Coimbatore city has many wildlife sanctuaries located few kilometers away from its limits. They are Mudumalai sanctuary and Valaparai sanctuary near Pollachi.
At Coimbatore you can witness many local festivals celebrated with in the city and at the rural surrounding villages. Most important among them are the Pongal, Diwali, Christmas, Ramzan and the car festival in Koniamman temple.
There are many places of interest in Coimbatore. And they draw huge crowds during weekends and major public holidays.
In Coimbatore there are many landmarks in terms of churches, temple and mosques. Some of them are more than hundred years old and are very popular among tourists.