and its garland makers hold a special place in south India. The art has grown to such prominence that it has fuelled a dedicated flower market. The fragrance of lilies, jasmines, roses, lotuses and native flowers like shenbagam are a treat to the factory senses. One can spend hours watching the nimble movement of the flower artists as they tread wreaths, hair adornments and garlands. FOREST COLLEGE MUSEUM Spread over 66 hectares, the Southern forest ranger’s college is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country. Situated 3.5 kms from the Coimbatore Railway Station, it is worth a visit to see Museum of Natural History which is housed within the College campus.
KALA GRAM 4/1, Attukal Road, Raj Bhavan,Thondamuthur Coimbatore Tel: 98420-14569
Raviraj began work on this new centre of fine arts in 2012. Situated at the foothills of the mountains, students get to learn the arts in the lap of nature. Over here, you can buy art pieces, learn the fine arts and hold cultural performances. With a nominal entry fee, it’s affordable to all. The promoters intend to create professional artistes. The idea is to recreate a Gurukul-style of learning atmosphere with residential facilities. This will lead to a better interaction between the students and teachers. There will be no exam, but the students will be continuously assessed. They will also get a chance to interact with the students of Lalit kalakshetra alongside. The promoters intend to fund the course fees and provide free accommodation for deserving students. And that will be after a three-month assessment by the teachers. 26 // marCh // 2018
INFANT JESUS CHURCH Kovaipudur or rather Kuniamuthur and areas South and West of Palghat Road was earlier attached to the Cathedral parish. Bishop Visuwaram was searching for a suitable site on the National Highway of this area, but he died before it was realised. It was attached to Madukkarai Parish and since March 1976, a Sunday mass is being conducted for the Special Protection Force. With civilian housing colonies mushrooming all over, a site was bought by the Diocese, with the picturesque back-drop of Vellingiri hills to the west. Kovai Pudur Tel: 260-7157.
GD NAIDU MUSEUM
Avinashi Road, Gopala Puram Tel: 222-2548 The museum showcases engineering products and other interesting curious items. Many of them were invented by GD Naidu himself. His collection of razors, electric shavers, gas lighters and photo flashes are lined up at the museum. A variety of pens, postcards, cameras and binoculars fill another side. Working models, drawings and charts give us details and also let us practically examine them.
KOVAI KUTRALAM FALLS
Located in Siruvani, about 37 km from Coimbatore, these scenic waterfalls are in the heart of a dense jungle. Which is why visitors are not permitted after 5pm. A good place to watch birds and wildlife within the area. As very few buses are available, it is best to plan in advance if you want to enjoy the panoramic view out here.
KASTHURI SREENIVASAN TRUST ART GALLERY AND TEXTILE MUSEUM Avinashi Road, Tel: 257-4110 The museum show cases types of handlooms from various parts of India as well as sketches of various types of handlooms used by American Indians, history of costumes in India from the time of Mohenjo-Daro down to the 19th century is depicted in the form of pictures, antique sarees, other textiles and artifacts, whorl wheels of Egypt and the spinning wheels of Mohenjo-Daro the growth and development of spinning and weaving is exhibited through charts, models and actual machines in a few cases and the development of the early stages of the Industrial Revolution are exhibited in their logical sequence. SENGUPATHI WATERFALLS This waterfall is located 35 kms from Coimbatore on the way to Siruvani. The location is pleasant and beautiful and tourists flock to this place like bees to honey. RAMAR TEMPLE Situated in Ramnagar, the Ramar temple is one of the holy places that attract devotees all year round. Dedicated to Lord Ram, the rituals and ceremonies are conducted regularly and with much fanfare. PERUR PATTEESWARA SWAMY Perur Patteeswara Swamy temple is the most popular temple in the city. Built by the King Karikala Cholan, this temple is situated 7 kms west of Coimbatore near river Noyyal, called ‘Kanchi Manadi’ by the locals. The presiding deity is Shiva and the ‘Swayambu Lingam’ is the idol worshipped here. This sanctum is the joint effort of the Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara rulers during their reign. The greatest attraction is the ‘Kanaka Saba’ or the golden hall which is adorned by a gold-plated statue of Nataraja bestowing blessings upon the two sages - Gowmuni and Pattimuni. The gopurams and pillars of the hall are exquisitely carved out sculptures highlighting Dravidian architecture. The significance is unfolded in the poetic creations of Arunagiri Nather and Kachiappa Munivar. Pilgrims from all over visit this spot to pay homage to their ancestors. It is believed that the mortal remains of the dead turn into white stones after 144 days.
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The museum and the neighbouring Botanical Garden have nearly 300 species of rare and endangered plants. Apart from plants, the museum also has an interesting collection of different minerals, rocks, pests, snakes, insects and fungal diseases that afflict plants and trees.
FESTIVALS The Mariamman festivals, at the city’s numerous Amman temples, is a major event in Kovai in the summer. This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated along with Koniamman temple car festival. Car festivals at the Karamadai temple and the famous Avinashi temple attract a large attendance. Traditional Hindu festivals like Pongal, Deepavali are major events. Ayudha pooja is an important festival. All commercial establishments are cleaned and painted (machines and vehicles are washed), concluding with a pooja.
MUDUMALAI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Situated 67 kms away from Coimbatore, the sanctuary’s dense vegetation and favourable climate attract a variety of wild animals like tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, snakes and birds. Elephant rides are a major draw. Dormitory and hotel accommodation are available within the sanctuary. THIRUMURTHY DAM It is situated at the foot of Thirumurthy Hills, adjoining the Thirumurthy Dam. This is about 20 kms from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Amalingeswarar temple. Close to it is a refreshing waterfall. There is also a Crocodile Farm in Amaravathy Dam nearby. This place is being developed as District Excursion Centre. THIRUMOORTHY TEMPLE This is also a sacred place where there is a holy shrine. This lies 20 km away from Udumalpet on the Palani-Coimbatore highway. The temple is set on the foot of the Thirumoorthy Hills near the dam of the same name. A stream flows by the side of the temple and there are some waterfalls nearby. This is now being developed by the Tourism Department to make it a good District Excursion Centre.
A picturesque locale in the Annamalai Hills. It is about 37 kms from Pollachi (about 90 kms from Coimbatore).There are bungalows available within the sanctuary. For thrill seekers, accommodation is also available in a tree house. ISHA YOGA CENTRE Velliangiri Foothills, Isha Vihar Post, Tel: 251-5345, 6am–8pm Arulmigu Vanabadrakaliamman Temple, Devikottam, Thekkampatti, Nellithurai (Post), Mettupalayam Tel: 04254-222286/225510, www.vanabadrakaliamman.tnhrce.in ZOOLOGICAL PARK Thuvaipathi Village, Tadagam Road, Anaikatti Tel: 257-2222 www.nilgiribiopark.com.
THE SIRUVANI WATERFALLS AND DAM This waterfall and dam are about 37 kms from Coimbatore. The water of Siruvani is known for its sweet taste. The panoramic views of the dam and the falls are enchanting.
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Multicuisine utopia FEAST ON WORLD DELICACIES ALL DAY AT DOT.YUM
AT ALOFT COIMBATORE-SINGANALLUR BY SMITI JAIN NARAYAN From elaborate breakfast buffet to scrumptious lunch layout to delicious dinner spread â€“ dot.yum at Aloft Coimbatore-Singanallur has it all and more. Itâ€™s the definitive place to feast all day long on the choicest offerings from cuisines from all across India and the world. In fact, dot. yum is quite literally the world on your plate! From Continental and Chinese to Thai, Italian, Mongolian, fusion and of course the best of South Indian and North Indian cuisines, dot.yum has more varieties than you can do justice to. The vibrant 24-hour coffee shop dot.yum has buffet spreads matching international standards. Breakfast buffet includes three varieties of juices, three milkshakes, three yoghurts, four cut fruits, two whole fruits, live omlette station, french toast, pancakes, chicken sausages, bacon, local South Indian live counter for paneeyaram, pesarettu and neer dosa, apart from a regular dosa live counter. In Western, you have three varieties each of breads, croissants, muffins and doughnuts, two types of Danish pastries and dry cakes
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each, a tea counter, cereals and milk counter. The hot buffet trays have three varieties of non-veg and 12 varieties of veg options with perennial favourites like idly, vada, uthappa, upma, bonda, stuffed parathas, with assorted chutneys and accompaniments. The power lunch buffet at dot.yum is sumptuous fare, including veg and non-veg soups and starters, three veg salads, two non-veg in main course and 10 varieties in veg mains and side dishes, an assortment of Indian breads like rotis and naan, two desserts and six ice-creams with six different toppings. A live pasta counter is
F&B Manager - Aravindan Ravi with various toppings. Apart from all the mouth-watering buffet food, you have a chef special table-top promotion which will vary with sizzlers, steamed fish, exotic vegetables, lamb chop cassatta and other specialities directly from the chef. Over and above, there is the 24-hour menu with a la carte options. Come to dot.yum for the most lavish buffets with scrumptious fare from across the world. Indulge in dot.yum buffets for Breakfast 7am-10.30am; Lunch 12.30pm-3pm; Dinner 7.30pm-11pm; Sunday Brunch 12noon-3pm
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Aloft Coimbatore-Singanallur 483, Kamaraj Road, Upplipalayam; Tel: 665-6000
a treat for pasta lovers. Sunday special brunch has liquor and nonliquor packages with a hearty spread with many live counters for Italian, Mongolian, South Indian and the ever-popular chaat counter. Buffet spread includes Korean, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Arabic, Italian, German, apart from the North and South Indian specialities. dot.yum dinner buffet is the perfect winding up of a busy day with all the good food of the world laid out before you. Choose from veg and non-veg soups, three veg and three non-veg starters, five veg and two non-veg salads, 12 veg and four non-veg dishes, assorted breads and rotis. Live thin crust pizza counter and a local, South Indian counter churn out your choices. The desserts are a dream with eight Western, and eight Indian sweets, Chef Sivanandam six ice-creams
Coimbatore City Map
ALL THE CREATURE COMFORTS Hotels, serviced apartments, resorts...
ith Coimbatore on the textile and industrial map, you have non-residents flooding in to cut deals, attend conferences or just take a slice of India. For business visitors on short trips, budget hotels are a smarter option. These places offer no-frills, be it room service or conference facilities. But still, more than offer what you really need: neat and clean accommodation. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms and a pay telephone in the common areas. The four-star and five-star hotels offer the best that you have come to expect from them. All of this will make Coimbatore a true home away from home.
762, Avinashi Road Tel: 236-4343 Rs 7400-50,000. 254 trendy rooms of world class facilities and amenities in its guestrooms and meeting rooms. 3 signature restaurants, 3 splendid bars, 3 meal restaurant, café and a wellequipped business centre.
FIVE STAR HOTELS VIVANTA BY TAJ – SURYA 105, Race Course Road Tel: 668- 1000, Rs 8,000-50,000. A high-tech business hotel with 178 rooms cutting across categories. Plus, a spa, banquet hall, a fitness centre and five meeting halls. Features an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a high energy bar. WELCOMHOTEL COIMBATORE 1266/44, West Club Road, Race Course Tel: 222-6555. Rs 5299+ tax – 50000+ tax. WelcomHotel Coimbatore features 103 wellappointed rooms with a refreshing contemporary style that incorporates elements of the heritage of the city.
RADISSON BLU COIMBATORE 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 222-6000, 95855-95315 Rs 6000Rs 10,000 International upscale hotel with 135 luxury rooms, with motto ‘to provide exemplary service’. In-house restaurant The Kabab Factory, plus a lounge bar, cake shop and tea lounge. Centrally located, close to Codissia, Tidel Park. .
FOUR STAR HOTELS
THE RESIDENCY TOWERS 1076, Avinashi Road Tel: 224-1414, Rs 5500- 10,900 ++. 4 star premium luxury hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with thematic interiors. Located on a major arterial road which is just 20 minutes drive from the airport. GOKULAM PARK 116/2, Avinashi Road, Mylampatti, Chinnayampalayam Post Tel: 262-6030, Rs 5500-15,000. 110 rooms and suites are elegantly designed with bamboo flooring & modern amenities, including wire-less internet access, laptop safe and double glazed windows.
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FIVE STAR DELUXE HOTELS
ALOFT COIMBATORE 483, Kamaraj Road, Upplipalayam, Singanallur Tel: 665-6000,Rs 600015,000. Experience life in one of the 167 bright and breezy Aloft rooms. Whether you’re retiring for the night or heading out in the day, you’ll find plenty of perks that plug you in and help you make the place your own. ZONE BY THE PARK 33/3, Avinashi Rd, Near Lakshmi Mills Signal Tel: 400-5000 zonebythepark.com. Rs 4000-12,000+ tax.. An upscale, full-service boutique hotel, with its public areas designed like a market of zones. Whether you want to work, play, entertain, meet new people, have a drink, eat or just laze, the space provides a designconscious, price-conscious experience for the customer. HOTEL CAG PRIDE 312, Bharathiyar Road Tel: 431-7777, Rs 3800 ++.Enjoy your stay in luxury and comfort, Golden Crop-Multicuisine restaurant, cocktail lounge- Knotty Spirits, and a choice of conference and banquet halls. Get pampered and experience true passion for hospitality with experience. FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT 469/2B , Airport Road Tel: 664 -4300. Rs. 4800 ++ POPPYS HOTEL COIMBATORE 257, Mettupalayam Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 497-8181. Rs 4500+-18000+ tax 6THREE suites and 1 family suite. STAR HOTELS THE ORBIS HOTEL
1562, Avinashi Road, Hope College, Peelamedu Tel: 439-9988, 439-7676, 96777-15900, Rs 3300-3600. A boutique hotel, with the philosophy of ‘passion for hospitality’ with quality service at affordable rates. Prime location, with close proximity to Tidel Park, Airport, Codissia Trade Centre and many business establishments, financial hubs, colleges and hospitals. Well-suited for business travellers. HOTEL MAHI’S GATEWAY 5, Avinashi Road, Goldwin’s, Civil Aerodrome (PO) Tel: 262-7444, 262-7666, 88709-06666, Rs 2500-4000. Business class airport hotel with 39 keys, with the dictum ‘experience the bliss’ as its driving philosophy. Centrally located, close to Tidel Park and over 50 leading companies, Codissia Trade Centre, KMCH Hospital and Passport Seva Kendra. Comfortable with all modern amenities. 36 // March // 2018
METRO PARK INN
1000, Raja Street, Town Hall Tel: 420-3555, Rs 1800 – 3000. Modern conveniences with traditional hospitality, close to business centres, shopping malls. Well-furnished a/c rooms with TV, direct dialling, safety locker, Wi-Fi, doctor on call. 24 hour coffee shop, rooftop restaurant, well-stocked bar, conference hall, travel desk, spa, fitness centre. Special rooms for the physically challenged. HOTEL THEJAS PAARADISE 473, Kamaraj Road, Ramanuja Nagar Tel: 257-3993/94. Rs 1200-2500.Luxury and comfort rooms with complimentary breakfast, free wifi, restaurant, car parking. Close to tidel park, ESI medical hospital & college, codissa trade centre, airport. Well suitable for business travellers. HOTEL GRAND TREE 65, Lajapathirai Street, Ramnagar; Tel: 4217121, 83005-20103, 94886-85881, Rs 2190– Rs 3140. Boutique hotel featuring 100% nonsmoking spacious rooms (256 sq ft) with multi-cuisine restaurant, mini conference hall (10-25 pax), car parking. Convenient location, walking distance to Gandhipuram Bus Terminal and shopping hub Cross Cut Road. Close to railway station, airport, KMCH/ Codissia, Ganga Hospital. HOTEL PRINCE GARDENS 28, Kalingarayan Street, Ram Nagar Tel: 400-0900, 73737-97941. Rs 2000 – 3500 HOTEL KISCOL GRANDS 245A, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Tatabad, Gandipuram Tel : 455-5999. Rs.3500 - 5500. The hotel boasts of 54 elegant rooms,including 47 deluxe rooms, THE ACACIA HOTEL 2/177C, Avinashi Road, Chinniyampalayam, Tel: 262-6599, 96595-88999.Rs 2000 – 3500 SBS GRAND 58 DJ Nagar, Masakalipalayam Road, Hope College Tel: 433-4447, 98422-76111. Rs 2636 – 4578 HOTEL HERITAGE INN 73, Sivasamy Road, Ramnagar Tel: 223-1451/9200, Rs 3000-3900. JENNEYS RESIDENCY 2/2, Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post Tel: 433-5777, Rs 2900-7400 + tax HOTEL GRAND REGENT 708, Avinashi Road Tel: 429-4455, 429-4444, Rs 3500-6500.
