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Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Coimbatore
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 641023
Vehicle registration TN-99
Telephone code +91-422

Podanur or Podanoor is a neighbourhood in the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. Its history goes back to the creation of a major railway station and colony during British rule. The station was a major hub and is functional since 1862. All the trains passed by during the British Era. Podanur was almost entirely was dependent on Railways. The Anglo-Indian communities flourished during the British Rule. The English chose Podanur for its cool climate. Apart from Railways, The Asbestos Cement Limited (Now Everest) also provided employment and had its own Colony. The station has lost its importance after the major railway stations were built at Coimbatore and Palakkad. However, it is still a significant junction and a few trains that do not go to main city railway station stop at Podanur. It is located 10 Kilometers from Coimbatore Junction.

Podanur is becoming an important neighbourhood of Coimbatore. Many white-collar and blue-collar workers from Podanur have jobs there. Other places surrounding Podanur are Kurichi, Vellalore, Chettipalayam and Sundarapuram.


  • Covai Mahalingapuram
  • Easwar Nagar
  • Sri Ram Nagar
  • Sri Sathya Narayanan Nagar
  • Sri Ragavendra Gardens
  • Arupatham Nagar
  • Mettur
  • Ammanpudur
  • Anna Puram
  • Cheran Nagar
  • GD Tank
  • Railway Colony
  • Twenty Block
  • K.V Palyam
  • Teachers Colony
  • P&T Colony
  • Carmel Nagar
  • Noorabath
  • Sakthi Nagar
  • Nabi Nagar
  • Ganeshpuram
 Lic colony
  • Ramanujam naidu street
  • Gandhiji Road
  • Saradha mill road


  • Railway School, Podanur.
  • Elgi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Podanur.
  • NRT School, Podanur.
  • Nirmala Matha Convent Metric School, Podanur
  • VSSM High School, Podanur.

Hospitals and facilities[edit]

  • Reshmika Hospital.
  • G.D Hospital
  • Railway Hospital.
  • Shree Abirami Hospital
  • Shree Balaji Hospital


  • Sri Lakshmi Vilas Hotel, Podanur (Estd: 1947)

Places of interest[edit]

  • Kari Motor Speedway, Chettipalayam
  • Coimbatore Golf Course, Chettipalayam
  • Eachanari Temple, Pollachi road.
  • Mahalakshmi Temple, Echanari
  • Sri Theeneswarar Temple, Vellalore
  • Silver Jubilee Playground
  • Soleeshwar Temple, Sakthi Nagar
  • Camp Mariamman Temple, Sakthi Nagar
  • Sree Moorandamman Temple
  • Arasan theatre
  • Saint Joseph's Church, Main Road
  • Mount Carmel Church, Carmel Nagar

Famous personalities[edit]


Some of the industries that thrived in this area are

  • Southern Railway Signal and Telecom workshop
  • Everest Industries Limited (Asbestos Cement Ltd)
  • Chandrika Soap factory (now closed in Podanur)
  • Prabhu's Ink (possibly now defunct)
  • PPS Steels India Pvt Ltd
  • G.D Weiler
  • Tamil Nadu Agro industries
  • L&T Manufacturing facility
  • JCB Heavy Equipments
  • Sakthi Flour Mills
  • SIDCO Industrial Estate
  • Educational Institutions


  • Sri Lakshmi Vilas, Which is over 67yrs old and still maintaining its standard and running as people's Favorite hotel.

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 10°57′00″N 76°59′00″E / 10.95000°N 76.98333°E / 10.95000; 76.98333