Pollachi is located 42 kilometers south of the city of Coimbatore. This town has a pleasant climate and is a well- known shooting spot as lots of Tamil films have been shot here. It is also known as a pilgrim spot owing to its many ancient temples such as Maghudeeswaran Thirukovil, Echanari Vinayagar Thirukoil, Sulakkal Mariamman Thirukoil, to name a few.
The name Pollachi has an interesting history behind it. The original name was â€˜Polil Vaichiâ€™ which meant â€œThe land of natural wealth and prosperityâ€. Over time this name changed to â€˜Pollachiâ€™.
Pollachi has Asiaâ€™s largest jaggery market. It is also known for its export of coconut and tender coconut. It lies very close to the Indira Gandhi National Park, which is a protected sanctuary and park that is part of the Nilgiris Biosphere reserve.