FOREST TRANSIT HOTEL 7, New Sidhapudur Avarampalayam Road Tel: 421-0858, 94896-63844. Rs 500-2500 AIBA REGENCY 28A, Geetha Hall Road Tel: 230-3737 Rs 750–2500. HOTEL SRIRAM INTERNATIONAL 18 & 19, State Bank Road Tel: 429-5566 Rs 1500-2499 ++ HOTEL THAAI 27, RHR Building, State Bank Road Tel: 230-2736, 439-1391, Rs 1400-2500. HOTEL CHENTHUR PARK 10/1-9, Avinashi Road, Near Coimbatore Airport, SITRA Tel: 427-9111/333. Rs 2500-5500 SREE ANNAPOORNA HOTELS 75, East Arokiasamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 452-2333, Rs 1500-2500++ HOTEL NAVARATNA 253, TV Samy Road East, RS Puram Tel: 254-0221, 80981-81818, Rs 1700-2500. HOTEL SRI ASWINI DELUX 6 & 7, Kalingarayan Street, Ramnagar Tel: 223-8771/72/73, Rs 990-2750. HOTEL CITY TOWER 56, Sivasamy Road, Ramnagar; Tel: 423-6999, 223-0681, Rs 1750-5600++ LEMON TREE HOTEL 173/3 & 174/4, Sri Rangalu Naidu Farms, Vilankurichi Road, Kalapatti; Tel: 220-5666, Rs 3118-9999.
SERVICE APARTMENTS TRUE VALUE APARTMENT TVH Vista-II, 1504, 15th Floor, Near Studio, Opposite VGM Hospital, Trichy Road; Tel: 9842247245, 98422-67000. Homestay that provides all facilities with comfort. Single bedroom with an attached kitchen with a fully furnished hall, and a great city view from 15th floor i.e pollution free, and abundance of parking facility. HIVE 71-72, Hindustan Ave, Nava India, Avinashi Road Tel: 98422-13849, Rs 1650-3300+tax. ARUL NAKSHATRA SERVICE APARTMENTS 10/4b Metha layout, Masakalipalayam Road Tel: 434-7888, Rs 1500 –6000. TULIP HOMES 48, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Sowripalayam Main Road Tel: 259-0112, 96002-86290 Rs 1800-3600. DUNAG SPRING 12/24,12/25, Padmanaba Nagar, Tel: 439-9031, 99524-31081 Rs 1320–1820, 24 hours. CORNER STAY 4/1, Abdul Rahim Road, Race Course Tel: 439-3934, 94895-73984, 98422-20742 Rs 2000- 3000,12pm-12am.
RESORTS DVARA RESORT Perumal Kovil Pathy, Near Karunya Post Tel : 73391-11222, 98946-11958, approx Rs 4500-7400++ A boutique resort for the discerning traveller, steeped in Tamil culture, transcending time. A carefully crafted experience from end-to-end with simple hospitality, rich heritage and wholesome lifestyle of the past. A great quick get-away, nestled in serenity, all amenities included.
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HOTEL MARIAN INTERNATIONAL 26, Arts College Road Tel: 230-7374, Rs 880–2160. VIJAY PARK INN 101, Senguptha Street , Ram Nagar Tel: 2235300/223-1900, Rs.2750 + taxes GRAND PLAZA 58, Geetha Hall Road Tel: 230 2677 Rs 2000-4100 HOTEL IBIS COIMBATORE CITY CENTRE Lakshmi Mills Junction, Puliakulam Road, Tel: 711-7666. Rs 3500-4500.
GETAWAY COVER STORY
Getaway to Wayanad CHILL IN THE LAP OF NATURE WITH ALL COMFORTS AT FREEBIRD HOLIDAY RETREAT BY SMITI JAIN NARAYAN The lush greenery of Wayanad is a call to the restless spirit to rest awhile and relax in this deep lap of natureâ€™s bounty. Winding roads and sloping lanes will take you to a lovely resort in the midst of verdant surroundings. Freebird Holiday Retreat spells tranquillity and peace. Itâ€™s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life, to take a breather and refresh, rejuvenate and revive. Surrounded by lush plantations, Freebird Holiday Retreat is a sprawling bungalow ensconced within environs that are home to numerous trees, plants and creepers like arecanut, banana, green peppers, tea, coffee, jackfruit, flowering shrubs and bushes, and lots more. The spacious house is equipped with all modern luxuries for a comfortable stay with the whole family. Cosy double beds, cupboards, dresser, TV, bedside lamps, modern bathrooms with bath essentials, and other thoughtful amenities ensure a perfect holiday. The rooms afford a beautiful view of the
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Karapuzha Dam, one of the largest earth dams in the country; the scenic Meenmutty Waterfalls; Chembra Peak which is popular among trekkers; Pookot Lake for boating in idyllic waters; Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary that houses wild elephants, bisons, peacocks, among other creatures; the heritage Pazhassi Tomb of Pazhassi Raja, revered as ‘the lion of Kerala’; and plenty more attractions on these Western Ghats. Come, and refresh yourself with all comforts at Freebird Holiday Retreat at Wayanad, in the lap of nature.
FACTFILE Wayanad Climate: Humid, warm & wet Temp: 180-310 C Nearest airport: Calicut – 94 km Nearest station: Calicut – 71 km Distance from Coimbatore: 231 km
FREEBIRD HOLIDAY RETREAT
Near Warehouse, Pinangode Road, Kalpetta, Wayanad; Tel: 95449-16122, 93916-67020 Email: email@example.com www.freebirdstay.com
verdant outdoors and you can just stand at the windows and breathe in the pure air. The bungalow itself has various spaces that are designated for lounging around and recreation. There is a large verandah strewn with easy chairs overlooking the driveway – sit here after meals and chat, read, play board games or simply drink in the beauty of nature that envelopes you. The bungalow is constructed in such a way that you can take a walk all around it, admiring the flora and the fauna that surround it. The house is built in Kerala style architecture with high ceilings; the furniture is a combination of old family furniture and restored pieces. Totally, there are six bedrooms in the bungalow which is great for a large reunion, and yet there is plenty of privacy if you are taking just one room. Freebird is a perfect blend of homely stay with comfortable resort-style amenities. Other facilities include 24hour hot water, provision for campfire or barbeque, swings and indoor games. Home cooked breakfast of authentic Kerala fare is complimentary with your stay here. Freebird is located in Kalpetta, headquarters of Wayanad district, a major tourist hub that is easily accessible. Sightseeing spots around here include Edakkal Caves which is known for its ancient inscriptions;
Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Continental, Italian..
oodies in Coimbatore are known to travel long distances, if only to sample the best rasam-rice or biriyani in town. Adding to their sense of adventure is that they donâ€™t have to leave the city to sample the worldâ€™s kitchens, be it Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, American or Pan-Asian. But the best food in Kovai is typical south Indian: idlis, dosas, utthappam, rice, sambar, rasam and yoghurt either served on a sparkling stainless steel plate or a banana leaf. And not to forget, Madras Filter Coffee. There is a lot more... payasam, kootu, koozh, puttu... go out there and discover. The joy is also in the find!
Aloft Coimbatore , 483, Kamaraj Road Upplipalayam Tel: 665-6000 7pm-11pm Wholesome goodness of Indian,South Indian and Mughlai cuisines served in a warm ambience with aesthetic décor. Avg meal for two Rs.1000 ++ 2018 // March // 43
SOUTH INDIAN SHREE ANANDHAAS l Lakshmi Mill Junction Tel: 87540-97777 l Avinashi Road, Opp KMCH Tel: 98943-76666, 98946-76666 l Sundarapuram Tel: 98941-83333 l Vadavalli Tel: 98947-76666 l RS Puram Tel: 98943-83333 l Near Gandhipuram Signal Tel: 98943-23333 l Brook Fields Food Court Tel: 82207-61144 l Sri Krishna Engg College Tel: 98940-29888 l Ram Nagar Tel: 96007-04444, 6.30am-10.45pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 180. ENTE KERALAM 16, Abdul Raheem Road Race Course,Tel: 650-5545 Avg meal for two, Rs 800. 12noon-3.30pm & 7pm-11pm. Premium Kerala cuisine fine dining, with authentic, traditional recipes passed down the generations. KONGU MASALA 8/1 L, Race Course Mansion, Race Course, Near Thomas Park Bus Stop; Tel: 94431 31010, 12pm-4pm & 7-10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 400. Real taste of Kongunadu, enjoy authentic taste of South India and relish the flavours that have been especially crafted for your palates. Avg meal for two, Rs 400. KATTPPAS Old 17, New 21, Alageshan Road-2, SRP Nagar, Saibaba Colony (PO); Tel: 435-5995, 9994395995. 12.30pm-3.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm. www.kattappas.com Avg meal for two, Rs 500. Authentic South Indian Restaurant. Indulge yourself in the local Kongu nadu cuisine prepared by experts and served fresh every day. Promising local homely food, that is truly authentic and rich in tradition. HOTEL SRI SURYA 874, Ramanathapuram, Trichy Road Tel: 420-4440, 12pm-10pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 190 to Rs 600.
KOVAI CHICKEN MAGIC 308, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 439-7540, 95786-07770, 11am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 150. HANEEFA RESTAURANT Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Nava India; Tel: 9244400022, 92444-00033, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 200. WOODLAND Park Inn, 37, Geetha Hall Road Tel: 230-1283 7am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 180. SREE ANNAPOORNA l 418, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 439-2116 l 14 Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 437-7618 l 89, Hope College, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 439-7226 l699/700 TK Market Opp, Raja Street Tel: 435-5810 l 26 A, Arts College Road Tel: 221-5102 l Bharathy Nagar, Ganapathy Tel: 421-0128 l KMCH; Tel: 420-2024 l People’s Park; Tel: 439-2119. 6am-10pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 200-230. HOTEL ARRUNACHALA 1338, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 256-6555, 11.30am-10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 165 to Rs 260 HOTEL RHR l 27, RHR Buildings, State Bank Road Tel: 230-2736, 439-1391 l 1934, Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 439-5736 l Royal Theatre Entrance Town HallTel: 436-2736, 5.30am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 150 to Rs 190. VALARMATHI 207/A, CSI Compound, Race Course Tel: 427-1190, 98434-11190, 12pm-4pm & 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. THE VILLAGE 61, RR Layout, RS Puram, Tel: 98422-46111, 11am-3pm & 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs.300. HASHTAGFOODYE Poomarket Tel: 88380-25239, 86673-21645, 24 hrs. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. COURTALLAM BORDER RAHMATH KADAI 74, Race Course; Tel: 420-3777, 11.30am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. RUCCHI 18/86, East Arockiaswamy Road, RS Puram; Tel: 497-5974, 11.30am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 150.
Le Meridien, 762, Avinashi Road, Neelambur Tel: 236-4343, 12pm-3pm & 7pm-11pm. A rich diversity of authentic Indian cuisine flavoured with spices and condiments from across the country. Offering exclusivity to guests with two private dining rooms. Avg meal for two, Rs 1500. TANDOORI TONIGHT 490, 1st Floor, Avinashi Main Road, Nava India Tel: 495-9490/ 70944-74944. 12.30pm-4pm; 6.30pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 600. THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY Radission Blu , 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel:222-6000 , 7pm – 11.30 pm One can experience mouth-watering kababs prepared in seven different styles, roasted on the tandoor or on a singhri, shallowfried in a tawa or a mahi tawa, deep-fried in a kadhai, steamed in pots or even grilled on a stone.Avg meal for two- Rs 2400++ BALLE BALLE 30, Bharathi Park, Second Cross, Alagesan Main Road, Saibaba Colony; Tel: 96553-12121, 1pm-4pm & 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 1000.
FAST FOOD KHAANA CHAATS Cross Cut Road, Sixth Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 90420-70045. 10am-10pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 100. DR GRILL RESTAURANT The Grilled Chicken Experts l Avinashi Road; Tel: 420-2222 l Ramanatha Puram; Tel: 422-0344 l Saibaba Colony; Tel: 439-9699 lVadavalli; Tel: 427-6555. Grill Starts at Rs 219
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Le Meridien, 762, Avinashi Road, Neelambur Tel: 236-4343. Vibrant 24 hour dining, with world cuisine buffet and live stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also signature a la carte dishes. Large and lavish Sunday brunch. Avg meal for two, Rs 2200.. DOT.YUM Aloft Coimbatore, 483, Kamaraj Road, Upplipalayam Tel: 665-6000, 24 hours. All-day dining restaurant serving buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Avg meal for two, Rs 1200 44 // March // 2018
Gokulam Park, 116/2, Avinashi Road, Mylampatti, Chinnayampalayam Post Tel: 262-6030. : 7am-10.30am & 12.30pm-3pm & 7pm-11pm. Include Avg meal for two, Rs 850.A wonderful array of dishes using fresh and locally sourced produce, served up in a cheerfully designed ambience, with friendly and efficient service. BAZAAR Zone by The Park,Avinashi Road Tel: 400-5000. 24 hours. Avg meal for two, Rs 1200. WELCOMCAFE KOVAI WelcomHotel Coimbatore, 1266/14,West Club Road, Race Course Tel: 222-6555. This colourful dining destination reflects the vibrancy of the textile city that is Coimbatore. It serves a sumptuous buffet and a la carte options that includes local flavours and favourites from across the world.Avg meal for two, Rs 1500. BARBEQUE NATION Metro Park Inn, 1000, Raja Street, 6th Floor, Town Hall Tel: 96545-86060, 89398-78487, 12pm-3pm & 6.30pm-10pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 1500. SMOKE ON THE WATER Vivanta by Taj – Surya, 105, Race Course Road, Gopalapuram Tel: 668-1000, 7pm-11pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 2500+. An exotic grill and barbeque fine dining restaurant in al fresco setting, with lip-smacking delicacies grilled to perfection. SEASONS Radission Blu, 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel:222-6000 Open 24 hours. All day dining serves Global cuisine Buffet Breakfast ,lunch and dinner. Exotic Picnic Sunday brunch. Avg meal for two Rs.1200 ++ GOLDEN CROP Hotel CAG Pride, 312, Bharathiar Road Tel: 431-7777, 12pm-3pm & 7.30pm10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. LATITUDE Vivanta by Taj – Surya, 105, Race Course Road, Gopalapuram Tel: 668-1000, 7am-11.30pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 2000++ Stylish, yet informal, all-day diner with Continental, Indian and South Indian. Indoor or al fresco seating in lively ambience of easy charm and classic comfort of Indian and international cuisines.
