Pollachi was known as "Pozhil Vaichi" meaning "land of prosperity". Pollachi is a picturesque holiday destination located 40 km to the south of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. It is a perfect vacation spot for families and travel freaks of all ages. Many spots around Pollachi are ideal for leisure getaway, scientific exploration and adventure activities. It is picture perfect for the nomenclature 'MINI KODAMBAKKAM' as there are lots of movies being shot throughout the year.
Due to the proximity to the Western Ghats, Pollachi enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. The temperature never exceeds 35 degree C in summer and never goes below 15 degree C in winter. This is one of the very few places in the country which enjoys rains from both South West and North east monsoon. Showers visit the area right from July, and the town receives on an average 90.7cm of rainfall annually being intensive during July to November. Cool breeze through the Palghat gaps keeps the climate pleasant throughout the year.
Pollachi belt is very rich in agriculture. The major crops here are Coconut, Paddy and vegetables. Pollachi also plays a vital role in the supply of essential food commodities to the state of Kerala. It is also known for manufacturing of coir and coir based products worldwide. Pollachi is a popular movie shooting location for the Indian film industry. It has been estimated that over 1500 movies are being shot around Pollachi Region. Many directors from Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi movie prefer Pollachi for outdoor shooting because of its scenic beauty. Thousands of movies in Indian languages have been filmed here. Lot of movies is filmed in the lush green outdoor of Pollachi.
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 centers 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 KM (1 hr) | Karur - 134 km (2 hrs) | Tirchy - 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. Palakkad junction is also 40 Km from Pollachi and is easily accessible.