Pollachi about

Pollachi is a town and a municipality in the Coimbatore district of the Tamil Nadu state of INDIA. It is located 40 km south of Coimbatore. 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. coconuts and second biggest sandhai (market) in the country, the town has now become famous for cinema shootings and consequently a huge tourist attraction. Next to Coimbatore, Pollachi is the leading town in the district and an important commercial centre.

 

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.


Coimbatore airport is the nearest international airport to Pollachi. International flights to Singapore, Sharjah and Colombo are available by Silk Air ( Singapore Airlines), Air Arabia and Srilankan Airlines. Domestic airlines fly to Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian cities.

 

Airport
Coimbatore airport is the nearest international airport to Pollachi. International flights to Singapore, Sharjah and Colombo are available by Silk Air ( Singapore Airlines), Air Arabia and Srilankan Airlines. Domestic airlines fly to Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian cities.


Bus Stand
Pollachi has a central bus stand which is used by TNSTC, and the private operators. This is situated inside the town. A new foundation stone was laid by Local Administration minister M.K. Stalin in November 2007, to construct an additional bus stand for want of space, just opposite to the existing bus stand.


Railway Station
Pollachi has a railway junction. Presently only metre gauge trains are operated in this section, the major routes being Coimbatore - Pollachi - Dindigul and Palakkad - Pollachi - Dindigul. broad gauge conversion of this section is in progress and are expected to be completed shortly. Once this completion is over then Pollachi, Udumalai, Palani will get direct link to Chennai, Bangalore and all other parts of India. Pollachi - Podanur section was recently been added to the Palakkad Railway Division. Broad gauge work from Palakkad side has been started by the Palakkad Division, soon Pollachi & Palakkad will be connected by BG trains.


Telecomunications
Pollachi is well connected with all GSM & CDMA mobile phone operators. The major players Aircell, Airtel, BSNL, TATA Docomo, Reliance and Vodafone in GSM segment and Reliance, Tata Indicom, MTS in CDMA segment cover Pollachi.

 

Notable Personalities

  • Pollachi V. Jayaraman pollachi MLA former Tamil Nadu industrial and food minister and is currently AIADMK election wing secretary and one of the prominent leaders in A.D.M.K

  • Nachimuthu Gounder, Philanthropist, Educationalist and Founder of the Sakthi Group.

  • Padma Bhushan Pollachi Dr.N. Mahalingam Gounder, Philanthropist, Prominent Industrialist, Educationalist, Chairman of Sakthi Group and Notable & Prominent Person in the Kongu Districts.

  • Bharat Ratna C. Subramaniam, Senior Congress leader, Father of Green Revolution in India, Former Minister of Finance and Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, Former Union Minister for Food, Agriculture and Finance, Government of India and Former Governor of Maharasthra State.

  • Mylswamy Annadurai, a scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization, Project Director of Chandrayaan-1

 

Talk
Tamil is the most prevalent language but basic English is spoken in most tourist places. As it is located pretty close to kerala border, most business name boards and buses displays Tamil, Malayalam and English languages.

 

Climate
Due to its proximity to the Western Ghats, Pollachi has a pleasant climate throughout the year. It is one of the very few places in India to enjoy both North-East and South-West Monsoon seasons significantly. Temperature may never exceed 35 degree celcius even during summer.



 

 


Last Updated - - Designed & Content Managed by Pollachi.Org. Hosted & Technical Support by Designs Worldwide Solutions

Best viewed with resolution 1024 * 768 px.

Copyright © 2010 www.pollachi.org   All Rights Reserved.

Home | About us | Our Services | Photo Gallery | Feedback Form | Site Map | Contact Us