1010, Avinashi Road, Near Audi Showroom; Tel: 497-1597, 99422-86644, 98941-58777, 12pm-11pm, Best food. Best Service. The friendliest restaurant in town. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. CITY HEIGHTS Rooftop, SBS Grand, 58 DJ Nagar, Masakalipalayam Road, Hope College Tel: 433-4447, 6pm-12am. Avg meal for two, Rs 800. PALMS Hotel Rathna Residency, 355, Variety Hall Road Tel: 422-5666, 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 850. NARMADA Sree Annapoorna Hotels, 75, East Arokiasamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-7722, 12pm - 10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs Rs 450. PEPPER BELLS Svarga Residency, 85, 1A Arun Nagar, Maruthamalai Main Road, Vadavalli Tel: 242-6655, 242-7677. 6am-10am, 12noon5pm & 7pm-11pm. COUUNTRY KITCHEN 1423/ A2, Sathy Main Road, 1st Floor, Bharathi Nagar, Ganapathy; Tel: 497-8800, 73971-40311, 11am-3.30pm & 6pm-11pm Avg meal for two, Rs 300. HONEY DEW Hotel Chenthur Park, 10/1-9 Avinashi Road, Near Coimbatore Airport, SITRA Tel: 427-9111/ 333. Open 24 hours. Avg meal for two, Rs 550. TIFFANYS 54, Nehru Stadium Tel: 422-0888, 77080-35888, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 250. BAAR B QUEEN 20, East Venkatasamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-0666, 11am-4pm & 6.30pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 300. AJANTHA Mesabel Hotel, 24, Grey Town Tel: 238-0216, 7am-4pm & 7pm-10pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 250. ORCHID Park Plaza, 90/62, Geetha Hall Road Tel: 436-4646, 7am-10.30am, 12-3pm, 7pm –10 pm. CREAM CENTRE 180, TS Road, Race Course Tel: 434-8889, 98430-48091, 11am-3.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm. Sat & Sun 11.30am10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs Rs 1000. PARUVAA Heritage Inn, 73, Sivasamy Road, Ramanagar Tel: 223-1451, 7am-10.30am, 12.30pm-3pm & 7pm-10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs Rs 950. DINE AND WINE Grand Plaza, 58B, Railway Station, Geetha Hall Road Tel: 230-2677, 7am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. 46 // March // 2018
ON THE GO 167, Race Course Road Tel: 452-0116/7 12.30pm-3pm. 7pm-10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 800. DEWZ The Orbis Hotel, 1562 Avinashi Road, Hope College Tel: 439-9988, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 700. TIFFINYS Hotel Alankar Grande, 10, Ram Nagar Tel: 437-8888, Avg meal for two, Rs 800. HARI BHAVANAM 2, Bharathi Colony, Peelamedu Tel: 439-8122, 11am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. LEIDEN RESTAURANT 1433-A, Annai Illam, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 421-8880, 11am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 400. ANNALAKSHMI RESTAURANT 41, Govt Arts College Road, Pazhamudir Nilayam Building; Tel: 230-2142, 420-4213, 12noon-3.30pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 750. FOUR CUPS FUSION VEG DINING Fortune Suites, 1st Floor, Above Poppat Jamal, 134, East Periasamy Road, RS Puram; Tel: 77084-74764, 11am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500.
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THAT’S Y FOOD 24/49, TV Swamy (East), RS Puram Tel: 436-5117/8, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm-11pm, Avg meal for two, Rs 800. AFGHAN GRILL The Residency Towers, 1076, Avinashi Road Tel: 224-1414, 7pm-12am Open-to-sky barbecue evening restaurant by the poolside. Open only for dinner in a romantic setting. Avg meal for two, Rs 2600.
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48, Thiruvenkatasamy Road West, Opp Syndicate Bank, RS Puram. Tel: 495-9497, 11am-11pm. Authentic South Indian Restaurant with Chettinad special Items prepared by experts and served fresh every day.Promising local homely food. Avg meal for two, Rs 600 SRI RAYAPPAS CHETTINAD 1/367, Bharathiar Road, Sidhapudur Tel: 98422-16000, 11am-10.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. BUFFET THE RESTAURANT 369 A, Inside Blue Star Hotel, Nehru Street, Ramnagar Tel: 223-0635, 7.30am-10.30am, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500. Coimbatore
TIM’S BISTRO 156, Race Course Road Tel: 88835-03555, 88835-11300. 8am-11pm. An exotic Continental and Indian fine dine restaurant, serving Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Avg meal for two, Rs 1200. BIRD ON TREE 28, Opposite circuit House,Kamaraj Road, Race Course Tel: 98658-31000, 12pm-3pm 7pm-10.30pm Avg meal for two, Rs 1000.
Le Meridien, 762, Avinashi Road, Neelambur Tel: 236-4343, 7pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 2200. The authentic taste of Italy. Rustic interiors overlooking the pool. Stone fire oven pizzas, antipasti, pasta, salads, seafood, poultry, red meats, desserts and international wines. CI GUSTA 657, Tristar Enclave , Avinashi Road Tel : 420-2444, 87540-32580, 10.30 am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 700. PIZZERIA Bazaar, Zone by The Park, Avinashi Road Tel: 400-5000, 11am-11pm. 10” thin crust wood fired pizzas made by the chef according to your wish of ingredients. Avg meal for two, Rs 800.
PAN ASIAN PONZU
Le Meridien, 762, Avinashi Road, Neelambur Tel: 236-4343, 7pm-11pm. A variety of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Mongolian cuisines with live cooking stations. Avg meal for two, Rs 1200. VA PHO 16, Abdul Raheem Road, Race Course; Tel: 84899-249811, 12.30pm-3.30pm & 6.30pm11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 850. Bringing flavours of SouthEast Asia to South India. ‘Wok’ in for a wonderful Thai meal in a delightfully quirky ambience. WOKERIE Bazaar, Zone by The Park, Avinashi Road, Tel: 400-5000, open 24 hours. Avg meal for two, Rs 800+tax.
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The Residency Towers, 1076, Avinashi Road Tel: 224-1414, 12am to 11.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 1750. The best Chinese cuisine in town. Chef’s signature dishes like Drums of Heaven, Honey Chilly Lotus stem, Dimsums and Fried Ice Cream. Private dining room can seat 16 people. CHINA VALLEY 1197, Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 230-3279, 11am-3.30pm & 6pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 800 NINHAO 276B, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 244-5652, 10.30am-3.30pm & 6.30pm-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 700 RED PEARL Vivanta by Taj – Surya, 105, Race Course Road, Gopalapuram Tel: 668-1000, 12.30pm-3pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 2500+. China on a plate. One of the best Chinese restaurants in Coimbatore, serving the most authentic and exotic Oriental dishes. The best contemporary Chinese cuisine in a modern yet traditional setting. THE CASCADE 479 – B1 , Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 256-8888, 12.30–3pm & 7pm–11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 1200,
CAFÉS CHILL OUT ZONE 1010, Avinashi Road, Near Audi Showroom; Tel: 497-1597, 99422-86644, 98941-58777, 10am-10pm, Add text: When you are in a mood to sit, relax and do nothing, this is the place to go. Best place to chill out in town. Avg meal for two, Rs 400. SHIVANJALI CAFÉ 3, New Thillai Nagar, Maruthamalai Road, PN Pudur Tel: 243-5572, 3pm–9.30pm, closed on Mondays. Avg meal for two, Rs 200 CAFÉ TOTARAM 245/1, Raheja Apartment, Race Course Tel: 436-4116/7, 12.30pm-10am. Avg meal for two, Rs 600. HOT CHOCOLATE Anna Salai, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 222-1809 11am- 11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 900. KITES CAFÉ 267, BR Puram, Avinashi Road, Tel: 438-5050, 11am–11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 450.
HANDLE BAR-SPORTS CAFÉ Tim’s Bistro, 156, Race Course Road; Tel: 222-0330, 88835-03555, 8am-11pm. Avg meal for two, Rs 500.
TEA HOUSE CHAI N GUPSHUP 201, Sambantham Road (East), RS Puram Tel: 436-9848, 9.30am-9pm.Avg cost for two, Rs 250. STANES ICED TEA Stanes Tea & Coffee Show Room, 1597, Trichy Road Tel: 658-6426, 222-1513, 9am-6pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 40. PARRIS TEA CORNER 9/23, Grey Town Tel: 93448-55665, 9.30am-7.30pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 20.
BAKERS The Residency Towers, 1076, Avinashi Road Tel: 224-1414, 11am–10pm. The ultimate place to order cakes of your fantasy. Offers quick bites like samosa, sandwiches, rolls, mouth-watering chocolates and Gateaux. Bulk orders and eggless items undertaken too. LONGITUDE 77 Le Meridien, 762, Avinashi Road Tel: 236-4343. Filled with the rich aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and baked delights, with signature éclairs and panjamiratham (a south Indian fruit dessert). TEA LOUNGE Radission Blu , 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel:222-6000 , 10am – 9pm The right place to order rich cakes with choices, breads, exotic chocolates and nippy bites with mind refreshing tea and coffee. CHOCKO CHOZA l18-A, Perriyaswamy Road (East) RS Puram Tel: 436-9437 lFun Mall: Tel: 82204-00100 lBrookfields: 82204-00100, 10am-10pm.
SWEET SHOPS SRI KRISHNA SWEETS HOUSE 342, Raja Street Tel: 239-5330, 9am–9pm. ADYAR ANANDA BHAVAN l 313, Bharathiyar Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 252-1919 l SBI Road Tel: 405-4999 l Thadagam Tel: 436-9995 l142, Sanganoor Village, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 438-5007, 7am-10.30pm. BANAANAA SLICE l 44, Kalingarayan Street, Ramnagar Tel: 223-1067 l 317, Arokyasamy Street, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 438-4067 l Mullai Nagar, Maruthamalai Main Road, PN Pudur Tel: 422-1067 l Goldwins; Tel: 87549-81067, 10am-10pm.
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RHR SWEETS 42, No 27, RHR building, RHR Hotel, State Bank Road Tel: 230-2736, 439-1391, 6am-11pm
ICE CREAM PARLOURS
BON BON ICE CREAM 62, Nehru Stadium Road Tel: 98421-12426, 10.30am–11pm. ESKIMOS 65, East lokamanya Street, RS Puram Tel: 96555-97448, 11am–11pm. IBACO l1392,Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 9894265830 lSaibaba Colony; Tel: 98401-43089 lRamanathapuram; Tel: 96884-44401, 11am-11pm. SEAKINGS ICECREAMS 73, Ramachandra Road, RS Puram Tel: 436-8117, 11am–11pm. SNOWMAN ICE CREAMS 162, Sastri Road Tel: 223-5257, 9am-9pm.
GOURMET ORGANIC STORES NUTS N SPICES 167, Race Course Road Tel: 222-0449, 420-6040, 9.30am-9.30pm.
OTR ORGANIC 9, Raja Annamalai Road, Saibaba Colony; Tel: 99946-63550, 97912-11979, 10am-1.15pm, 5.30pm-9pm.. GO NATURE ORGANIC FOODS Aarpee Center, 320-N, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 233-3398, 10am-9pm. SREEVATSA ORGANIC FARM PRODUCTS 7/1A, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 245-1222 8am-9pm.. SEASONS 545, SKC Building, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-5055, 11am-11pm. DAMS ORGANIC FOODS 1/441-A, Kothari Nagar, Thoppampatty Pirivu, Vadamadurai, Kurudampalayam Tel: 94426-52068, 9am-6.30pm. OTR ORGANIC 6, Alagesan Road Cross-2, SRP Nagar, Saibaba Colony.Tel: 99946-63550, 97912-11979, 10am-1.15pm & 5.30pm-9pm. AVVAI ORGANIC SHOP 1383, Thadagam Road, RS Puram; Tel: 82207-21888, 8am-8.30pm. Coimbatore
INDULGE IN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FINE DINING AT FAVOLA, LE MERIDIEN COIMBATORE
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Lending Coimbatore city a spectacular food option and authentic Italian menu and ambience, Favola at Le Meridien Coimbatore transports food lovers to Italy – the land of passion, intrigue and mystique. Favola, the signature brand restaurant of Le Meridien is for the young and the young at heart! Easy going, quirky and free spirited, the ambience of this Italian restaurant is dappled and doused in natural light, muted conversations and wafting aromas. Undoubtedly the name also lends an effervescent dimension. At the entrance, you are struck by the fashionable rustic decor. It is set in cheerful yet warm colours and enhanced subtle touches instantly transport you to a fairy tale Italian 52 // MARCH // 2018
home. Lending further authenticity is the live kitchen buzzing with action and movement. Large windows open out to a refreshing view of the swimming pool. With an eye for detail, the décor has been done using natural wood, greenery, granite and marble. Offering exclusivity to its guests, the restaurant also has a private dining area. The restaurant has a menu that’s straight from the rustic kitchens of Italy. Cheerful and friendly, the delicious aromas emanating from its wood fire oven, invites one to come join in on the fun. The menu reveals simple yet classic Italian fare. A large selection of anti pasti, pasta, pizzas, salads, seafood, poultry and a selection of exotic desserts are just some of the delicious options available. Indulge in flavourful herb crusted steak, Norwegian Coimbatore
attendants. Visit Favola at Le Meridien Coimbatore with your friends, family and loved ones if you wish to be transported to the authentic beauty and flavour of Italy. The resturant is located on Level 2 overlooking the pooside, with the option of indoor or poolside seating. It’s an Italian affair you will simply love!
LE MERIDIEN COIMBATORE 762, Avinashi Road; Tel: 236-4343 Dinner: 7pm-11pm
salmon, sea foods and New Zealand lamb rack. The flavour is locked in to the food by the high temperature, there is nothing quite like it anywhere else. All selections for sharing are served family-style with mash potatoes, steamed vegetables, French fries, and garden fresh salad. The open kitchen offers a selection of pizzas with simplistic Italian flavours, presented from the signature wood-fired oven and chargrill with an array of authentic Italian favourites and tapas right in front of your eyes. Favola also features mouthwatering desserts which include traditional tiramisu, panna cota, lava cakes and chef’s creations like chocolate sphere, a chocolate surprise with hidden chocolate treasure served along with silky butterscotch sauce. All ingredients used in the dishes are authentic ensuring that quality and taste have not been compromised. Service being the high point of the restaurant, it’s all smiles, warmth and efficiency, right from the graceful hostess who greets you, to the table
HIT THE HIGH NOTES
Pubs, lounge bars, resto bars...
typical Coimbatorean is as much at home with Mexican cuisine as he is with his rice-rasam. He is equally at ease in a ‘veshti’ (dhoti) from the pavement store as he is in an imported Armani suit. And so is the expatriate who has made the city his home. If you see a south Indian fast food joint sitting cheek by jowl with a hip Italian restaurant or a Reebok and Hidesign showroom sharing the same street with Himalaya Drug Co and Titan, you know it’s a city with a healthy blend of the East and West. The city’s accommodating nature is also one reason why there are so many watering holes in the city. Party!
TEASE Vivanta by Taj - Surya, 105, Race Course Road; Tel: 668-1000, 1pm-11.30pm. Avg cost for two, Rs. 1200. HUSH BAR Radisson Blu Coimbatore, 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu; Tel: 222-6000, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 800. BIKE & BARREL The Reisidency Towers, 1076, Avinashi Road; Tel: 224-1414, 6pm-12am. Weekends: 3pm-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 1000++ PITSTOP PERMIT ROOM BAR The Orbis Hotel, 1562, Avinashi Road, Hope College, Peelamedu; Tel: 4539-9988, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 400-600. THE EDITION LIBRARY BAR The Residency Towers, 1076, Avinashi Road; Tel: 224-1414, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 750++ WXYZ Aloft Coimbatore, 483, Kamaraj Road, Uppilipalayam, Singanallur; Tel: 665-6000, 11am-11.30pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 1200. SAY CHEERS BAR The Acasia Hotel, 2/177C, Avinashi Road, Chinniampalayam; Tel: 262-6599, 11am-11pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 600. Z-BAR Zone By The Park, 33/3, Avinashi Road, Near Lakshmi Mills Signal; Tel: 400-5000, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 700. KNOTTY SPIRITS Hotel CAG Pride, 312, Bharathiar Road; Tel: 431-7777, 11am-11pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 550++ RAMBA RESTO BAR Metro Park Inn, 1000, Raja Street, Town Hall; Tel: 420-3555, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 550.
