Pollachi is an amazing place which is approximately 43 kms from Coimbatore. It takes nearly an hour to reach Pollachi from Coimbatore railway station. We ( My husband, daughter and myself) started our trip from Chennai to Coimbatore on 18.8.2021 and reached our destination the next day. We took a bus to Ukkadam and boarded another bus to Pollachi.
After having our breakfast at Hotel Ramana’s, we relaxed at our lodge, Seetharam Lodge. We resumed our journey to visit various tourist spots the next day. We hired a cab and visited the famous, Masani Amman Temple in Anamalai which is approximately 10 kms from Pollachi. Sri Masani Amman is the presiding deity, who appears in a sleeping position. Her idol is seven feet long with the statue of the demon Magudasuran placed at her feet. The Goddess is believed to have slayed Magudasuran here. It is also believed that Goddess Mahashakti blessed Lord Ram here when he was on a quest to free Devi Sita by killing Ravan.
We proceeded towards an ashram dedicated to the Sage Azaghusami. I enjoyed the breathtaking scenery involving lush green fields and mountains. We wanted to visit Top Slip, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Unfortunately, due to covid situation, the sanctuary is closed for the visitors.
Tourist places to visit near Pollachi include Monkey Falls (waterfalls) which is approximately 27 kms away, Aliyar dam around 25 kms, Shri Subramaniya Swami temple, near Pollachi railway station, Valparai ( another fascinating hill station) which is 65 kms away.
Though, most of these places were not accessible to us, I thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic view while traveling by the car. I hope to visit this wonderful place again and get to visit all the major tourist attractions of Pollachi and Valparai. The climate is quite pleasant and I am impressed with the hospitality of the people.
Recommended hotels/ Mess:
Hotel Ramana’s is quite good. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. We have Raghavendra Mess which is situated behind Seetharam Lodge. They provide good food at reasonable rates.
Hotel Amudha Surabhi provides delicious meals. However, after 5 PM, only takeaway parcel services are available at present.
Have a great trip after planning your vacation and confirming the availability of sightseeing for the tourist attractions.