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Sholayar Dam, Valparai

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 110 reviews on the web
See where energy comes from and learn what it takes to power modern life atSholayar Dam. Visit the water storage crucial for the locals and see the legacy of K Palanisamy built in 1965 only 20 km (12 mi) away from the city; the station stands among the hills as a part of a project for hydroelectric energy in the district. Walk the 430 m (1411 ft) dam to feel the power of the water beneath you, and gaze towards the horizon from the 66 m (216.5 ft) tall structure. Time your visit to when the reservoir is full to see the water released. Sholayar Dam is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Valparai Edition.
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  • Driving along the dam catchment area is a memorable one. Excellent views around the dam. It will ve better if PWD develops park there for tourist 
  • We stayed close to the dam. One side lies Tamil Nadu, and the other belong to Kerala. The catchment area is beautiful and the drive along the water body is breath taking. It is serene and the calmness...  read more »
  • Excellent place, must visit atleast once while you are tour around Pollachi ot Valparai. PWD guest house was a good place with rooms facility to stay near the dam. You should plan in advance for visit...  read more »
  • Nice dam with good greenery.... I visited this place on my way from Athirappilli falls to Valparai. The dam was didn't open for vistors..
  • The Napa valley of india ..on the way to athirappaly falls..not much of water..Dam was closed due to maintenance in nirar dam
  • Located in valparai athirapaly route.not much water now. Not allowed inside Dan also. You can play in park with kids. Might look good if there is water. Road is fantastic
  • Dam is really nice with thick forest which lies in the border of Kerala and Tamil nadu & the ride is totally awsome
  • Great atmosphere!!! Superb environment
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