Starting with a bang on New Yearâ€™s Eve, Ramba Resto Bar is the newest pub in town. Now with this new set up, come and enjoy with your friends and colleagues for partying or a quiet drinking session. They have something on offer every day, the highlight being ladies nights on Wednesdays. You are offered a range of imported liquor and IMFL. Happy hours are from 11am to 7pm daily. What makes the bar so unique is the free food that you get with drinks. They range from veg to non-veg items including a variety of bar snacks. Come and be a part of the growing party scene in Coimbatore, starting at Ramba Resto Bar. Coimbatore
SLOUNGE Lemon Tree Hotel, 173/3 & 174/4, Sri Rangulu Naidu Farms, Vilankurichi Road, Kalapatty; Tel: 220-5666, 11am-11pm. Avg cost per two, Rs 500++ SUNDAR PERMIT ROOM Sri Aarvee Hotels, 311A, Bharathiar Road, Sidhapudur; Tel: 252-3677, 11am-11pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 600. B2B AC BAR PERMIT ROOM Hotel Chenthur Park, 10/1-9, Avinashi Road, Near Coimbatore Airport, Sitraa; Tel: 427-9111, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 620. FLAMES Sree Annapoorna Hotel, East Arokiaswamy Road, Rs Puram; 452-2333, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 580. BLACK BOX The Arcadia Hotel, 4, Avinashi Road, Goldwins; Tel: 456-7777, 11am-11pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 660. BLUE ICE SBS Grand, 58, DJ Nagar, Masakalipalayam Road, Hope College; Tel: 433-4447, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 620. CITY HEIGHT SBS Grand, 58, DJ Nagar, Masakalipalayam Road, Hope College; Tel: 433-4447, 6pm-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 620. HYYPER BAR Hotel KISCOL Grand, 245A, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Tadabad; Tel: 85086-44483, 12pm-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 700. GOSSIP PERMIT BAR Hotel Alankar Grande, 10, Sivasamy Road, Ram Nagar; Tel: 437-8888, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 300. HE BREWS BAR Hotel Vijay Elanza, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu; Tel: 400-4000, 11am-11pm. Avg cost for two, Rs 660. CHEERS BAR Hotel Kovai Plaza, 416, Palghat Main Road, Kuniamuthur; Tel: 225-4405, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 550. G-SPIRIT BAR & LOUNGE Hotel Gowtham, 9/36A, Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post; Tel: 437-7647, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 600. NAYAGARA BAR Devaa Hotel, 73, 3rd Street, Railway Station Road: Tel: 230-0311, 11am-11pm, Avg cost for two, Rs 540. UNDERWORLD BAR Hotel Annamalai, State Bank Road, Opp SP Office; Tel: 90470-18572, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 480. F BAR Hotel Naveen, Geetha Hall Road, Opp Railway Station; Tel: 230-5005, 11am-12am. Avg cost for two, Rs 580.
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Botanical Gardens at Ooty
REWIND, REBOOT, RESTART MUSEUMS, GARDEN, PARKS...
ush green mountains and plantations abound in Ooty. Spread over 36 sq. km, it’s 7350 feet above sea level. Vast plantation of eucalyptus, pine and wattle stretch between the few untouched meadows that remain of the pre-British Ooty. No wonder, it’s the place to get away from it all. Here is where you can rewind, reboot and restart your life every season. With temperatures relatively consistent throughout the year, it’s the best summer retreat for anyone wanting to beat the summer heat. Enjoy!
LANDMARKS & MONUMENTS COONOOR
and hand-drawn cards, among other things. The club building was originally the mansion of Sir William Rumbold, a wealthy businessman from Hyderabad, who built it in the 1820s. Regal, imposing and exclusive, the club is still maintained as it was in British time. The club is for members and their guests only. STONE HOUSE This is the first bungalow to be built in town, which was the residence of John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty and at that time, the collector of Coimbatore. The tribals gave it its name – ‘Kal Bangla’ meaning Stone House.
KANDAL CROSS SHRINE
THE MUSEUM Opened in March 1989, this museum has a collection of objects unique to the district, including timber, insects, butterflies, rocks, wood carvings, Kurinji flower, stone sculptures, bronze works, models of Toda hut and coins.
PARKS & GARDENS
A Roman Catholic Shrine, this is considered the Jerusalem of the East. Catholics consider the shrine as the ‘Calvary of Tamil Nadu’. Special Novena Prayers and Holy Masses are offered every Friday. The annual feast is held on 3rd March. NILGIRIS LIBRARY It is a treasure trove of precious documents, biographies and old books, many of them rare volumes on travel and Ooty. The library was begun as a public reading room and later built up as it stands today, in 1868. Today, it is run by a private committee. OOTY CLUB This club offers entertainment as well as information. It has a collection of albums of yellowing photographs, newspaper clippings Coimbatore
BOTANICAL GARDEN The gardens were established in 1847 by the Marquis of Tweeddale and now maintained by the Agricultural Department of the Tamil Nadu government. From March-March, an Annual Flower Show is held by the Nilgiris AgroHorticultural Society and the Dog Show of the South India Kennel Club. A few minutes’ climb up from the garden is Toda Mund – ‘Othak-kalman-thu’ (one stone village) – from which Ooty (Ootacamund) derived its name. Adjacent to the garden is Raj Bhavan used by governors when they are on tour. OOTY LAKE
This small artificial lake was conceived in 1824 by John Sullivan as an irrigation tank. Hardly 4 sq. km in area, the lake is much frequented by picnickers. Row boats, paddle boats and motor boats are available for hire. The boat house also has a restaurant and a children’s garden. 2018 // marCh // 57
At a slightly lower altitude (2000 metres), this is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri Hills and is a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year. The place is perfect for trekking and picnicking, with grassy spots and spectacular views. It is famous for bird watching and birds such as vultures, eagles, owls, bulbuls, thrushes, bablers, larks, cuckoos and robins.
ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD This Protestant Church was Ooty’s first Church. One of the few remaining examples of original Anglican architecture in Ooty, it’s a Gothic, castle like structure, reminiscent of English village Churches. Adjoining the church is an old English cemetery.
CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN
This Institute was established in 1907 to research rabies and treat victims of the disease. Among other projects undertaken by the institute ,the most note worthy is the manufacture of the polio vaccine. This rose garden was established at Vijayanagaram in Ooty, covering four hectares in five terraces, to commemorate the centenary Flower Festival in March 1995. It is situated on the lower slopes of the Elk Hill on the North-Western side, facing Ooty town. There are about 2150 varieties of roses in the Rose Garden, one of the largest such collections in India.
SIGHT SEEING LAMB’S ROCK (8 KM)
Founded by JD Sim, a Secretary to the Madras Government in the mid-19th century as an amusement park, it has now evolved into a botanical garden with well-laid out terraces with rare flowers and shrubs. It contains several species of trees and shrubs that cannot be grown in the colder climate of Ooty. ARUVANKADU The Cordite Factory of the Government of India, which supplies ammunition for the country’s defence purposes, is located here. It was started in 1904.
A sheer precipice several hundred metres high, Lamb’s Rock is on a motorable road that leads to Lady Canning’s Seat (10 km), named after the wife of a British Viceroy. Dolphin’s Nose and the Droog are two other excellent heights, 10 and 15 km from Coonoor respectively to view the plains. They are also good picnic spots, with the former made attractive by a view of Catherine Falls and the latter by a still remaining ruins of an old fort built by Mysore ruler Tippu Sultan.
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GUDALAR ( 50 KM FROM OOTY) Located on the road leading to Mysore, Gudalur is the gateway to the Nilgiris from Kerala and Karnataka. The Mudumalai sanctuary is located around 16 km from here. The prime attractions are Frog Hill view point (14km) , Needle point rock view (12 km), Numbalkottah (8km), Nellakotta (15km), hanging bridge (14km), Nelliyalayam (20km) and Cherambadi (35km). STANLEY PARK (3 KM) A popular camping ground for scouts and guides, it has a rest house and protected water supply. Coimbatore
mental Centre of the Indian Army, which is the oldest regiment in the Indian Army. ST CATHERINE FALLS (8 KM) AND ELK FALLS (7 KM)
This experimental fruit garden, one of the three in the Nilgiris, sprawls over 16 acres at a height of about 1,900 metres above sea level. It was established in 1920, along with the other stations at Burhar and Kullar on the Coonoor â€“ Mettupalayam Ghat Road. These stations are maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticultural Department.
are among the most beautiful cascades of the Nilgiris. From the Kodanad viewpoint (16 km), an all encompassing view of Coimbatore, Mysore, and Kerala can be seen, as well as the eastern slopes of the Nilgiris. The other major attractions here are the Rangaswamy pillar and peak: the former, a conical peak, 1,785 m high and considered sacred by the hill tribes of the plateau; the latter, an unusual isolated rock formation with precipitous sides.
This British cantonment was developed in 1852. It has the countryâ€™s only Defence Services Staff College, an institution rich in Indian military, especially modern tradition. Wellington is also the headquarters of the Madras Regi-
SILKWORM REARING STATION Adjoining the Pasteur Institute is this research establishment of the Central Silk Board. It also renders expert guidance and special assistance to young entrepreneurs and others who approach them for advice on silkworm rearing.
TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT: 94894-86248 Coimbatore
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Silk sarees, handicraft, home decor, books...
ith Coimbatore being a textile hub, the world of apparel beckons you like no other. With the neighbouring Tirupur being the manufacturing hub of world-famous clothing brands, it’s only natural to find a thriving retail scene in Kovai. Some of the MNC brands that get their clothes made in the Knit Capital of Tirupur include Switcher, Polo Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, M&S, Fila, H&M and Reebok. That’s the charm of Kovai. It’s got all it takes to be the next best thing to Chennai. Shop... till you drop.
BROOKEFIELDS 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 254-9696, 254-0904, 11am-10pm. FUN REPUBLIC MALL 474, 2nd Floor, Avinashi Road Tel: 451-8414, 10am-10pm. PROZONE MALL 201, Sathy Main Road, Sivanandapuram, Saravanampatti; Tel: 662-8111, 11am-9.30pm
Old No. 538 New No 66, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-4567, 495-6567, 9.30am–9pm. One-stop-shop for exquisite Kancheepuram wedding silk sarees and all types of Indian silk sarees, cotton sarees, dress materials, salwar sets and more. BHARANI PATTU l 739, Avinashi Road, Near Anna Statue Tel: 297-8897/ 98/99 l RKV Road, Erode. 10am-10pm. Bharani Pattu, one of the best brands of Tamil Nadu, is now at Coimbatore for Kanchipuram wedding pattu sarees, fancy designer sarees and cotton sarees, dress materials, salwar sets, women’s wear and men’s wear.
LAKSHMI SILKS 16-18, Sri Lakshmi Complex, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-5016, 9.30am-8.30pm. PSR 942, Cross Cut Road Tel: 249-8694, 9.30am-9pm. Choose from a host of sarees in cotton, synthetic, silk and fancy varieties. Salwar materials are available too. MAHAVEERS 9/6, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-6861/4472 9.30am-9pm. Check out some of the hottest selling saree collections that range from pure silk sarees, fancy sarees, kanchipuram silk sarees, anarkali suits and salwar suits to traditional Indian wears, bridal wears and kurtis. SHRESHT 127, TV Samy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 254-2872, 10am-8.30pm. ‘EXCLUSIVITY’ redefined at SHRESHT with fabulous collections of Kanjivarams, Fancy Designer Sarees, variety Silks, Tussars and Cottons and also exquisite Readymades, Dress Materials and Kurthis.
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50/51, Race Course Tel: 498-0495. 10am-8pm. Fabulous collections of Kanjivarams, Fancy Designer Sarees, variety Silks, Tussars and Cottons and also exquisite Readymades, Dress Materials and Kurthis. KANAKAVALLI SILKS 1, GD Naidu Street, Race Course Tel: 97910-18484.10am-8pm. S.M SILKS KANCHEEPURAM 546, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-1800.9am-10pm. MANTRA THE DESIGN STUDIO 66, Venkataswamy Road, West RS Puram Tel: 420-0009, 10am–7pm. Designer clothes stitched to perfection. OCEAN JASPER 16/A1, Huzur Road Tel: 427-4788, 73731-88888. 10.30am-7.30pm SRI GANAPATHY SILKS l 244, Dr. Nanjappa Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-3445 l Oppanakkara Street Tel: 230-3944, 8.30am-10.30pm. GHOSH MAJUMDHER 1, SRP Nagar, Saibaba Colony Tel: 245-4202, 98430-60373, 10am-8pm. THE CHENNAI SILKS l 636, Oppanakara Street Tel: 239-1555 l 966-672, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-0888, 9.30am-9.30pm. THARAKARAM SILK HOUSE D 11, Sathyamurthy Road, Ramnagar Tel: 223-0420/1859, 10am–8.30pm. POTHYS l 401-402, Oppanakkara Street Tel: 239-9933 l 1008, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram; Tel: 249-0202, 9am-10pm. RMKV F11, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5105, 11am-9pm. VALARUM A SUNDHARAM SILKS 1145, Big Bazaar Street Tel: 223-90423, 9.30am-8pm.
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SHANTHALA 41 B, Bashyakarli Road (west) RS Puram Tel: 427-2666. 9am- 9.30pm. THE GOLDEN WINDOW F7, Lakshmi Plaza, 1089, Avinashi Road Tel: 435-0580, 10am–7pm. DIVA SILK LOUNGE 790, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 429-2002. 9.30am – 9.30pm SHREE DEVI TEXTILES 1014, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 423-0000 10am-10pm
S22, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5044/45, 11am-10pm. It is onestop shop for women interested in traditional and western wear. NIKARA 1089, F2 Lakshmi Plaza, Lakshmi Mills Signal, Avinasi Road, Tel: 2247778, 10am-11pm. ANOKHI 295, Race Course Road Tel: 420-2442, 420-4221, 10.00am-7.30pm Contemporary crafted textiles, apparel and accessories, with distinctive block prints and designs, and superior product quality, focussing on revival of traditional crafts and skills. G-WORLD Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 97903-93774. 9.30am-10.30pm. GAMMAA 66, Thiruvenkataswamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 90477-14331. 10am-8pm. LIFESTYLE l 67-71, Brookfields Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 236-2800 l Prozone; Tel: 1800-12315552 Weekdays 11am-9.30pm Weekend 10.30am-9.30pm.
RAYMOND SHOP l 42/5, Ahuja Towers, TV Swamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 437-7010 l 849, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-5275, 98940-54241, 10am–9pm. VAN HEUSEN G17B, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5990, 10am-9.30pm. INDIAN TERRAIN l 267, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 437-2653 l F16, 1st Floor, BrookeField Plaza, Brooke Bond Road Tel: 225-5533, 11am-10pm. PETER ENGLAND F4, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5588, 10am-9.30pm. LEVIS G4, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5001, 10am-10pm. WESTSIDE G12, Ground Floor, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5225/5229, 11am-9pm. LOUIS PHILIPPE G17A, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5311, 10am-10pm. NAIDU HALL 578, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-2151, 9am-9pm. RASA BOUTIQUEAND HOBBY STUDIO 510, DB Road, Opp Pazhamudir Nilayam, RS PuramTel: 94426-40063, 10am-6pm.
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LABEL ‘M BY ANU & RESHMA DB Road, RS Puram Tel - 495-7279 10 a.m. - 8.30 p.m. Sunday open MAYBELL S5, 2nd Floor, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5656, 10am-9pm. GRASP CLOTHINGS l 1, Thirugana Sambandam Road, Race Course Tel: 420-4039 l Pollachi. Tel : 04259-220515 l Tirupur, Tel: 0421-2233229 l Brookfields; Tel: 225-5755 10am–9.30pm. BROCADE 555, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-0550, 10am–9pm. CLASSIC POLO S7, Brookefields Mall, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5303, 10.30am-9.30pm. ARROW F21, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5442, 10.30am-9.30pm. DENCH UNION 54, Bharathi Park, 7th Cross, Near ICICI Bank, Saibaba Colony Tel: 420-8377,9677917733, 10am-10pm WOODLANDS F17, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5757, 10am-10pm. PANTALOONS Brookfields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5050, 11am–9.30pm.
CROCODILE l F7A, First Floor, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5766 l Avinashi Road Tel: 435-0480 l DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 436-8844 l Prozone Mall Tel: 6628-363 l Saravanam Patti, Tel: 322-3770 l Chitra Kalapatti Road, Tel: 420-2334 l 306, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram, Tel:437-4161 10am-9.30pm TRIGGER APPAREL LIMITED l 2, FCI Complex, Karamadai Tel: 04254-235100, 8am-5.15pm l 19, Ranga Villas Mill Compound, Peelamedu. Tel: 439-8101 l Govt Arts College Road; Tel: 436-4199, 9.30am-8pm. M R COLLECTIONS l 318, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-0421 l Singapore Plaza; Tel: 223-2111 10am-9pm. V. F5A, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5992, 10.30am-9.30pm. TOMMY HILFIGER G25, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5994, 10am-9.30pm. KAJRI 195, 1st Floor, TV Samy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 254-1234, 10am–9pm. MITRAS 114, West Venkataswamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 94423-50926, 10am-8pm.
