Pollachi Located Located about 40 km to the south of Coimbatore, it is the second largest town in the district after Coimbatore. Pollachi is also a popular movie shooting location for the Tamil film industry; it is preferred for outdoor shooting because of its scenic landscapeut 40 km to the south of Coimbatore, it is the second largest town in the district after Coimbatore. Pollachi is the nearest town to Indira Gandhi National Park and it exports coconuts and tender coconuts to all over India. There are several coconut groves and hence it is called as ‘Coconut City’.
Pollachi is famous for its tourist spot which has Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam-Aliya, Monkey Falls, Thirumoorthy Hills, Amaravathy Dam. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at an average altitude of 1,400 meters in the Western Ghats near Pollachi. Valparai is about 65 km from Pollachi and is situated at an altitude of 3500 feet above the sea level. Valparai can be reached via Azhiyar through a hilly road with 40 hair pin bends. Topslip is a point located at an altitude of about 800 feet in the Anamalai mountain range. It is about 37 km from Pollachi, and this small town serves as an ideal picnic spot with its wooden log houses and safaris. Chinnakallar receives the highest rainfall in Tamil Nadu.
Parambikulam-Aliyar multipurpose project involves a series of dams interconnected by tunnels and canals at various elevations to harness the Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunkadavu, Thenkkadi and Palar rivers, laid for irrigation and power generation. The Azhiyar Dam is located on the foothills of Anamalai in the Western Ghats.
Monkey Falls is located at the 29th KM junction on the Pollachi-Valparai road. An entry fee of INR 15 per head must be paid at the check post located along Aaliyar - Monkey Falls route. Thirumoorthy Hills - Thirumoorthy Hills is located at about 50 Kms from Pollachi and 20 kms from Udumalpet. A perennial stream flows by the side of Sri Amaralingeswarar temple and nearby there is Thirumoorthy falls. Thirumoorthy Dam is just adjacent to this place. Amaravathy Dam - This place is 20 kms from Thirumoorthy dam. One must take the left road near Chinnar check-post (Tamilnadu side) along Udumalpet - Munnar road, to reach this place.