October 31, 2018
Tamil Nadu is one of the fascinating states of India that has a rich history and a cultural heritage that can be seen in its ancient temples, classical literature, dance, Carnatic music, delicious cuisines, and religious traditions that continue to thrive till today.
Blessed with natural beauty, this state has dense forests, hill stations with tea and coffee gardens, prominent Hindu religious pilgrimage centres and boasts of eight world heritage sites.
One of the highly industrialised states in the country, you will find in Tamil Nadu a vibrant mix of the modern and traditional ways of life in its metro cities and remote towns that have their own interesting stories to narrate. Trading and commercial activities in the inland and coastal towns have always led to the economic growth of this state since the time of the Cholan, Cheran, and Pandian Kings.
Pollachi and Tirupur are key centres for industry in modern times and have picturesque locations for travellers to explore.
The driving distance from Coimbatore to Pollachi is only 44 km, and it takes only 1 hour 10 minutes to reach via NH83. Innova cabs in Coimbatore can be rented so that the entire family can enjoy a comfortable journey to this place. This second largest town in the Coimbatore district has a popular market for agricultural products and cattle. Lying close to the Western Ghats, this picturesque town has a pleasant climate and is called ‘Mini Kodaikanal’ by travellers.
Here are some notable tourist attractions that can be visited in Pollachi.
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve forest is accessible only from Pollachi. Tree Top Huts and Honey Comb Complexes are the added attractions here apart from the several birds and wildlife species.
Marvel at the natural and scenic beauty of the TopSlip in Annamalai Tiger Reserve. The lush greenery of this forest along with its Karianshola, Anaikunthi Shola, groves, teak forests, cascading waterfalls, dams, and reservoirs can be seen during a van safari and elephant safari. Trekking expeditions are also commonly done here.
You can see large tea and coffee estates in the hills of Valparai along with the Balaji temple, Sholayar Dam, Chitti Vinayagar Temple, Koolangal River, and Nallamudi Poonjolai valley view. The Aliyar Dam area is an ideal picnic spot where children can have fun at the mini Theme Park and see colourful fishes at the aquarium.
Take pictures at the Monkey Falls that lie along the Pollachi-Valparai road. Tourists can feel rejuvenated in the natural settings of the Aliyar Ashram. Devotees flock the Mason Amman Temple and pray to the sanctified shrine with great devotion.
You cannot miss buying some sweet jaggery from Asia’s largest jaggery market of Pollachi. Families can do boating in the stream flowing next to the Sri Amaralingeswarar Temple adjacent to the Thirumoorthy Falls. Take pictures of crocodiles at the Amaravathi Dam that is located close to Pollachi. Buy some handicraft items as souvenirs from the local markets here to cherish your travel memories.
This city lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. It is popularly known as the ‘Knitwear Capital’ of India. It contributes to 90% of cotton knitwear exported out of the country. Tirupur formed a significant part of the Roman trade route, and now several industrial parks have developed here. They provide employment to a large urban population.
Outstation cabs in Coimbatore can be hired to travel a distance of 56 km in 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Tirupur. These well-maintained cabs are the most convenient way to get unknown insights about the offbeat places in this city.
Among the major landmark places of Tirupur, the 10th-century Sukreeswarar Temple is the most notable shrine. Other religious places are the Tirupur Tirupathi temple, Sivan temple, Konganagiri Murugan Temple, Perumal Temple, Avinashiappar temple, and Vazhai Thottathu Ayyankovil.
The Kumaran Memorial is another Corporation Memorial pillar dedicated to an Indian revolutionary.
Children can have fun at the Tirupur Park while you recharge your batteries for more sightseeing.
To shop for hosiery goods, try Tirupur Cotton Choice or Tirupur Garments where you can find some T-shirts for yourself or your family at very reasonable rates.
If you’re famished after all the shopping, try the Sasi Biriyani Hotel, Hotel Gowri Krishna or Sri Annapoorna for some delicious food.