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Sholayar Dam, Valparai
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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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  • Been through this mesmerizing forest drive many a times, each time it is a different experience. This time it was when it was pretty dry and hot and the condition of the forest was very much dried up....  more »
  • Situated at about 30 kilometres from Valparai town, Sholayar Dam sets a scenic view of land, water and sky. The encasing walls of the dam are brick red in colour, setting a contrasting to view to the ...  more »
  • Stopped at about 5 different places to click pictures. The early morning weather was just perfect for a drive. 
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  • Amazing place to visit with family and friends. Beautiful scenic views. Looks really awesome with water present in tha reservoir.
  • 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..
  • Beautiful place to visit. Need special permission to enter the dam. The reservoir & the surrounding hills look amazing from the dam top. Better to visit in the morning or evening time.
  • 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