The city of Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and is located at the Western Ghats and near the Noyyal River. The city came under the region which was ruled by the Sangam Chera, Cholas and the illustrious Vijayanagara Dynasty. Coimbatore also came under the Kingdom of Mysore and finally the Coimbatore district under the British colonial rule. Being surrounded by the Western Ghats the city is also a home to a wide array of flora and fauna and several other natural attractions. Today, the city is a fast developing economic hub and due to its culture that the city accumulated from its vast historical importance is a major tourist attraction.