Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, situated on the banks of the river Noyyal surrounded by the Western Ghats. Often referred to as the Manchester of South India, it is one of the fastest growing cities in India and is a major hub for textiles, industries, commerce, education, information technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. There are a number of cotton production and textile industries located in and around the city.
Coimbatore city has a warm and humid climate with the summer months from March to May seeing hot and humid days when maximum temperatures can reach 38°C or more. The temperature starts to dip from the month of August towards the end of the winter season, though minimum winter temperatures remain above 18°C.