Good news for visitors - you don't need to speak in Tamil to manage
your way through Coimbatore. English will do just fine. And in case
you know any other language like Hindi, we still recommend you stick
Light cottons should be the order of the day unless it is raining.
Traffic in the city is pretty orderly unless you are ravelling
on the highways, where we recommend that you drive very cautiously.
If you are looking at economical public transport, the In-city
bus service and minibus service will prove ideal provided you have
one of those bus guides with the bus numbers and their respective
destinations handy. But we recommend this only if you have time
and during lean hours.
Autorickshaw drivers in general are a very genial lot here and
very respectful. The metered rate is very exorbitant, the drivers
usually ply for a flat rate and are open to bargaining. At all times
enter the autorickshaw only after you are in agreement with the
driver as to what the fare should be.
Unless you are at a well-run restaurant or hotel, avoid drinking
water other than from sealed water bottles (mineral water).