Valparai | India
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Valparai is a hill station located in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. It is 104 km from Coimbatore and 64 km from Pollachi, 110 km from Ernakulam (Cochin) via Atirapally, Vazhachal, Malakkarapa.


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Planning a Trip

1 Get in 1.1 By plane 1.2 By bus 1.3 By train Valparai Road By plane Coimbatore airport is the nearest international airport to Valparai - approximately 124 km (the journey up winding roads towards the end means that you should budget 3-4 hours to get there by car from Coimbatore airport). International flights to Singapore and Sharjah are provided by Silk Air (A subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and Air Arabia respectively. Domestic airlines fly to Coimbatore as well. By bus The follwing are the bus routes to Valparai with timings: Pollachi To Valparai: Public buses are available every 30 minutes from Pollachi Bus Terminal.However, they will be overcrowded and may take more than 4 hours to cover the distance of about 64 km. Visitors arriving via Coimbatore must visit Pollachi and then catch a bus to Valparai bus from there. Bus frequency : every half an hour. The route is : Pollachi - Aliyar Dam - Attakatty - Waterfalls - Rottikadai - Valparai. Distance : 64 km. Coimbatore To Valparai Bus Timings Midnight - 1.00 A.M Morning - 7.30 A.M Fore-Noon - 11.30 A.M Afternoon - 4.00 P.M Route : Coimbatore - Pollachi - Aliyar Dam - Attakatty - Waterfalls - Rottikadai - Valparai Distance : 100 km Chalakudi To Valparai Bus Timings Morning - 7.30 A.M Afternoon - 1.30 P.M Travel Time : 6hrs Route : Chalakudi - Athirapally Falls - Malikiparai - Sholayar Dam - Valparai Distance : 108 km. It is a beautiful route... going through thick forest... Palani To Valparai Bus Timings Midnight - 12.30 A.M Morning - 7.30 A.M Noon - 12.00 P.M Evening - 4.00 P.M Route : Palani - Udumelpet - Angalakurichi - Aliyar Dam - Attakatty - Waterfalls - Valparai Distance : 117 km By train Coimbatore Junction is the nearest railway station - approximately 105 km. Coimbatore has got train services to most Indian cities.


Top Attractions

Sholayar Dam Site Upper sholayar dam Aaliyar Dam. j  Athirapally 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.  Balaji temple. Balaji temple is owned by the Peria Karamalai tea Industries. Situated in Karamalai. Very famous beautiful temple. Situated at a distance of 10 km from Valparai.  Chinnakallar. Chinnakalar is a geographically important place. 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 15 km from Valparai.  Chitti Vinayagar Temple. Chitti Vinayagar Temple is owned by Jayshree tea Industries, Sholayar. The temple is situated in a beautiful garden environment and It only of 5 km from Valparai town.  Grass Hills. Its a part of Indra Gandhi wildlife sanctuary & national park. It is surrounded by a green grass environment. Its a beautiful site of high green grasses on a mountain slope, which is a protected area. Visitors has to obtain permission from the wildlife warden to enter the Grass Hills. Situated at a distance of 15 km. 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. Right now all efforts are being undertaken by the government to preserve the flora and fauna of this location. Nilgiri Thar is native of this place apart from Elephants, Bison, Indian Gaur, Bear, Nilgiri Langurs etc.. and a wide variety of birds including Hornbills.  Kadamparai Dam. This is a beautiful place to visit. Prior permission from the forest department is necessary to visit this place. While visiting the dam, it is also worth visiting Kadamparai PSHE power station situated in a tunnel complex by getting permission from TNEB.  Karamalai Annai Vellankanni Church. Lot of miracles happened by Vellankanni Matha. Fesitival takes place every year during September 8th. New church was built in the year 2003. A place to enjoy spiritual peaceful environment. Many people visit this Church daily. Situated at a distance of 10 km from Valparai.  Loam's View Point. A beautiful view point from where you can see Aliyar Dam, the surrounding mountains of western Ghats and the Pollachi town. This is situated in 9th hairpin bend towards Valparai from Pollachi.  Monkey Falls. Monkey Falls is located at the 29th KM junction on the Pollachi-Valparai road. An entry fee of ₹15 per head must be paid at the check post located along Aaliyar - Monkey Falls route.  Nallamudi Poonjolai. A beautiful view point located near the Sangiliroad in Valparai. One must walk for about 1 km inside the tea estate to reach this view point.  Nirar dam. This dam is built for multipurpose project such as irrigation, Hydro electricity production. Dam is situated in a wonderful location covered by a dense forest. There is a waterfalls near by the dam which resembles the Cascade. Situated at a distance of 15 km from Valparai.  Number Parai. This is also a beautiful view point. Near by Sangiliroad near Valparai.  Sholayar Dam. It is the second deepest dam of Asia. Situated at a distance of 20 km., from Valparai. An active tourist spot found always busy. A beautiful place to visit.  Tiger Valley. From here you can see Upper Aliyar reservoir.