This is where the paradisiacal images of green hillsides draped in neatly lined tea bushes, coconut trees stretching towards the blue sky and the air thick with rustic charm converge into making vivid memories.
Derived from the Tamil expression, ‘PozhilVaichi’ or ‘land of prosperity’, Pollachi lies on the cusp of the Annamalai hills and the plains of Coimbatore. Dominated by a rich cultural, religious and natural lineage, the destination is sure to delight travellers with diverse sensibilities. Fringed by lush green plantations and inimitable serenity, Pollachi exudes a wondrous appeal.
The charm of discovering ancient temples, walking through the million shades of green that surround coconut and banana plantations and being a roar away from the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary never withers away. Sway to the rhythm of simple village life and lose yourself to the luxury of nature’s marvels.
Coimbatore airport is the nearest international airport to Pollachi – approximately 40 km (1 hour by road). International flights to Singapore, Sharjah are available by Silk Air, Air Arabia and Srilankan Airlines. Domestic airlines fly to Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and other Indian cities
Pollachi is well connected by a network of state and national highways to major metros like Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin etc by road.
Distance of various important centres from Pollachi:
Coimbatore – 40 KM (1 hr ) | Chennai – 525 KM (8 hrs) | Bangalore – 393 KM (6 hrs) | Mysore – 253 KM (4.5 hrs)
Cochin – 171 KM (3 hrs ) | Palakkad – 40 KM (45 min) | Madurai – 187 KM (3 hrs) | Erode – 128 KM (2 hrs)
Salem – 197 km (3 hrs by road) | Tirupur – 66┬áKM (1 hr) | Karur – 134 km (2 hrs) | Trichy – 223 km (3.5 hrs)
Coimbatore Junction is the nearest major railway station – approximately 40 km. Pollachi railway station is under modification due to the gauge conversion works. At present, all train services in Pollachi-Coimbatore; Pollachi – Palani, Dindigul; Pollachi – Palakkad sections are stopped due the Meter Gauge to Broad Gauge conversions. The Gauge conversion works are expected to get completed by end of 2013. Palakkad junction is also 40 Km from Pollachi and is easily accessible.