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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  • The dam and especially the reservoir area is stunningly beautiful. Check some the picks. The drive from Valparai to sholayar and beyond is also really nice. A bit of bad patch but otherwise awesome an...  more »
  • This is the best dam to see we were reached unexpectedly.But this place is more comfortable for to relax.  more »
  • A dam just like all of the type.nothing attractive.can sit and relax.on the wsy to walparai so can sit and relax for 10 mins just to have a break. Not even toilet facility is available.need to improve...  more »
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  • Good view of the dam and its reservoir. No restaurants or restrooms nearby. View from the top is amazing when the shutters are open. As of July 2017, nothing much to see.
  • Very big reservoir. You are not allowed to walk over the dam.. stay out and enjoy the breeze..
  • Nice place to visit.It is located on Valaparai-Athirapally route.
  • Its about 25 kms from Valparai. Drive to Sholayar dam is beautiful and serene. There isnt much to see around. Visit to this place with the catchment area is full would be recommended. Very limited eatout option.
  • Nice place... Less water as of now... Some watersports activities can be planned by the govt...

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