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Pollachi
Topslip
Thoona kadavu
Parambikulam
Anapady Checkpost
Masaniamman Temple
Sarkarpathy
Aaliyar
Monkey Falls
Kadamparai
Valparai
Chinnakallar falls
Nirayar Dam
Sholaiyar Dam
Athirampalli Falls
Rhythm falls
Thirumoorthy Hills
Thirumoorthy Temple
Amaravathi Dam

POLLACHI

Pollachi is an excellent tourist spot thronged by tourists every year. Tourism is an important industry in and around Pollachi since several worth seeing places are in close proximity. Pollachi is surrounded by several villages and hence provides a calm and serene atmosphere. There are several coconut groves and hence called the “Coconut City”. Because of the pastoral setting around this city, several Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films are shot around. Therefore it is called the “Mini Kodampakkam”. Several renowned tourist spot like Valpari (105 KM from Coimbatore), Kodaikanal (175 KM from Coimbatore) Munnar (135 KM from Coimbatore) Ooty (90 KM from Coimbatore) Topslip (75 KM from Coimbatore) Parambikulam (105 Km from Coimbatore). Athirampally falls (220 Km from Coimbatore) Thirumoorthy hills (80 Km from Coimbatore) are thronged by tourists throughout the year. Pollachi is also known for the Asia’s biggest sandy (Market) which gathers on every Thursday because of the pleasant climate, the hospitability of the local inhabitant and nominal cost of living Pollachi is often called “Poorman’s Ooty”.

TOPSLIP

Indira Gandhi wild sanctuary is situated in Topslip, which is about 82 Km from Coimbatore. A wide variety of flora and fauna, several endangered species like barking deer, hornbill, Nilgiri Thar, Mouse deer etc are seen here. Kozhikamothi, about 6 Km from Topslip is the place where elephants are trained. The feeding of elephants is a delight to watch and the elephant safari in the wild jungles is really an enthralling experience. Cottages inside the deep forest is a pleasure and thrill to stay.

PARAMBIKULAM

Parambikulam, the paradise of wild fauna and flora is about 110 Km from Coimbatore. It is a sanctuary situated in the Chittur Taluk of Palakkad revenue district, in the state of Kerala. The sanctuary lies between the Anamalai hills and Nelliampathy hills. It is 1440 m above the sea level. There are 7 major valley and 3 rivers flowing around giving a spectacular natural vision. Parambikulam is the habitat of 4 different indigenous communities namely Kadar, malasar, Malamalasar and Mudural. These four ethnic groups are settled in six colonies with a total.

THOONA KADAVU

The water from Parambikulam reservoir is stored amist the jungle at Thoonakadavu. Several wild species could be witnessed here.

ANAPADY CHECKPOST

Located about 4 Km from Topslip, Anapady checkpost divides the Kerala –TamilNadu border. The Kerala wildlife office is situated here and dometries are also available. This is the information centre of Parambikulam.

MASANIAMMAN TEMPLE - ANNAIMALAI

The famous temple is situated in the banks of river Palar. It is about 15 Km from Pollachi. The idol of Masaniamman is a powerful one and offers blessing for all her devotees who have a stunt belief in her.

SARKARPATHY

Located in the foothills of Topslip Sarkarpathy is about 35 Km from Pollachi. The Eucalyptus forests on the way, which has featured in many Tamil and Hindi films is a delight to watch. Several wild animals visit the spot to quench thirst.

ALIYAR DAM

Aaliyar is located about 65 Km from Coimbatore. Aaliyar dam is built in the foot hills of Valparai. Near the dam, a beautiful park, Aquarium and a Mini Theme Park is being maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation.

MONKEY FALLS

Monkey falls is situated on the Aaliyar, Valparai road about 5 Km from Aaliyar. It is a perennial water fall. The Ayurvedic water bath helps to relax and rejuvenate.

KAADAMPAARAI

Hydro electric plant situated at Kadamparai between Valparai and Pollachi is worth seeing. It's speciality lies in the fact that it is carved out within a single rock. Special permission must be sought to visit this place and many wild species can be found frequently in this region.

VALPARAI

It is town located on the western ghats, about 105 Km from Coimbatore. It is 1800 m above the sea level. There are about 15 tea factories, several coffee and tea estates, water falls and dams.

CHINNAKALLAR FALLS

It is about 26 Km east of Valparai. It is called the Cherrapunji of Tamil Nadu sinceit is the second place in India to receive the maximum rainfall, next to cherrapunji. The hanging bridge built across the falls is full of delight and thrill to cross and the guest house(Govt IB) providers a marvelous stay over there.

NIRAYAR DAM

It is located in the eastern side of Valparai hills about 20 Km from Valparai town. There are two dams, the lower nerar and the upper nerar which is about 15 Km and 20 Km respectively from Valparai. The water from Chinnakallar falls reaches this dam.

SHOLAIYAR DAM

One of the longest dams in Asia,Sholaiyar dam is about 30 Km from Valparai town. The length of the dam measures to about 6 – 7 Km. It is situated in the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The IB there is an exotic resting place.

ATHIRAMPALLI FALLS

Featured in almost all the films and advertisements Athirampallys falls in about 35 Km from Sholaiyar. It is also called the “Punnagaimannan Falls” after the famous scene for the film being shot here. The water falls from a height of nearly 60m. The road journey from Sholaiyar to Athirampally falls is quite adventurous, where one can witness several wild species on the way. The river lies along the road and this is surely going to be an exciting journey because words cannot describe its mystic beauty nor films fully capture its incredible variety.

RHYTHM FALLS

Rhythm falls is about 30 Km from Sholaiyar and it is 5 Km ahead of Athirampally falls. The water droplets from the falls scattering on the adjacent road are really quite exciting to watch.This falls has featured in the film "RHYTHM"

THIRUMOORTHY HILLS

It is situated 50 kms from pollachi. Near to a famous temple at the foot hills of thirumoorthy hills, as the three Gods Murthyfound in a same place, it is known as Thirumoorthy Hills. Thirumoorthy falls is famous for the holy bath of the devoters.

THIRUMOORTHY TEMPLE

About 20 kms from Udumalpet on the Palani-Coimbatore Highway lies the Thirumoorthy Temple. The temple is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy Dam. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar temple. The beauty of the area is enhanced by the waterfall nearby. One can also visit the Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam which is just 25 km from here.

CHINNAR

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species. It is situated 48 kms from pollachi. Chinnar is the habitat of the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India.

Located in the rain shadow area of the Western Ghats, unlike other sanctuaries, Chinnar has only 48 rainy days in a year. Dry deciduous forests, high sholas and wet grasslands are also found here.

As one travels from Karimuthi to Chinnar Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Hanuman monkey and even Peacocks can be seen on either sides of the road.

Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, it is spread over an area of 90,422 sq.kms. The undulated terrain with rocky patches adds to the scenic splendour of the sanctuary.

AMARAVATHI DAM

It is situated 50 kms from pollachi. The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms from Thirumoorthy Temple. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre. Regular buses are available from Udumalpet.

The view of the Amaravathi Dam, a shimmering sapphire sheet of water is an unforgettable sight. Driving higher, banana trees give way to tall eucalyptus trees, and the whole countryside is dotted with wildflowers in jewelled colours, magenta and purple predominating. There is a marked nip in the air, as one reaches for one's cardigan, or shawl. At a turn in the road, the shimmer and roar of the Silver Cascade waterfall welcomes you.

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