Coimbatore is my choice for the most livable city in IndiaCoimbatore, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, is my Choice for the most livable city in India. It has superb weather for around ten months in a year. It is influenced by the Kerala monsoon. It is one city that has overcome its water problem through innovative rainwater harvesting efforts. The involvement of the public in saving the famous Ukkadam lake was fabulous with the actor Kamal Hassan also giving a helping hand.
Excellent schools and colleges made it a fabulous educational hub. The presence of hospitals such as Kovai Medical Centre, Ramakrishna, Kuppuswami Memorial Hospital and the Ganga Hospital has made it a haven for world-class medical facilities and for medical tourism as well. Ooty, the queen of hill stations, is just a two hours drive from here.
Coimbatore has an excellent engineering base and is heavily industrialized. The buses ply to nook and corner of the city and this is possibly the only city that has pucca roads connecting it to over three hundred villages. No wonder a huge number of international schools and small scale industries are spring up in these areas. One can find the spirit of entrepreneurship only here. Thousands of Gujarathis referred to as "Seth" in Tamil, have made it their home for over seventy years. Coimbatore is home to at least three world-class engineering colleges, the PSG Institute of Technology, The Coimbatore Institute of Technology and the Government College of Technology. Of late, a huge number of M.Tech courses are also available. The Karunya University, The Karpagam University, Avinashilingam University for Women are three deemed Universities that are very famous. There are at least ten more very good self-financing colleges.
One can find the best of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The gated communities are multiplying day after day. Corporate executives are now happily setting down in this city. Coimbatore has excellent air, road and rail connectivity to all parts of India. The people are very respectful of fellow human beings. This is one city where it is difficult to find beggars!!
It is also one of the cleanest cities of India. Choose Coimbatore for happy living. If you want to develop entrepreneurial ideas, visit this city. You will find plenty of them. For example, organic food restaurants are multiplying day after day.
Welcome to Coimbatore, my choice for the most livable city of India.
This is my entry for the "choice" tow contest.