We are in Pollachi, warming up after cold mountains, slowly moving towards Kerala.
Pollachi is a small town near the border between Tamilnadu and Kerala. It is not a tourist place, you won’t find it in guidebooks, and you don’t see any foreigners around. Not many people here speak English.
However, I find Pollachi a very comfortable town for living. It has so many shops, markets, hospitals, etc, that whatever you need is available here, and you don’t need to travel to a bigger city. Plus, everything is within a walking distance.
There are many educational institutions as well. You see streets full of students.
Internet speed here is excellent.
Given the current tendency of Indian IT companies to shift their operations from large cities to smaller towns, I think this place has a bright future.
From here you can easily do business trips to Coimbatore — the Manchester of South India. On weekends you can either go to Palani, which is also not in the guidebooks but has breathtaking views, or to Thrissur — the cultural capital of Kerala.
The town is at 1000 feet above the sea level, the weather is not too hot, the air is dry, and mosquitoes are not many. A good place to stay.