HEINI SPORT APPAREL
West Club Road, First Cross, Race Course; Tel: 79046-51194, 4512123. 10.30am-8.30pm. One of Europe’s largest sport apparel companies with the motto “Your design, delivered”. Exclusive Italian active & Leisure Wear Store, Cycling Wear, Running Wear, Active Wear, Team Wear. DECATHLON NEELAMBUR GS, 716/2B & 717/2B, Avinashi Road, Neelambur; Tel: 96555-23791.9am-9pm
TAAMARA 70, Krishnaswamy Layout, 2 Alagesan Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 438-9826, 95009-79826 10am-7pm SAMSKRUTHI 229, A 1st Floor, Sathyamurthy Road, Ram Nagar Tel: 421-2468, 421-4468. 10am-7pm
MOM & ME G16, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5700, 10am-10pm.. SHIVASAKTHI BABY GARMENTS (P) LTD. 69, TV Samy Road, East RS Puram Tel: 254-1626, 9am-9pm.
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JUST BORN 197, TV Swamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 255-1165, 9.30am-9pm. BEST BABY 59A, Ramachandra Road, RS Puram Tel: 437-0461, 9am-9.30pm. CHILDS PLAY 189, TV Swamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 439-9111, 10am-9pm. NEW MUMMY DADDY 119, Crosscut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-2673, 10am-10pm. BABY WORLD 727 C, Lakshmi Mills, Avinashi Road Tel: 420-4042, 9.30am-9pm. JUS BON & KIDS 197, TV Swamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 254-2949, 9.30am-9pm.
JEWELLERY MEHTA JEWELLERS Mehta Mansion, 178, DB Road, RS Puram; Tel: 247-2056, 94426-11992, 90430-01008, 9.30am-9.30pm. DURGAA DIAMONDS & JEWELS KC Arcade, 1st Floor, 79/2, TV Swamy Road East, RS Puram Tel:255-1777, 435-6939, 10am-8.30pm. MALABAR GOLD 771/1,2, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, 100 Feet Road Tel : 249-5222, 249-5666, 10am-10.30pm. VISWA & DEVJI DIAMONDS 16, East TV Swamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 422-3301/2/3, 10am -8.30pm Your ultimate Retail Diamond Jewellery Destination with a flawless history of cutting diamonds to unmatched perfection. Every fine piece of jewellery is made out of a ‘Royal Cut Diamond’. Visit us for the best designs that have the traditional charm and an international ring to them. TEJASWINI DIAMONDS & JEWELS 333, Singapore Plaza, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram; Tel: 495-6820, 8.30pm to 8pm.Exclusive boutique for diamonds. Exquisite designs inspired by Turkish and Italian pattern blended with white gold and rose gold combinations. Contemporary and customised designer jewellery in diamonds and bridal jewellery. PRINCE JEWELLERY New No 149A, Gayathri Building, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, 100 Feet Road, Tel : 249-9990 9.30am-8.30pm
BARANI JEWELLERY 89, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 436-8440, 10am–2pm & 3pm–8pm. JEWEL ONE 284-285, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 427-3777, 9.30am–8.30pm. RASI THANGA MALIGAI 1138, Shop No 6, RR Jewel Plaza, Big Bazaar Street Tel: 90037-33786, 10am–10pm. SREE KUMARAN THANGAMALIGAI l 555-557, Oppanakara Street Tel: 239-9888 l 636, Oppanakara Street Tel: 230-1555 l 366, NH Road Tel: 239-9183 l 180-180A, 9th Cross Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 248-0222 l Airport Lounge, Civil Aerodrame Post, Tel: 98946-52444, 9.30am-8.30pm. TEJAS 114, 11th Cross, Kongunadu Hospital Road; Tel: 99522-33327, 10am-8pm. BHIMA JEWELS 340, Bharathiyar Road, New Siddhapudur Tel: 236-2401/2450, 10am–8.30pm. JOSCO JEWELLERS 796, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 248-2222, 9.45am–8.30pm. Sun: 11am-8.30pm. DAR JEWELLERY l G9, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5916 l 392, Big Bazar St; Tel: 422-0916, 11am-8.30pm. 11am-8.30pm.
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KARPAGAM l Karpagam Aabarna Maligai, No 7, Cross Cut Road, Tel: 437-7771/2/3, 223-0230 l Karpagam Jewellers, No 491, Cross Cut Road Tel: 450-6001/2/3/4, 10am-8.30pm. SRI LAKSHMI JEWELLERY 610, Raja Street, Tel: 239-4969, 9.30am-8.00pm. NEW JEWEL PALACE 72, Lakshmi Complex, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-3334, 9.30am-9.30pm. SUMANGALI JEWELLERS l 318, Raja Street Tel: 239-1256, 239-6296 l 380, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 437-8499, 438-0588, 10am–8.30pm. JOYALUKKAS 911, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-4777, 9.30am-8.30pm. ABOORVAA JEWELLERY 343, Big Bazaar Street, Tel: 230-7625, 10am-9pm. AVATHAR JEWELLERS l 500, Big Bazaar Street Tel: 239-2079 l 653, Raja Street Tel: 239-4318 l 919, 920, Cross Cut Road Tel: 421-2333 9.30am–9pm, Sundays: 10.30am–8pm. VIHAA DESIGNER JEWELLERY 138, MR Complex, 1st Floor Karuppu Gounder Street, Raja Street Tel: 435-5575, 230-7388, 10am–9pm.
PAVIZHAM JEWELLERS 277, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 2233849, 9am-9pm. R V THANGAMALIGAI 160/10, Srinivasa Trade Center, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 436-5004, 94434-30080, 10.30am-8.30pm. KALYAN JEWELLERS 100 Feet Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 252-8883/8884, 10am–9pm. JOS ALUKKAS 192, 100 Feet Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-1916, 10am–9pm. SRI ANUPAV JEWELLERS 352, Big Bazaar Street Tel: 239-1815, 9am–9pm, closed on Sundays. ASHOKA JEWELLERS 612, Raja Street Tel: 239-3463, 9.30am-8.30pm, closed on Sundays. KIRTILAL KALIDAS & CO 913-917, Gandhipuram, Cross Cut Road, Tel: 249-8911, 10am-8pm. KHAZANA JEWELLERY 838, Cross Cut Road Tel: 421-3900, 10.30am-8.30pm.
NEW HYDERABAD PEARLS 283, Cross Cut Road, GandhiPuram Tel: 223-8082, 94433-78481, 93631-00973. 10am-9pm. JEEVA TRENZ 190, TV Samy Road (West), RS Puram Tel: 437-9990, 10am-9pm. Leading supplier and retailer of imitation jewellery, 1 gram fashion jewellery and accessories, necklace sets, jewellery sets, bangles and more, with intricate designs and vast range. VISRUTA SILVER 244, Cross Cut Road Gandhipuram Tel: 421-3351 9,30am-8.45pm SAKTHI GOLD 996-B, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-4247, 98429-34225, 10am–9pm. For fashion jewellery and silver articles. SILVER PALACE 73,78, 1st Floor, Sri Lakshmi Complex, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-3534, 9am–9pm. PANCHRATHNA GEMS 26-33, 7th Street, Tata bad Tel: 666-6555, 98422-66555, 10am–8pm. SIDDHARTH JEWELLERY 64, BNS House, Rangai Gounder Street, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 94422-66455, 98652-66455, 10am–9pm. SRI SARASWATHI SILVERS 71, Lakshmi Complex, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-5532, 10.30am-8.30pm.
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INNERWEAR JOCKEY l F8, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5566/5599 l Cross Cut Road, Gndhipuram; Tel: 453-0133, 10am-9.30pm. 10am–9.30pm. PRABHAS INNERWEAR 47, Lakshmi Complex, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-5035, 10am-9.30pm. CRUSOE T7, 3rd Floor, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5767, 11am-9.30pm.
LEATHER & ACCESSORIES
VIP LOUNGE 36/1, Ashirwad Complex, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-1365, 10am-9.30pm. SAMSONITE l F6, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5235 l TV Swamy Road, RS Puram; Tel: 436-8236 11am-9pm.
HANDICRAFT & HANDLOOMS KHADI CRAFT Avinashi Road, Near Flyover Tel: 230-1051, 10am-8pm, closed on Sundays. KADHI BHAVAN 73-A, GN Mills Bus Stop, Mettupalayam Main Road Tel: 98422-91991, 10am-9pm. LAVANYA/SHIVANJALI CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS 3, New Thilai Nagar, PN Pudhur, Marudhamalai Main Road Tel: 243-8255, 9.30am-9.30pm. HANDLOOM HOUSE 101 C, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-2489, 10.30am–8pm. KALANJALI 201, Lakshmi Complex, 2nd Floor, Cross Cut Road Tel: 93603-41345, 10am-9pm. KANDASWAMY CHETTIAR & COMPANY 551, Oppanakkar Street Tel: 239-5669, 9.30am-8pm.
FOOTWEAR RELIANCE FOOTPRINT F9-F10, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 420-0395, 11am-10pm. BATA l G18, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road, Tel: 225-5655 l 141, DB Road, RS Puram; Tel: 86808-65916. 10am-10pm. KHAL’S FOOT WORLD 18, Singapore Plaza, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 437-2805, 10am -9.30pm PUMA G21, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5440/5441, 11am-9pm. ADIDAS 144, TV Swamy Road, West RS Puram Tel: 437-0767, 9.30am-9.30pm. Coimbatore
FABRIC & TAILORING
SIYARAM’S SHOP 21-D, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-7721, 10am–9pm. THE RAYMONDS l Sachins, 849, Cross Cut Road Gandhipuram Tel: 249-5275l Fifth Avenue, 42/5, Ahuja Towers, RS Puram, Thiruvenkataswamy Road West Tel: 254-2197. 10am-9pm NEW FEEL 48/1, Bharathi Park Cross Rd, Saibaba Colony Tel: 96266-18193. 10am-8.30pm.
ZIMSON l G8, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5993, 11am-10pm. l Cross Cut Rd Gandhipuram Tel: 420-6440, 10am-9.30pm. TIME SQUARE 188, Thiruvenkataswamy Road (West), RS Puram Tel: 255-1349, 10am-9pm.
HOME DECOR MR LIGHT VJ Complex, 115, Avinashi Road Tel: 230-0330, 230-0623, 10am–8pm.
10-B,Kalingarayan Street, Ramnagar Tel: 437-8156, 223-2790, 98430-22790 10am–8pm. innovations-cbe.com SRI GANAPATHY BEDS 934, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 248-1212. 10.30am-9pm. Beds, home furnishings, mattresses, mosquito nets and screens. GEM LIGHTS Madhukar Complex, 1st Floor, Avinashi Road Flyover Tel: 238-7348, 9.30am–9pm. TRENDZ BEAN BAG STORE 95/3, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 98658-43758, 10am–8pm. FAB INDIA 147, TV Samy Road West, Next to Vasan Eye Care, RS Puram Tel: 99449-87616, 10.30am–8.30pm. AAVISHKAAR T1, 3rd Floor, Brookfileds, Tel: 225-5778, 225-5779, 10.30am-9.30pm. SPECTRA TRADERS l Old 480, New 763, Avinashi Road Tel: 451-8380, 98940-25243 l 121, TV Samy Road, West RS Puram Tel: 420-0329, 8am-9pm, SHRANGA TRADERS (FRAMERS) 192-D, Vadavalli Road, Edayar Palayam Tel: 98947-92904, 10am-8pm. l
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WOODLAND STORE l No 79, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-1248 l 575, DB Road, RS Puram; Tel: 254-4250 10am–10pm.
HOME MAGIC 289, 2nd Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-5226, ACE INTERIORS 68, Dr Alagappa Road Tel: 249-1350, 9.30am-6pm. TEAK HOME 509 B, Avinashi Road, Nava India Tel: 438-8836, 10am-9pm. PRIYA DISCO DECORATION 914, Rangai Gowder Street Tel: 247-4180, 9am-9pm. VIBRANT INTERIOR STYLE 32/45, Bharathi Park, 2nd Cross, Sai Baba Colony Tel: 90035-91737, 9am-6pm. PURPLE BAY HOME DECORS(P) LTD 27-27A, Kannuswamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 99445-55981, 9.30am–8pm.
BOOKS & MUSIC BOOK LAND 10A, Raja Street Tel: 230-4485, 10am-9pm. CHERAN BOOK HOUSE 238, Big Bazaar Street Tel: 239-6623,10am-8pm. CONNEXIONS LEISURE STORES F-1, Lakshmi Plaza, 1089, Avinashi Road Tel: 224-1168, 9.30am–9pm. VASANTHAM STORES 61, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-4243, 10am- 10pm. RAJA BOOK HOUSE 441, NSR Road, Sai Baba Colony Tel: 243-9569, 9am-9pm. MUSIC WORLD 9/1, Bharani Complex , Edayarpalayam Thadagam Road Tel: 98438-62520, CLS BOOK SHOP 775, Avinashi Road Tel: 230-1609 9.30am-1.30pm & 3pm-7pm.
13/1, Circuit House Road, Race Course Tel: 427-6666, 95979-99996, 10am–8pm. FEATHERLITE 14, Trichy Main Road, (After Alvenia School, Above Royal Enfield, Opp Stock Exchange) Ramanathapuram Tel: 99760-76076/75/74. 9.30am-8pm. One of the leading furniture manufacturing & marketing organizations in India, providing complete office furniture solutions. FURN PLANET 2/176, Avinashi Road, Chinniyampalayam Tel: 262-6555,10am -9.30pm NEWMEN AGENCY FURNITURE SHOPPE 761, Trichy Main Road, Ramanathapuram. Tel: 231-9333, 9am-9pm.
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STANLEY 117-A, Bashyakaralu Road West, Opp. Srivari Amrit Apt., RS Puram Tel: 428-0000, 10am– 8pm SMART HOME 321/D 2, Mettupalyam Road Tel: 450-6005, 9am-8.30pm. CITY FURNITURE HOUSE 63, Variety Hall Road, Tel: 2304589, 98431-30984, 10am-9pm. SRI VINAYAKA FURNITURE 1, Shanthi Nagar, Avarampalayam Road Tel: 256-0555, 98431-59589, 9am–10pm. FURN COMS 2/2, Karupparayar Kovil Thottam, Saravanampatti to Thudiyalur Road, Vellakinar PO Tel: 80123-71717, 10am–8pm. THE TREND 7/48-D, Avinashi Road, Dream Towers, Goldwins, Civil Aerodrome Tel: 98422-17048, 9am-9pm. HY STYLE 381 A, Palakkad Main Road Tel: 225-4477, 10am–9.30pm. ELITE FURNITURE MART l 39, Variety Hall Road Tel: 239-9122, 10am–9.30pm. l Ramnagar Tel: 223-6662 . 10am-9.30pm SATHYA FURNITURE WORLD 266, Saibaba Koil Mettupalayam Road Tel: 245-2929, 245-2930, 9am-7pm. FLOATING WALLS FURNISHINGS 48, Lakamanya Street East, RS Puram Tel: 437-0994, 10am–8.30pm. ALANKAR FURNITURES 18/216, Variety Hall Road Tel: 239-2290, 10am-9.30pm. RANJITH SOFAS 221-E, Sathy Road, Saravanampatty Tel: 98429-66800, 98429-65800, 10am-8pm. KNOB SHOP 746/747, Mettupalayam Road,Tel: 255-0744, 254-1744. 9am-8.30pm. DAFNY FURNITURE MART 76G, Saibaba Colony, NSR Road Tel: 244-6888, 98430-20170, 9am-9pm. FURNTASTIC FURNITURE Sree Sai Complex, Thadagam Road Tel: 438-3836, 10am-9.30pm.
