Kongu Land Rekla Race in Pollachi

Games play a vital role in enhancing the excitement of the Pongal festival cultural festival of
Even more, one of the Heroic sports of our ancient Tamilians the cow race Tells Race is still very
popular today.

In this Competition, distance is fixed at 15 or 16 km for large cows 12 km for medium cows and 10 km
for Karichan cows and 7 km for Poonchittu cows.

The races are held mainly in the villages of Pollachi,Palani,Vellakovil and Valiyae areas.
90 percent of race bulls are of the kangeyam breed though Hallikar, Alambadi and Malaiya
breeds are also popular with racers.