My mom and I were looking for a three day holiday in the South. She was visiting me in Bangalore in October 2018. While doing my research, I found a youtube video on a small place called pollachi in the Coimbatore district. The video is called" a paradise called pollachi". This video led us to a travel company called thadam experiences. Thadam provides customized tours to give tourists an experience of several activities in and around the pollachi region. Out of the several activities offered we chose to learn more about jaggery making, seeing palm leaves craft making, pottery and kayaking which included a small hike.
All set! We booked a bus to pollachi from Bangalore and booked a room at Madhava inn in pollachi. We reached early in the morning and had asked for an early check-in. After a good breakfast at A2B (Adyar Ananda Bhavan) we were picked up to go see palm jaggery making. Our hosts in a small village called bodipalyam showed us the process of making palm jaggery, starting from collection of sap from Palmyra palm trees to the final stage of pouring the molten jaggery into a coconut shell ladle.