It is often referred to as the 'Manchester of South India' due to its cotton production and textile industries. Being surrounded by the Western Ghats the city is also a home to a wide array of flora and fauna and several other natural attractions.

Marudamalai Temple

1200 years old

Patteeswarar Temple

1000 years old

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple

all religions

Aliyar Reservoir

park, garden, aquarium

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

250 species of bird

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

indigenous people

Siruvani Waterfalls

tribals, falls

TNAU Botanical Gardens

VOC Park/Zoo