Sholayar Dam, Valparai

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Learn what it takes to power modern life at Sholayar Dam, built in 1965 only 20 km (12 mi) from the city. The area offers scenic views of the meeting point between the sky, water, and land. You'll need a special permission to visit, so inquire with a local tour agency about the requirements. Our Valparai trip itinerary planner makes visiting Sholayar Dam and other Valparai attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Feel refreshed and recharge yourself by spending some time here. The place looks awesome when it have more than half it’s capacity if water. Good view. Nothing more than that.  more »
  • not a crowded zone, can walk around peaceful. Dam area is nice to visit, you can go to nearby market and have some fresh fried fish.  more »
  • Unfortunately there were no water in the dam. The access road was horrible. Finally the trip to this dam was a waste of time. Might have been there in the wrong time.  more »
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  • In summer season there is nothing to see much, but on winter/monsoon season, the actual scenery can be viewed. Awesome halt for bike riders. Good place for photography.
  • At present no water. The great thing is there is no entry fee . Its free. Sholayar dam is seen in between 2 famous tourist place vazachal and valparai . The dam is in this route. This route is a adventures road through forest.nice view great dam and great tourist attraction
  • Great view. The dam surroundings are rich in greenery during rainy season. This place is isolated in the middle of the forest. Relatively less crowded. No other activities or garden except the dam. This place is good for Photo lovers. There is no good restaurants or good restrooms.
  • it is a great place to see... the place is pleasant and beautiful.. u ll feel worthy of beeing there.. but if you reach there at noon time(sunny day), it is better not to get down from vehicle...
  • Heritage place to see. Dam architecture will be great. No big hotels near by. Should book a cottage with food service. No mobile network apart from BSNL in select location

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