Pollachi is a town in the Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu... This town of Pollachi which referred to 'the land of natural wealth and prosperity'. It was also recognized as Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the control of Kulottunga Chola III. Business and Agriculture are the major areas of interest for pollachians. Scenic locations with plenty of Coconut farms and Wonderful places with admirable weather and good water attract people enormously. Pollachi Jaggery Market is one of the largest markets in entire Asia .Cattle and old iron markets in Pollachi are also one of the major in the whole of South India. There are a number of dams surrounding Pollachi, such as Nirar Dam, Azhiyar Dam, Meenkara Dam, Sholaiar Dam and Peruvaripallam Dam. There are many ancient temples and is the best place for sightseeing
PLACES TO SEE
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is also known as Indira Gandhi National Park , situated at a distance of 90 km from Coimbatore .The Sanctuary is a natural habitat of wild animals such as panthers, elephants, , wild dogs, porcupines, flying squirrels, jackals, pangolins ,deer, gaur, civets, tigers, sloth bears, wild bears. And is home for birds like the red tree pie, rocket-tailed drongo, black headed oriole, whiskered bulbul, spotted dove, and pigeon.
Subramania Swamy Thirukoil
Subramania Swamy Thirukoil is a temple in Pollachi, devoted to Lord Subramanya, Also called Subramanyar Kovil, which was built in 700 years ago and named as 'Thiruvahatheswaramudayar Temple’ by the Konga Cholas. This temple is well recognized for its architecture.
Maasaniamman temple is located at a distance of 24 km from Pollachi. According to mythology, the temple was built in memory of a girl, who ate a mango from a tree which was extremely dear to King Nanan. The king sentenced the girl to death for daring to eat the mango of this tree. Local people made a female statue using sand from the girl’s grave and worshipped it as ‘Masani’. Tuesdays and Fridays are considered to be very favourable to Maasaniamman.
Aliyar Dam is situated at a distance of 20 km from Pollachi Town. The dam is a main tourist attraction of Pollachi, with parks, gardens, aquaria and a mini theme-park.
It is about 37 kms from Pollachi, It is a picturesque location in the Anamalai Hills... This small town is a perfect picnic spot.
This waterfalls and the dam are situated at a distance of 65 kms from Pollachi .The water of siruvani is recognized for its taste. It is said to be the second tastiest water in the world
Popularly identified as Cherrapunji of South India, It has an average elevation of 1193 metres Valparai remains fairly intact by much of tourism and related pollution. And is located 65 km away from Pollachi. It is famous with Tea and Coffee estates.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is located at Coimbatore which is 40 km from the town.
Pollachi is temporarily out of rail network due to gauge conversion. And the nearest one is Coimbatore
Pollachi is well connected by road and bus service from different parts of Tamil Nadu
Winter is a good time to visit Pollachi which reflects it’s flush with greenery after the monsoon season.