Pollachi Place of Interest

Pollachi is a town and a municipality in the Coimbatore district. It is an important commercial area in the region and has a big market for agricultural products. Coconuts and tender-coconuts are exported from here to all over India. Pollachi is the nearest town to the Indira Gandhi National Park. Due to its proximity to the Western Ghats, Pollachi has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Pollachi is also famed for its market, especially for Jaggery and cattle. The Jaggery Market in Pollachi is the Asia’s biggest Jaggery Market. It is located 40 km south of Coimbatore.


Alagunachiamman Koil

It is located at Pollachi. It was built by group of people who were living in Valliarachal (80 km from Pollachi). Formation of this temple is due to the theft of statue of their family God (Arulmigu Alagunachiamman) on the river side of Pollachi. So they selected a brick, placed it in the same place and built a small temple. Now this temple was rebuilt in the year 2002.

Aliyar Dam :

Aliyar Dam

Aliyar Dam was constructed in 1962 across the Aliyar river. It is located about 65 Km from Coimbatore and it is found on the foothills of Valparai. Here, Aliyar lake receives water from upper aliyar reservoir through hydro-electric power station in Navamali and the Parambikulam reservoir through a contour canal. Near Aliyar dam, a good-looking park, an aquarium and a mini theme park is being maintained by Tamilnadu Fisheries Corporation. Ambarambalayam Darga is situated at the banks of the river Aliyar.04253-288728

Arivu Thirukovil (Aliyar Ashram) :

It is a Temple of Consciousness. Teaching for kundalini yoga and meditatdion guide by Shri Vethathiri Maharishi, Arulnithi and Manavalakalai teachers. It is the home of the Vethathiri Maharishi Kundalini Yoga and Kayakalpa Research Foundation, founded by Shri Vethathiri Maharishi in 1985. In a beautiful natural setting at the foothills of the Western Ghats and in view of the Aliyar reservoir, the Temple of Consciousness is the focus for a silent revolution, transforming the lives of thousands of people, irrespective of creed, color, race, religion or nationality. Located at Vethathiri Maharishi Kundalini Yoga Kaya Kalpa Research Foundation, Temple of Consciousness, Arutperum Jothi Nagar, Aliyar - 642 101, Ph : 04253-288733, 288744, 288755.

Ambarampalayam Darga :

This darga is situated on the banks of the river aliyar. A lot of devotees from Kerala and Tamilnadu visit this Darga with a belief that evil spirits will get away.

Kadamparai Dam :

Special permission must be sought to visit this place. Hydro Electric plant at Kadamparai between Pollachi and Valparai is most worth seeing. Many wild species are found frequently in this region. It’s speciality lies in the fact that it is carved out within a single rock, which gives an astonishing view.

Maghudeeswaran Temple

Around 1200 years ago, temple for Lord Shiva has been raised here. It is located 18 km away from Pollachi near Ramanamuthalipudur village on the way between Annamalai and Sungam road. Ruined temple and its pillars are undergoing reconstruction. Temple is surrounded by its green valleys and river makes the place more beautiful.

Mahalingapuram-Round Road alais Round Tana :

This Round Road is located in Mahalingapuram colony, and it is the most favourite place for joggers, walkers, volleyball, Basketball and batmitton players. The place is the called a get-together place for all the community from Pollachi town. This Round road park opens early morning 5 a.m and most of the people come to walk and exercise. This place has a play ground for kindergarten children. The place also features with Jawaharlal Nehru statue.

Masani Amman Kovil :

Situated between Pollachi and Topslip it is about 55 kms from the heart of Coimbatore. Devotees believe that if they grind red chilly paste and apply it on the presiding deity, their lost valuables will be restored to them. It is located at Aanamalai, Pollachi - 642104.04253-282337

Nallamudi Poonjolai Valley :

This valley is situated in Anaimudi Estate of Ms. BBTC Ltd. The reason behind naming it as Anaimudi Estate is very obvious. One can see the highest peak in South India i.e. Anaimudi Peak from here. It will attract lot of tourists as this place has a beautiful view of a huge valley below as well. Contact District Forest Officer : Ph : 04259-235385.

Prachanda Vinayagar Temple :

This temple of Lord Ganesha is more than 1000 years old as believed by the local public. Located on the banks of River Aliyar, about 8 kilometers to the south of Pollachi, this temple was in a dilapidated condition about 2 years ago. This temple is growing more and more popular among the devotees of Coimbatore. Subbegoundenpudur, Sungam-642103.04253-221048

Reverent Subramania Swamy Thirukoil :

This temple is located at Pollachi. Konga Cholas built this temple of ‘Lord Shiva’ and named it as ‘Thiruvahatheswaramudayar’ temple, 700 years ago. This temple is a of high architectural value. In due course, it was called as ‘Subramanyar Kovil’ and ‘Lord Subramanyar’ is worshipped here. Ph : 04259-229054

Reverent Subramania Swamy Thirukoil

Sulakkal Mariamman Temple

This temple is located on Coimbatore - Pollachi road, 32 kms from Ukkadam. ‘Sulakkal’ was near the dense forest. The inhabitants of Sulakkal and other villages nearby usually send their domestic animals to the forest for their feed. Dharsana Timings: On Tuesdays & Fridays : 6:00 am to 8:00 pm On all other weekdays: 6:00 am to 1:00 pm & 3:00pm to 8:00 pm. 04259-246246

Velayudhaswamy Thirukoil - Senjarimalai :

This temple was originally built by ‘Karikala Chola’ and renovated by Veerapallalai III dates back to 13th century. A holy spring called ‘Gnanatheertha Sunai’ and a sacred tree known as ‘Karunochi’ can be seen. Here, Lord Muruga came to be worshipped as Manthragiri and Shree Velayudhaswamy. Located at Senjarimalai.


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