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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  • 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 »
  • Can get a close view while traveling to Valparai. The water was very less. While traveling from Chalakkudi to Valparai, you can see a 3-4 dams.  more »
  • Sholayar dam is about 22 kms from Valparai town .Right now the storage level is very less and is very much below the shutters.There is no entry to walk over the dam.Still the reservoir view is very go...  more »
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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Awesome place to visit but make sure there is more water in dam before going there. Dam is looking great if it had more water
  • Sholayar Dam, to be specific the lower Sholayar dam is located more than 60 km from Chalakudy town. The difference with the upper and lower is because the dam has two reservoirs. The Upper Sholayar Dam is accessed by tourist and it is located in Tamil Nadu whereas, the other is located in Kerala, called as the Lower Sholayar Dam. This attraction is the lifeline of the local people and this dam is surrounded by Sholayar forest.

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