Kovaipudur is a large township located in the City of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It lies at the mouth of the Palakkad Pass and at the south western fringe of the Coimbatore city, bordering the Western Ghats at the foothills of the Madukkarai range in Coimbatore and the Walayar ranges in Kerala. Kovaipudur has mainly scrub vegetation as these hills make it a rainshadow area. The mean temperature is significantly lower than Coimbatore city.
It is known as Little Ooty due to its cool climate and serene environment, and was set up sometime in late seventies. Today this township has some 7500 plus families, three arts colleges, two engineering colleges, a polytechnic and a handful of schools. Kovaipudur is a 10-minute drive by car from Ukkadam, and a 30-minute drive from Gandhipuram.
3D,3H 3N, 3M, S14, 107, 3R, S17, 4J,160, S25, 2M, 3V, 67A, 160C and many more buses start from here. There are also various mini-buses plying along the sundakkamuthur road which has its final destination at Town Hall, next to Ukkadam
The Regional Transport Office of Coimbatore West (TN99) is located in Kovaipudur.There is a police training academy, along with numerous schools and colleges. Shanti Ashram is a renowned social organization of the region. Kovaipudur has a huge playground where sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball and lots of other sports are played by school and college students. There is also an integrated township with a golf course.