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NaBIC 2009 Venue and City Information


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NaBIC 2009 venue will be PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Coimbatore is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu, also known as Manchester of southern India. Coimbatore is situated in the extreme west of Tamil Nadu, near the state of Kerala. It is surrounded by mountains on the west, with reserve forests and the on the northern side. The entire western and northern part of the district borders the Western Ghats with the Nilgiri biosphere as well as the Anaimalai and Munnar ranges. A western pass to Kerala, popularly referred to as the Palghat Gap provides its boundary. Because of its close proximity to the Western Ghats, the district is rich in fauna.

Coimbatore is situated on the banks of the Noyyal river. Many lakes and ponds were constructed near the river in ancient times. The city of Coimbatore has nine lakes (wetlands). In most of the urban ecosystems, these wetlands are the major life-supporting component with high concentrations of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrate species.



The city has an airport at Peelamedu (11 km from the city). The Coimbatore airport caters to domestic flights to all the major Indian cities and international flights to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Sharjah and Colombo.


Broad gauge trains connect Coimbatore to all parts of India and Tamilnadu. The Coimbatore Junction is well connected to major Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai, besides to the neighboring State of Kerala.


Get around

Getting around Coimbatore is easy. There are public transport buses, auto rickshaws and call taxis available in plenty. Call taxis are the best as they have digital meter installed which will tell you the cost. Minimum charge is Rs. 35/- .There are many call taxi operators, you can get the number from your hotel or railway station, airport etc.

By taxi

  • Rajshree Call Taxi :+91-422-2513716 & 093666 59900

  • Mayil Vahanam Travels: 098422-44744, +91 422 436 56 69

  • A.G Travels : 09865853446, 99407 12967

  • ABI Call Taxi : +91-422-2474747

  • Best Call Taxi : +91-422-2555222

  • City Call Taxi : +91-422-2234455

  • Kovai Call Taxi : +91-422-2478787

  • Siruvani Call Taxi : +91-422-2472626

  • Vinayaga Call Taxi : +91-422-2494949

  • Capital Call Taxi  : +91-422-2440555

  • Aroma Call Taxi : +91-422-2474747

  • SS Cabs :+91-422-2444324 & 9443040601

  • Sree saravanaa travels:+91-422-3 26 26 36cell98422 98446 93600 11221

  • Yellow Cabs:  +91-422-435 11 22 

Car rentals

  • PCF Tours and Travels - For excellent services for full day car hire. + 936 325 3251

  • COR holidays - South india package Tour Operator - contact +91 96007 93007 or +91 93447 93443

  • Lakshmi Travels, Pappanaickenpalayam - Contact: 98422 19900 - for full-day car hire

  • Yellow Cabs Call Taxi 422-435 11 22

  • Capital Traveline, No, 166, VRG complex, N.S.R Road, Saibaba Colony contact:+91 99943 99913- for All Travel needs

  • Shri Aditya Travels +919944003594

  • SS Travels Koundampalayam :0422-2444324.

  • Indus Travel Link, 100 Feet Road : +91 422 4369766

  • Uva Tours India - Package Tour Operator - 23 teachers colony,Podannur,Coimbatore-23 ,+91 999 5139563,91 422 2671925


  • Coimbatore is surrounded by hill ranges and hence several picnic spots for one-day drive and back exist around Coimbatore. Some of them are: Kovai Kutrallam water falls(45 km), Monkey falls(75 km), Athikadavu stream(40km), Kallar river banks(55 km), Topslip town(90 km), Malampuzha dam(60 km),Thirumurthy waterfalls(90 km), Dhyanalinga Yogic temple & Isha Yoga centre(35 km), Vellingiri hill temple(65 km), Marudhamali Hill Temple(20 km), Vydehi Water falls(35 km), Bhavani Sagar(55km), Kodiveri(75 km) etc.

  • Most of them are not very well known to outsiders and if you go on a working day , the tranquility would be an added advantage. And most of these roads are good, compared to Indian standards.

  • There are three good water theme parks Black Thunder Near Ooty foot hills Kovai Kondattam enroute to Siruvani Dam and Maharaja Water Theme Park near Neelambur, Avinashi Road. The entry fees are 300 to 350 for adults , while children get a discount of Rs 50-100 per head.

  • Temples in and around Coimbatore are: Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, Eachanaari Vinayaga Temple in Pollachi road, Marudhamalai Hill Temple, Anubhavi Subramniar temple which has a natural spring that spurts water throughout the year, Perur Siva Temple which is more than 1000 years old with wonderful sculptures, Asia's biggest statue of Lord Ganesha temple in Puliakulam. Other temples are Ayappan Pooja Sangam in Ramnagar and Ayyappan temple in New Siddhapudur, Sringeri Saradha Koil, Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Saibaba colony, Koniamman temple and Ramar temple in Ramnagar near Gandhipuram bus stand. Isha Yoga Center's SHIVA TEMPLE - Worth visiting -20 km from city. The famous Palani temple devoted to Lord Muruga is 100 km from Coimbatore.

  • Other places of worship include Kottai Hidayathul Islam Safia Jamath Mosque in Kottaimedu

  • Churches in Coimbatore are Infant Jesus Church in Kovaipudur, where devotees throng on thursdays for attending the Noveena.St.Antony's Church in Puliakulam, where many devotees offered their prayers on every Tuesday, CSI Immanuel, Intouch Fellowship at the YWCA Hall.

  • Dams are Siruvani (World's Second tastiest water which is the source of drinking water in Coimbatore), Amaravathi Dam(Udumalpet), Thirumoorthi Dam(Udumalpet), Aazhiyaar(Aaleeyaar), Sozhaiyaar (Solaiyaar), Bhavani Sagar,

  • Waterfalls include Monkey falls on the way to Vaalpaarai hills, Kovai kutralam near siruvani and others are on the way to Vaalpaarai hills and Ooty hills,Thirumoorthi falls near Udumalpet(65 Km)..

  • Hill stations are Ooty(80 km), Vaalpaarai near Pollachi having no of sight seeing and picnic spots, Kodaikanal(180 km).

  • Sanctuaries are Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary(150 km), Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary(100 km), Top Slip.

  • Crocodile Park in Amaravathi is near Udumalpet (65 km).

Coimbatore is lush green barring the core summer month of March to Jun, and is relatively unexplored by outsider tourists. The rainy season is also mild compared to the heavy rainfall that the neighbouring Kerala state witnesses.Hence people looking for an economy travel with peaceful motoring (bike/car) could explore Coimbatore and the surrounding hills like Anaikatti , Kovai Courtalam, Kurundhamalai etc.


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