Coimbatore Junction Railway Station is the primary railway station in the city. FabHotel Thaai Railway Station is one of the most popular budget hotels near Coimbatore Junction Railway Station, located just 200 m away.
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About Coimbatore Junction Railway Station
Started operations in 1861, Coimbatore Junction Railway Station works under the jurisdiction of the Salem division of Southern Railways. Being the second busiest station in Tamil Nadu after Chennai Central, it is one of the major train stations in South India.
The area around Coimbatore Junction is always busy, typical of any major railway station in India. There are a few educational institutions nearby as well, such as Government Arts College and Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. A few kilometers away on Race Course Road, there is a unit of Suzlon Energy Ltd, one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world.
Trivia: Coimbatore Junction Railway Station is one of the top booking stations in India and it contributes 45 percent of revenue of the Southern zone.
Shopping and dining around Coimbatore Junction Railway Station
There are quite a few products available near Coimbatore Junction Railway Station. One may not find branded, high-end products, however, someone with a watchful eye and decent bargaining skills can walk away with a good deal.
As far as restaurants are concerned, there are a number of places that offer authentic Indian cuisine. Annalakshmi Hotel is a vegetarian restaurant that doles out North and South Indian dishes, while M.P.K Hotel offers authentic Kerala cuisine. Hyderabad Biriyani on Podanur Main Road perhaps serves the best Biryani in town.
Among the places to enjoy a drink, F Bar is one of the most popular ones with an upbeat ambience and a wide collection of mocktails and liquors. Other popular bars in the area are at Legend's Inn and Park Inn.
Attractions around Coimbatore Junction Railway Station
Some of the interesting places you can visit while in Coimbatore are:
• Thandu Mariamman Temple (1 km)
• CSI Immanuel Church (1.6 Km)
• Coimbatore Government Museum (2 Km)
• V O Chidambaranar Park and Zoo (1.7 Km)
• GD Naidu Museum (4.2 Km)
• TNAU Botanical Garden (5.4 Km)
How to reach Coimbatore Junction Railway Station
Most of the trains passing through the region halt at Coimbatore Junction Railway Station, while Tamil Naidu also has an efficient network of inter-state bus service.
The major bus stand in the city – Ukkadam Bus Stand, is just 1.6 km away. Coimbatore International Airport is about 11 km away.
While in Coimbatore, one can conveniently plan a trip to nearby destinations as well. There are plenty of options for budget hotels in Ooty or hotels in Pondicherry.