MENAKA CARDS 1089, Lakshmi Plaza, Avinashi Road, Papanaickenpalayam Tel: 432-2436, 9.30am–8pm. PRIA DHARSINI CARDS 11/332, X-Cut Rd Gandhipuram. Tel: 434-6262, 9am–9pm. LOVELY CARDS 77, 11th Street, Tatabad Tel: 437-4181, 9.30am–8.30pm. OPAL CARDS 116 B, Venkatasamy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 435-9222, 10am–8pm.
OLYMPIC CARDS 957, Raja Street Tel: 239-8826. 9.30am- 9pm
THE CHENNAI OPTICALS
411, Vivekananda Road Corner, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 438-8588. 9.30am-9.30pm. Government qualified opticians and most awarded optiAcal outlet by customers. High quality eyewear with top class technological experts for precision vision testing and contact lenses. BANGALORE OPTICALS •581, Oppanakara Street, Tel: 239 1358 / 98433 12423. •Peelamedu Tel: 259 0083 •X-Cut Road Tel: 223 2974, 10am - 9.30 pm. Tamil Nadu’s best optometrists, award winners, fully computerised eye-testing. Miraculous Nature cure treatment for cataract, glaucoma and vision impairments without surgery. 12 exercises to improve your eyesight. OPTIC GARDEN 17-B Cowley Brown Road (East), RS Puram Tel: 255-0406, 9.30am–9.30pm. LUNETTES OPTICS 551–A, West lokamanya Street, DB Road RS Puram Tel: 99945-53781, 10am–9pm. LAKSHMI OPTICALS 901, Bala Medical Centre, Ramanathapuram Tel: 231-7545, 9am-9pm. OPTIC CRAFT l 336, Crosscut Road, Gandhipuram l 160/14, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 247-0142, 9am-9pm. HAAREE OPTICAL HOUSE 120/10, D B Road, RS Puram Tel: 98944-63662, 11am-9pm. SRI LAKSHMI OPTICALS 163, Argus, Hope College, Peelamedu Tel: 259-2362, 98941-14500, 10am-10pm. BROTHER OPTICALS 155-C, Sathy Main Road, Panner Selvam Complex, Ganapathy Tel: 253-2423, 10am-9.30pm LENS AND FRAMES 87/88, RS Puram, DB Road Tel: 255-5202, 10am-9pm. PURPLE OPTICS PVT LIMITED 79/2, TV Swamy Road (East), RS Puram Tel: 254-2277, 9.30am–9.30pm CLARITY OPTICS 409, Cross Cut Road Tel: 223-2464, 9am-9pm. LAWRENCE & MAYO l 2, Arun Complex, SND Layout1, West Powerhouse Road, Tatabad Tel: 248-1515 l 21, A&B, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-4515 10am-9pm.
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TITAN EYE PLUS l 657, Five Star Towers, Ground Floor, Avinashi Road Tel: 420-2101 l 197, TV Swamy Road, West RS Puram Tel: 436-8017, 10.30am- 8pm l Cross Cut Road; Tel: 498-1616 l Ganapathy; Tel: 253-2288 l Ramanathapuram; Tel: 231-3140 BINDHU OPTIC 1136, Rangai Gownder Street Tel: 420-0691, 10am-1.30pm & 3pm-9pm. CKS OPTICALS 168, Raju Complex, BB Street Tel: 239-9338, RELIANCE VISION EXPRESS PVT LTD G-5A, Brookefields, 67-71 Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5255/5266, 10.30am-8.30pm. EYE STYLE OPTICALS 171 C, Vijay Complex, NSR Road, Sai Baba Colony Tel: 245-4544, 9am-9.30pm. ARASAN OPTICALS 10, Arasan Complex, Opp Annapoorna Hotel, RS Puram Tel: 255-4815, 10am-8pm. DEVI OPTICALS 77, State Bank Road, Coimbatore Central Tel: 439-1769, 9.30am–8.30pm.
ELECTRONICS GIRIAS ELECTRONICS 446 & 448, Cross Cut Road, Tatabad Tel: 223-0615, 223-0452,9.30am-9.30pm. SK ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS Kattoor Road, 10, Arihant Complex, SS Mill Road, Tel: 223-0882,9.30am-8.30pm. RELIANCE DIGITAL S25, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5900, 11am-9pm. IDEAL STORES 8, East Bashyagarulu Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-0136, 9am-9pm. DELL EXCLUSIVE STORE T5B, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5558, 11am-9pm. E-MEDIA 89/99, NGN Street, New Sidhapudur Tel: 96000-02080, 24 hours. SUPER ELECTRICALS 32-A, Addis Street, Grey Town Tel: 238-0430, 9.30am-8pm. HOME WORLD 1, White Field, New Damu Nagar, Puliakulam Road; Tel: 95855-46466, 9.30am-9pm.
VOICETEL COMMUNICATIONS 49A, Kandasamy Layout, Gandhipuram, Tel: 336-2182, 99656- 62209 DHANYA AGENCY 1st Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 437 -3644, 98431- 76444
NEW PETS ZONE 1399-D, Lawley Road Signal, Thadagam Road Tel: 93451-92776, 9.30am-9.30pm. LOVELY PET SHOP 1321, Thadagam Road, RS Puram Tel: 98422-57779, 9am-9pm. QUALITY PETS 1, SPM Complex, Kavundampalayam Tel: 98433-77700, 9.30-10pm SV PET CARE 1492, Thadagam Road, Venkitapuram, Govt. College of Technology Tel: 99525-28867, 8am-9pm. RK PETS l 71&72, Perur Main Road, Selvapuram Tel: 98650-88404, 97893-88777, 9.30am-10.30pm.l Vadavalli Tel: 97893 -88777 THE KOVAI PETS MART 1370, B Thadagam Road, RS Puram Tel: 98422-36369, 10am–10pm. SRI OSCAR AQUARIUM 727 A, Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 98942-14818, 9am-10pm.
MUSIC MUSIC PARK 301, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 245-6744, 10am–10.30pm. PHILLIPS ARENA 483, Ashok Plaza, Dr Nanjappa Road Tel: 223-3944, 10.00am–9pm. ORANGE ELECTRONICS 83 F, Sakthi Main Road Tel: 88700-00662, MUSIC WORLD 9/1, Bharani Complex, Edayarpalayam, Thadagam Road Tel: 98438-62520, 9.30am-8.30pm.
KALAIVANI MUSICALS 67, Kalaivani Illam, East Ramalingam Road, RS Puram Tel: 247-4650, 10am-2pm & 4pm-9pm.
SANGEETHA MUSICALS 133, Near Avila Convent, Sai Baba Colony, Tel: 438-3676, 10am-8pm, closed on Sundays. SHRI KRISHNA MUSICALS 11, Sir CV Raman Road, RS Puram Tel: 99937-42695, 10am-6.30pm. KALYANI MUSICALS 958, Mettupalayam Road, RS Puram Tel: 658-4021, 10am-8.30pm.
SRI KANNAN DEPARTMENTAL STORE 286-A, Bera Naidu Layout, Cross Cut Road, Ram Nagar Tel: 99947-00166, 9.30am-9.30pm. PARVATHY DEPARTMENTAL STORES 2/20, Railway Station Road, Thudialur Tel: 95008-44441, 9am-9pm. SRI MAHALAXMI STORES Parsn Complex, Parsn Sesh Nestle Point, Nanjundapuram Tel: 231-7162, C A STORES 237/238, TK Market Raja Street Tel: 239-7803, 9am-10pm. NILGIRIS SUPER MARKET l Ramanathapuram Tel: 439-5071. l Race Course Tel: 434-8068 . 8.30am-9pm. HOME MAGIC FAMILY STORES 7/31A, Mettupalayam Road, Thudiyalur Tel: 98422-10055, 8am-9pm.
MATTRESSES KURLON 45, NSR Road Sai Baba Colony Tel: 243-8435, 10am-9pm. SEALY GALLERY Vivanta By Taj - Surya, Race Course Road, Tel: 292-0203, 99410-08180 10am-8pm MATRESS GALLERY 81, Eleventh Street, Tatabad Tel: 249-8359, 9.30am-7pm. KOVAI SLEEPWELL AGENCIES 11-A, 10th Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 248-2202, 10am–9pm. REST O FOAM 57, Sathyamoorthy Road, Ramnagar Tel:223-0702, 98430-23448. 10am-8pm.
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FAB ZONE 427, Vivekananda Road, Ramnagar Tel: 223 7786, 98842- 4125. 10am-8pm.
CROCKERY SHOPS RAJ & RAJ 92,DB Road RS Puram Tel: 94432-29339 SELVAN SHOPPING CENTRE Sri Lakshmi Complex, 7, Cross Cut Road Tel: 223-0229, 9.30am-9.30pm.
GIFT SHOPS MEHTA’S BIG STORE Mehta Mansion, 178, DB Road, RS Puram; Tel: 247-2056, 94426-11992, 90430-01008, Mon-Sat 9.30am-9.30pm, Sun 4pm-9.30pm. MEDLEY 66, Lokmanya Street-East, RS Puram Tel: 427-3300, 98422-73300, 10.30am–9.30pm. GO GIZMO 49, East Sambandham Road, RS Puram Tel: 437-2515, 9.30am–9.30pm. ARCHIES LTD l T-17, Dr Krishnasamy Mudaliyar Road, Sukrawar Pettai, RS Puram Tel: 225-5070 l F11, 1st Floor, Fun Republic Mall, Avinashi Road Tel: 437-4640, 10am-9pm. THE NOVELTIES CENTRE 1061/B, Cross Cut Road Gandhipuram Tel: 249-4793 9.30am-10.30pm.. AVILA FANCY STORE Venkatapuram Thadagam Road Tel: 244-8724, 8am-9pm. VAMA ODDS N’ ENDS l 1, Thirunanasambhandham Road, Race course Tel: 433-7161, 98940-40571 l 708, The Grand Regent, Avinashi Road Tel:429-4444, 10.30am-7pm. BABAA GIFT GALLERY 1502, 1st Floor, Thadagam Road, Velandipalayam Tel: 244-9656, 9.30am-9pm.
STATIONERY SHOPS DEEVEEAR STATIONERS 211, 2nd Street, Gandhipuram, Tel: 249-5645, 10am-8pm. VASANTHAM STORES 61, Cross Cut Road Gandhipuram Tel: 223-4243 9am-9.30pm. DINAMANI STORES 8/1, Old Post Office Road Tel: 230-0020,10am-8pm. SRI SENTHIL STATIONERY 249, Cross Cut Road Gandhipuram Tel: 2230140 9am-9pm. SRI RAM AND CO 82, Cross Cut Road Tel: 223-5191, 9.30am-9.30pm. PREMA STORES 1504, Thadagam Road, Venkatapuram Tel: 243-4030, 9am-10pm.
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POULOSE AND SONS 765, Raja Street Tel: 239-1743, 231-7618 PANDIAN STORE 481 A, 100 Feet Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 252-8987, 8am-10pm. RAJA BOOK HOUSE 441, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 243-9569, 9am-9pm. THIRUMAKAL TRADERS 161, NSR Road, Tel: 244-1140, 9am-9pm. SKANDA 164, Aknes Middle School Pop, Eswaran Kovil Street, Town Hall Tel: 9677-889870, 10am-8.30pm. RAVISHANKAR PUBLICATIONS 954, Raja Street Tel: 99940-98487, 9.30am-6.30pm, closed on Sundays. AM BOOKS BAZAAR 1480, C2, 1st Floor, Near Krishammal Colony Tel: 98944-13191, 9am-10pm. CHERAN BOOK HOUSE 238, Big Bazaar Street Tel: 239-6623, 10am-8pm. PAI AND SONS Avinashi Road, Next to UCO Bank, Near Suguna Kalyanamandapam, Peelamedu Tel: 256-4239, SB AGENCIES 903, RG Street Tel: 230-1632, 9am-9pm. CHITRA PUBLISHERS DISTRIBUTORS 350, Raja Street Tel: 239-1741, 10am–8pm. FERNSNPETALS Aura Flora, 733, Avinashi Road Tel: 451-4004, 8am–9pm. NILLA BLOOMS 1047, COCO, HP Petrol Bunk, Avinashi Road Tel: 99659-08888, 6am–9.30pm. PETALS THE FLOWER SHOP 69/31, East Bashygaralu Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-5837, 8am–8pm.
DECATHLON NEELAMBUR SPORTS INDIA PVT LTD Spictex-Neelambur, 50 mtrs from Le Meridien, GS No 716/2B & 717/2B, Neelambur Village, Sulur Taluk Tel: 297-8700, 96555-23791, 9am–9pm. COSMOS 112, Raja Plaza, Avinashi Road, Lakshmi mill junction Tel: 422 3180, 10am–9pm. PLANET SPORTS F23-F24, Brookefields, 67-71, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5033, 11am-9pm. BABA SPORTS AND WEARS 316, Variety Hall Road Tel: 239-8549. THE PUMA STORE G-21, 67 To 71, Brookefields Mall, Dr Krishnasamy Mudaliyar Road, RS Puram Tel: 225-5440, 10am-10.30pm. SAMY SPORTS 41/1, Jayam Complex, LGB Nagar Bus Stop, Sathy Road, Sivanathapuram Saravanampatty Tel: 98948-52304, 9am–10pm.
IN THE PINK
Spas, beauty parlours, gyms, health clubs...
he city offers a lot for the harassed soul. With a reservoir of services that treat you from sole to soul, Coimbatore is a veritable paradise. From health clubs to gyms, spas and beauty parlours, there is a reservoir of services up for grabs. Not to mention, ayurvedic centres, yoga schools and places where you can indulge in some aroma therapy and alternative medicine, namely Homeopathy. But visitor discretion is advised. What worked for somebody else March not work for you and vice versa. Therefore, research well before you try out a new establishment or treatment.
SPAS LE SPA
The Residency Towers, 1076, Avinashi Road Tel: 224-1414, 7am-9pm. Leading unisex beauty salon in Coimbatore city, with exclusive car parking.
Vivanta by Taj – Surya, 105, Race Course Road Tel: 668-1000, 8am-10pm. Signature treatments and therapies, massages, scrubs and wraps to get the mind, body and spirit back to track. S – SPA Hotel Chenthur Park, 10/1-9 Avinashi Road, Near Coimbatore Airport, SITRA Tel: 427-9111/333, 9am-8pm MODERN SWEDISH MASSAGE THERAPY 145, Janani Nivas, Kalveerampalayam, Balaji Street, Phase II, Bharathiar University Tel: 99524-09415, 24 hours.
AYURVEDIC CENTRES SANTHIGIRI AYURVEDA SIDDHA HOSPITAL 30, Alagesan Road-2, Near Annapoorna Hotel, Saibaba Colony; Tel: 243-2282, 9042632120; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.santhigiriashram.org, 6am-8pm. Santhigiri healthcare credo is the ‘Nava Arogya Dharma Siddhantham’ (New Health Care Doctrine) of Guru, under which all medical systems, traditional and modern, are integrated to provide the most effective cure at reasonable costs. Holistic healthcare with qualified Allopathic and Homoeopathic doctors, besides Ayurveda, Siddha and Naturopathy under one roof. All Ayurvedic treatments and medicines are available. THE ARYA VYDYA PHARMACY 42, Perumalkoil Street, Ramanathapuram Tel: 231-5412, 231-6220, 9.30am–6pm. PRABHA AYURVEDIC RESORT l 409, Cross Cut Road Tel: 98430-60401 l 12/213, A Amarjothi Nagar, Thudiyalur Tel: 90430-40046, 9am–6.30pm. POORNA AYUR 128, Thirugnanasambandar Road, Race Course Tel: 421-2142, 8am-8pm.
CAUVERY AYURVEDA GRAMAM 50, Desaba Colony, West Club Road, Race Course Tel: 439-4181, 6.30am–7.30pm. KERALA AYURVEDA 24 A, DSP Compound, Lakshmipuram Tel: 92455-70513, 9am- 8pm. INDIAN AYURVEDIC HOSPITAL & RESEARCH SF-85, Raja Vignesh Nagar, Vilankurichi Road, Ganapathy; Tel: 251-1516, 7am-8pm. RANGA HOSPITAL 1638, Thadagam Road, Velandipalayam; Tel: 243-3220, Open 24 hours.
