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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    A good place to visit only when there is enough water in the dam. Before going to this place inquire if there is enough water in this place. If not, it is better to skip this place. Because this dam l...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A beautiful place to take a stroll. With the monsoon the place gets even more scenic with lush green. The bridge near the dam offers the best view of the dam.  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    The place was excellent.. We group of friends stayed pretty well and enjoyed the stay.. Place was calm and quiet neat and clean. Feel the fresh air all day.. Do visit the kerala borders and travel thr...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Very big reservoir. You are not allowed to walk over the dam.. stay out and enjoy the breeze..
  • July 17, 2017
    Nice place to visit.It is located on Valaparai-Athirapally route.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    Nice place... Less water as of now... Some watersports activities can be planned by the govt...

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