Conference Title : Connect Coimbatore 2013
Theme : Are you Learning as Fast as the World is Changing?
Venue : Hotel Le Meridien, Coimbatore Date : 07 February 2013 Time : 0830 hrs
There is a lot to see within the city. The Gas forest Museum built in 1902,is the first of its kind in India. Other places of interest include the centaury old Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.The Zoo at the VOC Park has a curious mix of wild cats,birds of prey and reptiles.
A number of theme parks have emerged on the outskirts of the city and a child’s holidays invariably begin with a fun trip to one of them.
Kovai Kuttalam is a picturesque waterfall,about an hour’s drive from the city. Tall teak trees surround the area and it is a beautiful sight to watch the water gush down the mountain precipices. One can pack a picnic lunch and head out to the Siruvani river, known as one of the sweetest tasting waters of the world.
Other spots to visit include the Aliyar dam, a series of dams constructed over tunnels and canals.
The Parambikulam- Aliyar multipurpose project is a major source of power generation and supplies water to the agricultural belts around the region. Other noteworthy places include the Vaidehi falls, the Tirumoorthy hills and the Nirar dams; a welcome relief from the grey of concrete. The Vellingiri Hills is quiet, picturesque retreat where one can surrender to the power of Nature.
For a city that is much quieter than its metro counterparts, Coimbatore has a unique blend of opportunities for the tourist to savour and surrender to. they can be hurried through in a day or relished at leisure, over time.