Valparai , Tamil Nadu


Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 3,500 feet above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats, at a distance of 100 km from Coimbatore and 65 km from Pollachi. There are 40 hairpin bends  on the way up to Valparai from Azhiyar. 

Valparai is connected to Athirampalli falls by road, but this is a complete Ghat Section, and can travel only during the day between 9 am and 6 pm. This route is a completely adventurous trip, and we can see wild animals on the way. It is almost 130 km from Valparai to Chalakudi, but it takes around 4 hours as this is a Ghat road.

Places to visit

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Solaiyar Dam

It is the second deepest dam of Asia. Situated at a distance of 20 Kms., from Valparai.A beautiful place to visit.

Monkey Falls

 Monkey Falls is located at the 29th KM junction on the Pollachi-Valparai road. 

Athirapalli Falls

It is near to the entrance of the Sholayar range is a place of great scenic beauty. Here, the water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi river. This picturesque spot is adjacent to dense green forest, and is a part of Chalakudi River, 50 Km from Valparai towards Chalakudi, Kerala.

Aliyar Dam

Aliyar Dam is a reservoir located 27 KM away from pollachi on the foothills of Valparai, in the Anamalai range of the Western Ghats.The dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, an aquarium and a mini Theme-Park. 

Karamalai Church

 New church was built in the year 2003. A place to enjoy spiritual peaceful environment.  Situated at a distance of 10kms from Valparai.

Balaji Temple

 Situated in Karamalai. Very famous beautiful temple. Situated at a distance of 10kms from Valparai.

Loom's View Point

A beautiful view point from where we can see Aliyar Dam, the surrounding mountains of western Ghats and the Pollachi town. 

Manampalli Forest

 Located about 20 k.m. from Valparai is known for its thick Shola forests, fast flowing rivers and scenic beauty.

Grass Hills

Situated at a distance of 15 kms. from Valparai. Grass hills is a picturesque spot located in the Valparai hills range, at a height of approx: 2400m msl, with cool climate getting cooler at night, a part of Indira Gandhi Wild Life Sanctuary.


 It is the second highest rain fall area in India. Always found wet and misty. A greenish dense forest with tall majestic trees all along the road to Chinnakalar a pleasure to enjoy. There is a falls in Chinnakallar which sounds like a roaring lion. Situated at a distance of 15kms from Valparai.

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