TONY&GUY 160/1, TV Samy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 427-0999/2766, 9am-9pm. GREENTRENDS UNISEX HAIR & STYLE SALON l 12/1, Thomas Park ,Race Course Tel: 222-2010. 10am–9pm l 109, West Venkatasamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-4979. 10am–9pm FEMINA BEAUTY PARLOUR Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 94421-06333, 10am-8pm. NATURALS UNISEX SALON 1510 A, PKD Nagar, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 420-4646, 451-0105, 7am-9pm. VIKASHNI SKIN & HAIR CLINIC l 46, 47, Zimson Complex, X-cut road, Gandhipuram Tel: 223-3032 l 266 D, NR Complex, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu Tel: 98944-25252, 9am-8pm. ELEGANCE STYLE LOUNGE 14, Ramalinga Nagar, 1st Layout Tel: 436-9970/9980, 98422-52225, 11am–8pm. GLOW BEAUTY SALOON & BRIDAL STUDIO 1772-1, 1st Floor, Olymbus, Ramanathapuram Tel: 97885-59766, 10am–9pm. TURN STYLE 59, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 434-2416, 99525-55878, 8am-8pm. KAYALVIZHI BEAUTY CLINIC 780, Trichy Road, Senthil Prabhu Complex, Sowripalayam Pirivu Tel: 99430-46921, 10am-8pm. LOTTUS SALON 66, Arockyasamy Road West, RS Puram, Tel: 97877-70143, 10am-7.30pm.
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Le Meridien, 762, Avinashi Road, Tel: 236-4343. A range of professional services for the renewal of mind, body and spirit. Soothing massages and treatments for complete relaxation.
POSH SALON AND SPA 147-148, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 436-7090. FEMINA HITECH HERBAL BEAUTY PARLOUR 220, New Scheme Road, Papanaickenpalayam Tel: 224-1104, 9.30am-8pm. CINDRELLA BEAUTY SPA 131/132, Sathiayabama Nilayam, Perur Main Road, Selvapuram Tel: 98423-44329, 10.30am-9pm. NATURALS FAMILY SALOON 1, Jampala House, Race Course Road, Thiru Gnana Sambandham Road, Tel: 439-3917/3971, 10am-9pm. SHRI VIKA BEAUTY PARLOUR 107, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 98432-33244, 10am–7.30pm. RAKAS UNISEX BEAUTY PARLOUR C2-C3, Madani Complex, 100 Feet Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-5870, 98422-28491 7.30am-10pm. EVES BEAUTY PARLOUR l 2296, Cross Cut Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 97914-75355 l 333, 1st Floor, Singapore Plaza, 229B, Cross Cut Road, 7th Street, Gandhipuram, Weekdays, 10.30am-7.30pm, PROFILE 147, TV Swamy West, RS Puram Tel: 255-5533, 10am–9pm. CUTS N CURLS 15 B, Trilok Vilas Tel: 72008-18493, 10am-8pm. HER BEAUTY PARLOUR 345, DJ Complex, 7th Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-2345, 98945-13166, 11am-8pm, closed on Sundays. SRIHA BEAUTY PARLOUR 509-B, Radhakrishnan Road, 6th Corner Tel: 99945-85203, 10am–9pm. GO COLOR 67-71, G6, Brookefields, Krishnaswamy Road Tel: 225-5335/5337, 11am-10pm.
BLOOD BANKS BIOMEDICAL LAB 174, Bahukarulu Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-2297, 437-0297, 9am-7.30pm.
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K G BLOOD BANK Arts College Road Tel: 221-2121, 24 hours. SHEELA HOSPITAL 117, East Power House Road, Tatabad Tel: 433-4500, 9am–6pm. GANGA HOSPITAL BLOOD BANK 313, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 248-5000 24 hours. POPULAR FRONT BLOOD DONORS FORUM 32, HMPR Street, Fort Tel: 97868-86691, CMC BLOOD BANK HOSPITAL Trichy Road, Tel: 230-1393, 24 hours. LIONS CLUB OF COIMBATORE LEGENT BLOOD BANK & REASEARCH CENTRE 420-422, DB Road, Red Rose Towers, RS Puram Tel: 247-4412/0046, 24 hours. G KUPPUSAMY NAIDU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 6327, Nethaji Road Tel: 430-5276, 24 hours. PSG HOSPITALS Peelamedu Tel: 257-0170/2121, 24 hours. ROYAL CARE SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL Site No.554 & 555, L&T Road, Neelambur. Tel: 222-7000
HAIR TREATMENT HAIRBITAT HAIR TREATMENT INDIA 53/2A, Puliakulam Village, Shanmuga Nagar, Sungam Bye Pass Road, Ramanathapuram Post; Tel: 98946-26288, 8am-8pm.
FITNESS EQUIPMENT SRI SAI SPORTS AND FITNESS 83/3, KKS Building, Civil Aerodrame post, Avinashi Road Tel: 336-2372, 9am-9pm. SUPREME FIT 382, Jayamahal Building,, DB Road, Rathinasabapathy Puram Tel: 335-6485, 9am–9pm. FIT & FIT EXERCISE EQUIPMENT 16, 100 Feet Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 335-9410, 10am-9pm. ACME FITNESS 1197/1198-A, 1st Floor, Avinashi Road, Pappanaickenpalayam; Tel: 224-3335, 9am-8pm.
EYE BANKS LOTUS EYE HOSPITAL Civil Aerodrome Post, Avinashi Road, NH 47 Tel: 422-9900/9999, 24 Hours. ARAVIND EYE BANK Avinashi Road Tel: 436-0400, 24 hours.. SANKARA EYE BANK Sathya Road, Sivanadapuram Tel: 266-6418, 24 hours. THE EYE FOUNDATION EYE BANK DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 424-2000, 8.30am–8.30pm. Coimbatore
#273, Amarjyothi Layout, Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore - 560071 Tel: +91 80 4115 2093, 4115 2891 E-mail: email@example.com www.caneboutique.com
THE RESIDENCY TOWERS Avinashi Road Tel: 2241-4141, 6am-6pm. Newly renovated Gym with latest equipment. Complete privacy. Car parking available. FITNESS ONE 133/82, West Sambandam Road, RS Puram Tel: 337-1129, 5.30am-9pm. A P A HEALTH CARE CLINIC 14, Ragavendra Nagar, Kavundampalayam Tel: 95007-39782, 10am-12pm & 2pm-4.30pm EVOLUTIONS FITNESS CLUB VKS Complex, NSR Main Road, Saibaba Colony; Tel: 90036-87111/ 97111 . .
HOLY KINGS HOMEOPATHY CLINIC 241, Maruthamalai Road, PN Pudur Tel: 90432-87808, 94863-82600, 10am-1pm & 6pm-9pm. SRI KRISHNA HOMEO CLINIC Sri Vijay Complex, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 94434-60783, 9.30am-12.30pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm, closed on Sundays. DR SAITS HOMEOPATHIC CLINIC 42, Behind Lesieux School, Bharathi Park, 8th Cross, Saibaba Colony Tel: 244-8388, 93645-45088, 9.30am-1pm & 3.30pm-6pm, closed on Fridays. HOMEO ZONE HEALTH SERVICES l 5 A, Swathi Building, 100 Feet Road, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-7859, 327-6767 l 9A, SRP Nagar, Saibaba Colony Tel: 245-0253 l 61, Ponnurangam Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-0967, 10am-2pm & 5.30pm-8pm. MADURA HOMEO CLINIC N-19, CBM College Road, Kovaipudur Tel: 260-9324, 9am-12pm & 5pm-8pm.
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NANAS HOMEO MEDICAL CENTER 29-30, Ramnagar Corporation Complex, Patel Road, Tel: 223-7855, 93448-38657, 9.30am-1pm & 3.30pm-7pm. ASWINI HOMEO CLINIC 4/2, MTP Road, KKG Complex, Avundampalyam Tel: 244-5662, 98430-64149 Weekdays, 9am-2pm & 6pm-10pm. Sun, 10am-2.30pm. CARE AND CURE MULTISPECIALTY HOMEO CLINIC 21-A, Sri Ram Layout, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 243-1043, 96009-99379, 9am -1pm & 5pm-9.30pm, closed on Sundays.
HOSPITALS/ 24-HOUR PHARMACIES SRI RAMAKRISHNA HOSPITAL SNR Sons Charitable Trust 395, Sarojini Naidu Street, New Siddhapudur Tel: 450-0000 Institutions under them are SREC, SRIT, SRPC, SRCW and SNR Sons College. The trust also has Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. firstname.lastname@example.org KRISSH PHYSIO CLINIC 6, Poombuhar Nagar, Edayarpalayam Tel: 94880-76419, 95242-07770, 9am-1pm 5.30pm-8.30pm. CMC HOSPITAL Coimbatore Medical College Compound, Trichy Road Tel: 230-1393/1394. ARAVIND EYE HOSPITAL Avinashi Road Tel: 436-0400, 7.30am-6pm MASONIC MEDICAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN 232, Race Course Road Tel: 222-0663/0664 SINDHU HOSPITAL 2A, Balasundaram Street, Avarampalayam Road Tel: 256-6727, 6am-9.30pm. THE EYE FOUNDATION 582-A, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 424-2000, 6.30am-6.30pm. KOVAI HEARING SPEECH & BALANCE CENTRE 7-A, Artsan Towers, Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 439-0909, 231-7472, 9am-9pm. KOVAI MEDICAL CENTER AND HOSPITAL 3209, Avinashi Road Tel: 432-3800, 308-3800. VKTVR GROUP HOSPITAL 2750, Narayana Guru Road, Saibaba Colony Tel: 244-5311/5451. NAVEEN HOSPITAL Trichy Road, Raja Nagar Tel: 231-7065/7589. SANKARA EYE CENTRE l Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust, Sathy Road Sivanadapuram Tel: 266-6450/6451. THULASI PHARMACIES l 225, 2nd Street, Gandhipuram Tel: 249-5018, 429-9523 l 79, West Venkatasamy Street, RS Puram Tel: 254-1045.
TATTOO PARLOURS DRAGON EYE 21/9, Bharathi Park Road, 4th Cross, Saibaba Colony Tel: 421-2224, 90434-44400, 95854-44400, 10am–9pm. UP BEAT THE FASHION STUDIO 135, TV Swamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-7118, 10am–10pm. GO BANNANAS 136, TV Samy Road West, RS Puram Tel: 437-8234, 93631-25234, 10am–9.30pm
DAISY HOSPITAL PVT LTD 198-A, Katoor Street, PN Palayam, Tel: 95669-90011, 452-4200, 10am–5pm.
INSURANCE LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE 47A/53, Nethaji Street 6, Udayampalayam, Gounder Street, Sowripalayam Tel: 335-6281,98422-89894
YOGA CENTRE RUTHAMBRA YOGA CENTRE Kalki Nagar, Peelamedu Tel: 93444-15670, 6am-10am & 2pm-9pm. ISHA FOUNDATION Velliangiri Foothills Semmedu Post Tel: 251-5345/5300, 6am–8pm. ishafoundation.org AMRUTHA HEALTH CARE YOGA CENTRE 24 A, Bharathi Park, 5th Street, Saibaba Colony Tel: 243-6012, 6am-12.30pm & 4.30pm7.30pm. AUM YOGA THERAPY CENTRE 564, MS Complex 1st Floor, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-9514, 98944-01836, 5.30am-7am, 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-7.30pm, closed on Sundays. THANAMBIKKAI YOGA CENTRE 13, AN Palayam, Jallikadu, Vadamadurai Kurudampalayam Tel: 99421-69269, 8am–10am.
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APOLLO PHARMACY l 12/53, Rangai Gowdar Street Tel: 247-1112 l 1147, Sathy Road, Ganapathy Tel: 233-0415 l 1 A Ground Floor, Sullivan Street, Gandhipark Tel: 234-1153 l 2270 & 2271, Ground Floor, Trichy Main Road, Ondipudur Tel : 227-2992. PGS HOSPITAL 14, Cowley Brown Road, RS Puram Tel: 656-2955, 436-6305. GANGA MEDICAL CENTRE AND HOSPITAL 313, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 248-5000. G KUPPUSWAMY NAIDU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 6327, Nethaji Road, Pappanaickenpalayam Tel: 430-5300, 224-5000. WOMENS CENTER & HOSPITALS 146 B Mettupalayam Road Tel: 420-1000. GEM HOSPITAL& RESEARCH CENTRE 45–A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 232-4100/5105. K G HOSPITAL Arts College Road Tel: 221-2121/2129. LOTUS EYE HOSPITAL AND INSTITUTE l 155 B, East Periyasamy Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-2161/2811 l 770/12, Avinashi Road Civil Aerodrome Post Tel: 422-9999 ROYAL CARE CITY UNIT 372-F, Dr Nanjappa Road, Opp Park Gate Signal; Tel: 400-1000, 223-3000. ALAGU PHARMACY l 1076, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 98947 50503. l 515, Dr Nanjappa Road Tel: 437 8539 ROYAL CARE SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL Site No.554 & 555, L&T Road, Neelambur. Tel: 222-7000 NG HOSPITAL 577, Trichy Road, Near Singanallur Police Station, Singanallur Tel: 259-5963. EDAMANAASSERY SPINE HOSPITAL Opp Camford International School, Maniyakarampalayam; Tel: 327-3999, 84895-43999.
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Builders, developers, realtors, architects...
eing Indiaâ€™s seventh largest city, Coimbatore is experiencing a tremendous growth in property rates. Always billed as one of the most liveable cities in the country, Coimbatore is finding that its core strength in the manufacturing sector, particularly in engineering and textiles, has given a new impetus to the real estate industry. That Kovai is centrally located and close to Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi by road is an added advantage. The prospects of people preferring Coimbatore as a place to invest in real estate in Tamil Nadu rather than the already saturated Chennai is very high. No wonder.
SPRINGFIELD SHELTERS 101, Renga Villas, New Dhamu Nagar Tel: 437-6060, 320-6060, 93448-31222. Reputed builders across Residential, Retail and Commercial sectors. Following cosmic energy based Vaastu Sastra and Manaiyadi Sastra. World-class construction quality and amenities. GRUHALAXMI 11, Sapphire Shree Shivvas Castle, GKS Nagar, Saravanampatty; Tel: 73730-45454 DIAMOND CITY DEVELOPERS Indsil House, 2nd Floor, 103-107, TV Swamy Road (West) RS Puram Te: 254-1444 SOBHA LTD 3rd Floor, B.J. Tower -1020, Avinashi Road, Near VOC Park, Tel: 2617-905/906 TRISQUARE PROPERTIES 8/20, Sundaram Brothers Layout, Trichy Road Tel: 450-6333 ARUN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 63/15, KK Pudur, Anna Nagar, Sai Baba Colony Tel: 98945-34310, 10am-9pm. ORKAY CONSTECH INDIA 25, Sankar Layout, Lakshmi Puram, Peelamedu Tel: 94432-54632, 9am-7pm. RAMANI REALTORS 1680, Ramaniâ€™s Regency, Trichy Road Tel: 98422-20016, 9am-10pm.
SREE VAISHNAVI REAL ESTATE 49, 1st Street, Sivananda Colony, Tatabad, Tel: 249-7400, 9am-8pm. VISHNU REAL ESTATE Trichy Road, Ondipudur Tel: 93632-45895, 10am-6pm. SHREE SARAVANAS REAL ESTATE CONSULTING 9/125, Nehru Nagar, Civil Aerodrom Post, Kalappatti Main Road Tel: 97897-80559. ADHITHYA VIGNESH REAL ESTATE CONSULTANCY 329, Old 242, Sastri Street, Bala Ranganathapuram, Hope College Tel: 98946-00843, 8am-8pm. BVS REAL ESTATE 16/44, Iyyapan Koil Complex, Thondamuthur Road Tel: 99441-78073, 9am-6pm. SRI PALANI MURUGAN REAL ESTATE 2112, Singanallur, Trichy Main Road Tel: 98422-51780, 98430-59233, 8am-8pm SREEVATSA REAL ESTATE 324, Mettuppalayam Road Tel: 243-7422, 243-7184, 9am-6pm A SUN REAL ESTATES & AGENTS 84A, Arokiasamy Road, RS Puram, Tel: 98431-33114, 98435-33114, 8am-8.30pm KUMARAN REAL ESTATE 83/A4,Sowdambigai Nagar, 2nd Street,Shivaji Colony Tel: 98651-48899
FOWLER & FOWLER 184A, Vellaore Road, Podanur Tel: 241-3379, 93631-04239, WORLD CIVIL ARCH 7/103-2nd street, AKC Avenue, Theetipalayam Village, Kalampalayam Post, Kalampalayam Tel: 98941-92261, 9am-6pm. KUMAR AND KUMAAR ASSOCIATES 42 C, Malaviya Street, Ram Nagar Tel: 98433-82233, 98430-82232. AVANT GARDE DESIGN CONSULTANTS 1280, Trichy Road, Tel: 230-1246. MARVEL DESIGN 91/8, Second Floor, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 255-2770. E ART HABITAT 7C, Asbestos Company Road, Podanur Tel: 98430-13999, 9am-5pm. JEYAKUMAR ASSOCIATES 23, Kalidas Road, Viswa Paradise Tel: 223-6467, closed on Sundays. PRABHAKAR C ICON DESIGN STUDIO 87-A, First Floor Sathy Road, Ganapathy, Muniappakoil Thottam Tel: 654-4331. SWETHA ASSOCIATE Saravanampatti, 89A, Alagu nagar, Kalapatti Main Road Tel: 94440-53074.
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V3 PROPERTIES INDIA 49, 11th Street, Tatabad Tel: 249-2373, 9.30am-6pm. POORANA CHANDRA BUILDERS & LAND DEVELOPERS 444-A, Collector Sivakumar Street, KK Pudur, Sai Baba Colony Tel: 98421-95174, 9am-6pm. S R CONSTRUCTION Sri Raam Plaza , 2nd Floor, Nanjundapuram Road, Ramanathapuram Tel: 439-6344 GREEN HOME LANDSCAPE 550, DB Road, RS Puram Tel: 254-6372, 9.30am-6pm. PARIVAR BUILDERS 8/1 M, Mansion Building, Race Course, Thomas Park Tel: 98940-90036, 9am-6.30pm. SRI LAKSHME RAM 15/27, Kongunagar, Ramnathapuram Tel: 76672-89900. VKV REAL ESTATES Sri Saravana Complex, Mettupalayam Road, Thudiyalur Tel: 98437-45006, 9.30am-6pm. SREEVATSA REAL ESTATES 8/2, Mettupalayam Road Tel: 245-4817. RMG HOMES 3/77, RMG Mansion, Maruthamalai Road, Vadavalli Tel: 242-2122, 10am-6pm. DEEKSHEN BUILDERS, A3,Anna Nagar, Vadavalli Road, Edayarpalayam, Tel: 99440-11907.
GIVING TIME A BREAK
Kodaikanal, Pollachi, Valparai, Wayanad, Mysore...
f you’ve never been to these places around Coimbatore, you have not met the right tour guide. There’s the Crocodile Farm in Amravathi Dam that is worth a dekko. Not to mention a stay in the many tree houses in Annamalai wildlife sanctuary. If you are a fan of hilly weather, nothing like Valparai and its streams, waterfalls and dense forests. But of course, who can miss the Queen of Hills, Ooty. Visit it during February and February and don’t forget to watch the annual flower show at its terraced Botanical Gardens. The list is endless... read on.
POLLACHI At a distance of 40 km away from Coimbatore lies Pollachi. It is the second commercial centre of Coimbatore district. The Mariamman temples and Subramanya temples are famous here. The five-hooded cobra, a Yali with a chain inside its mouth and the Zodiac signs are some of the sculptures in the temple stones. Distance — 40 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to visit — February-Jan.
canals for restraining the rivers, Aliyar, Sholiyar, Nirar, Thunakadavu, Parambikulam, Thekkadi and Palar. The Aazhiyaar dam is an excellent illustration for engineering masterwork. The dam stands tall at 81 metres and makes for a great picnic spot. Timings: 9am-6pm. Tel: 6611268. Distance — 84 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to visit — Oct-Mar BANNARI This town is 83 km from Coimbatore and 10 km from Bhavanisagar. Large numbers of devotees come to the famous Mariamman temple located here. The town is near the Western Ghats known for its massive, thick forests. Distance — 83 km and 10 km from Bhavanisagar. TTDC — 230-3176. Best time to visit — Oct-Mar BARALIKADU ECO TOURISM
This small town is just placed at the foot hills of the Nilgiris. It is about 52 km from Coimbatore. The unique railway line between Mettupalyam and Ooty is adventurous and joyous as it passes through green hills, tea plantations and forests. Distance — 52 Km TTDC — 2303176 Best time to visit — Dec-Mar MONKEY FALLS This is a wonderful waterfall that is located just some 65 kms from Coimbatore enroute to Valparai. Many tourists visit these falls on the way to Valparai, the queen of Annamalai Hills. Distance — 65 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to visit - Oct-February PARAMBIKULAM-ALIYAR The place is known for the Aazhiyaar dam, situated 24 km from Pollachi and 84 kms from Kovai. The Aazhiyaar dam was built during the period of 1959 to 1969 on the banks of the river Aazhiyaar. The ultimate objective of constructing this dam is irrigation and power generation. The dam comprises several small dams that are interlinked with tunnels and Coimbatore
Organised by Forest Department, this promises to be a fantastic one-day tour experience. The package includes a coracle boat ride in Piloor Dam, followed by a traditional adivasi lunch by tribal women along with welcome drink, trekking along the Athikadavu river and a river bath. Start from Coimbatore at7.30am and reach back by 7pm. Book in advance with the Forest Officer. Trips only on weekends and public holidays, excluding festival holidays. Route – Coimbatore-Karamadai-VelliankaduAthikkadavu-Baralikadu Distance from Coimbatore – 70 km Forest Dept – 0422-230-2925, 90470-51011 Best time to visit – All through the year 2018 // March // 83
TIRUPUR This is a textile city. Hosiery centres are aplenty in this city. Just 50 km from Coimbatore, T-shirts and other banian materials are stitched here and sold overseas. There are thousands of banian textiles in Tiruppur. This is the place where the great Kumaran, who fought for the country’s freedom, lived. He died holding the national flag in his hands. Distance — 50 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to visit — all through the year
Rolling greens are a highlight of this choicest spot in the Annamalai range of 56 estates. A fine picnic spot, Valparai is the head of all these estates. Only 102 kms from Coimbatore, the main plantation here is tea. Dotted all over are several waterfalls, streams, dams and dense forests. One can travel to Kerala from Valparai through the mountain road. Distance —102 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to visit — Sep-February KOTAGIRI This hill station lies in the Nilgiris. This is 105 km from Coimbatore and 28 km from Ooty. This is the ancient and the oldest hill resort of the Nilgiris hills. The British started their building activities early in 1819. This place too is surrounded by tea plantations. Distance — 105 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to Visit — all through the year BHAVANI This sacred and holy pilgrim town is 121 km from Coimbatore. It is known as the Triveni of South India. There is a famous temple namely Sangameshwarer Temple at the junction of rivers, Cauvery and Bhavani. This is dedicated to Lord Sangameshwarer and his better half, Vedanayaki. The British Collector William Garrow who was in Coimbatore and Salem districts during the reign of the British East India Company, had his office centre at Bhavani. He worshipped Goddess Vedanayaki. Distance — 121 Km TTDC — 230-3176 Best time to visit — all through the year YERCAUD Yercaud is a popularly known hill station near Salem in Tamil Nadu that is 1,500 metres (4,920 feet) above the sea level.Known for coffee plantations and orange groves, it has an orchidarium run by the Botanical Survey of India. A summer festival is held during the middle of February every year, which includes a seven-day exhibition of flower shows, dog shows, boating races and a fair. Distance — 137 Km Location — Sheveroy Hills of North-Central of Tamil Nadu TTDC — 044-2536-8358, 2538-3333/4444 Best time to visit — Feb-Jun & Sept-Nov
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BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK
Bandipur National Park is one of India’s best known sanctuaries at the foothills of the Western Ghats. It is home to around seventy tigers and over three thousand Asian elephants along with leopards, dholes, gaur and sloth bears. The best time to visit is throughout the year, but preferably in the monsoon when wildlife is plenty and forest is green. Distance — 133.9 Km Location — Forests of Mudumalai KSTDC — 080-2227-5869
Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bandipur — 08229- 236021/043 Best time to visit — Mar-Jun & Sept-Nov
MUDUMALAI The Mudumalai National Park lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 123 km north-west of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Places to visit include the Elephant Feeding Camp, Moyar River, Kallatty falls and Pykara Lake. You could also go on Elephant Safari and Van Safari conducted by Tamilnadu forest department. Distance — 123 Km Location — Northern Nilgiris Forest Ranger — 0423-2444098 Tourist Centre — 080- 2228-6181 Best Time to Visit — Feb-Jun
The town is famous for an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu. Other attractions include the Jumma Masjid (a Mosque) and the Daria Daulat Gardens. Near Srirangapattana is the Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary, the breeding site for several species. The summer palace of Tipu Sultan is nearby. Located 27 km upstream is the spectacular Sivasamudra Falls, the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the world. Distance — 220 Km Location — On the banks of Cauvery, 12 kms from MysoreKSTDC — 08236217454/55, 93410-22209, 2227-5869 Best time to visit — Oct-Mar
It receives the maximum number of tourists during the 10-day Dasara festival in FebruaryFebruary. One of the most visited monuments in India is the Ambavilas Palace (also known as Mysore Palace). The Jaganmohana Palace, the Jayalakshmi Vilas and the Lalitha Mahal are the others. The Mysore Zoo and the Karanji and Kukkarahalli lakes are popular hotspots. The city is also a centre for yoga-related health tourism. A short distance away is the Krishnarajasagar Dam and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens where a musical fountain show is held every evening. Places of historic importance lying close to Mysore are Srirangapatna, Somanathapura and Talakad. The hills, B R Hills and Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta and the hill stations of Ooty and Madikeri are all near Mysore. Popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts near Mysore include the National Parks at Bandipur and Nagarhole, the wildlife sanctuaries at Melkote and B R Hills and the bird sanctuaries at Ranganathittu and Kokrebellur. Other tourist spots near Mysore include the religious locations of Nanjanagud and Bylakuppe and the waterfalls at Shivanasamudra. Distance — 204 Km KSTDC — 0821-2423652, 2425349 Regional Tourist office — 0821–2422096 Best time to visit — Oct-Mar WAYANAD
It boasts of the picturesque waterfalls, the Ganganchukki and the Barachukki that cascade down 90 metres. These falls are the source of Asia’s first Hydro Electric Power Station called Shimsa. In full splendour during February and February. Distance — 202.7 Km Location — Skirts the Cauvery wild life sanctuary Travel by private vehicle Best time to visit — Jul-Sept Coimbatore
This unspoilt expanse of virgin rainforests in the Western Ghats in northeastern Kerala and south of Coorg is famous for its misty environs and offers a wide range of trekking opportunities, plantation visits and wildlife tours. Distance — 207 Km Location —Western ghats Kerala Tourism Information Office — 0493-2602134 Best time to visit — Oct-February 2018 // March // 85
YELAGIRI HILLS Great for easy-paced, relaxed weekends; this is an ideal getaway. You can do trekking, go on long nature walks or indulge in some leisurely boating. Some of the tourist attractions include Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park, Jalagamparai waterfalls, Swamimalai (the highest peak in the area), Murugan Koil temple and Telescope House. February and February each year is the time for a Summer festival at Yelagiri Hills. Distance — 252 Km Location — Near Jolarpet station Tourist Centre, Govt of Tamil Nadu — 080-2228-6181 Chennai office — 044- 2536-8358 Best time to visit — Nov-Feb
The enchanting 247 square-mile park in the Coffee land of Coorg boasts of huge herds of Asian Elephants, marsh crocodiles, monitor lizards, rock pythons, aquatic and terrestrial tortoises, frogs, toads and tree frogs and a myriad insects, including some very colourful butterflies. The best time to is between February and February. Location — Part of Nilgiri biosphere reserve. Tourist/booking offices Distance — 284 Km KSTDC — 080- 2227-5869 Range Forest officer 08274-246331, 94292-16062 Deputy Conservator of Forest — 08222-252041 Chief wildlife Warden — 080- 2334-1993 Best time to visit — Oct-February
Listed as a World Heritage Site, the city of ruins is home to over 500 monuments, each with a story behind it. The other tourism hotspots around Hampi include Anegondi, Pampa Sarovar, Gagan Mahal, Hospet and the Tungabhadra Dam.
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BELUR AND HALEBID Located on the banks of the Yagachi River, Halebid and Belur are known for the Hoysala temples, which are world famous for their sculptures and architecture. The twin towns are about 16 km away from each other. The Belur and Halebid temples are cut from soft stone allowing for very intricate carvings on the walls. They are comparable to the Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh. Distance — 268 Km Location — At the foothills of Western Ghat and 32 KMS from Hassan KSTDC — 08177-273224 Regional booking office — Halebid 08172-268862 Best time to visit — Oct-Feb
Distance — 635.4 Km Location — Bellary district Department of tourism 08394-241339,
08394-228537 KSTDC — 2227-5869 Best time to visit — Oct-Mar
This temple town in Tamil Nadu is a pit stop for spiritual awakening in the multi-lingual map of south India. The town brings together pilgrims, peace-seekers and tourists from around the world. Frozen in time, the holy hill of Arunachal and the ancient temple of Sri Arunachaleswara reside majestically in Tiruvannamalai. Many believe that the Supreme Being, Lord Shiva, has manifested his knowledge in the form of the hill. This Holy Spirit, said to permeate every inch of the town, can be felt with each step in every direction. It is said that goddess Parvati undertook the 14 km February around the hill bare-foot to repent her sins. After being forgiven by Lord Siva, she disappeared into Arunachal Hill. Distance — 335.8 Km Location — Beyond Krishnagiri. Directorate of Tourism, Tamil Nadu — 044-24321694;
Aurobindo Ashram founded by Sri Aurobindo in 1926, and Auroville (10 km) draw people from all over the world. Distance — 384.4 Km Location — Bay of Bengal Pondicherry Tourism office — 0143-2339497, 2330532 Best time to visit — Oct-Mar MEENAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE A historic Hindu temple dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort Shiva. The temple with an estimated 33,000 sculptures forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500 year old city of Madurai. It is the most prominent landmark and most visited tourist attraction in the city. The annual 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival, celebrated during February and February, attracts 1 million visitors.Best time to visit— Oct-Mar Distance — 213.5 km, about 4.5 hours by road, TTDC— 0452-233-7471 Tel: 0452-234-4360 District— Madurai
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation — 044-28547335 Best time to visit — Oct-Mar PONDICHERRY
The Union Territory of Pudhucherry (earlier Pondicherry) exudes a charming picture of a quaint French town with its neat, cobbled streets, elegant houses, policemen with red kepis, quaint signboards, statues of Dupleix and Joan of Arc and pretty gardens. The Coimbatore
This is a pilgrim centre and is one of the six places of Lord Subramanya. It is situated at an altitude of 140 m. The presiding deity is Sri Dandayuthapani. The idol in the shrine is made out of medicinal herbs and shrubs. A large number of pilgrims visit through the year. Located 107 kms from the city, a drive to Palani takes a little over two hours by car. Distance — 140 Km 2.14 hours by car. TTDC — 230-3176. Best time to visit — Sep-Mar
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MAHABALIPURAM Mahabalipuram has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th century, and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Distance — 484.8 Km Location — North Tamil Nadu coast Best time to visit — Oct-Mar THIRUVANNAMALAI
Published on Mar 1, 2018