Sholayar Dam Valparai: Nice Place to Watch in Valparai

Valparai is one of the famous tourist places in Tamil Nadu. This place is situated in Anamalai Hills range. Sholayar dam is one of the tourist places in Valparai. This dam is 24 km away from Valparai. To reach this dam you need to travel in Valparai to Athirapally Road. We will see all information about sholayar dam in this article.

  • SHOLAYAR DAM
  • DISTANCE FROM VALPARAI
  • ATHIRAPALLY VALPARAI ROAD
  • UPPER SHOLAYAR DAM
  • LOWER SHOLAYAR DAM
  • IMAGES
  • ENTRY FEES
  • HOW TO REACH SHOLAYAR DAM

Sholayar Dam


One of the best places to visit in valparai. This Dam is built in sholayar dam city.

You can reach sholayar dam from valparai by athirapally valparai road. This dam is 24 km away from valparai.

During this trip on athirapally valparai road to sholayar dam you can see beauty flowers, tea estates, pepper plants, jack fruit trees, water reservoir, climate is also awesome.

Beautiful view of hills and bridge from sholayar dam
Anamalai Hills view from Sholayar dam

Once you visit the Sholayar Dam you can see the small park, Guest house, Dam, bridge connect valparai and athirapally, natural plantations, green dense forest, hills view.

sholayar dam view from park
Sholayar Dam

To visit the Hydroelectric project you need to get special permission. This sholayar dam reservoir project also comes under parambikulam Aliyar project.

Water storage capacity of this Dam is 160 ft. This dam height is 66 meter and 430.6 meter length.

Sholayar Dam has two reservoir upper sholayar dam and lower sholayar dam. Upper sholayar dam located in Tamilnadu and Lower sholayar dam located in Kerala.

Upper sholayar dam is open for tourists. But Dam gate is not open all the time. During off season there is less water only in reservoirs.

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Sholayar dam bridge

You can enjoy the climate and natural beauty in the sholayar dam. Second deepest dam in Asia. Small park is near a dam you can enjoy with your children.

You can spend about an hour in this dam. Also be careful for leeches. You can see many leeches in the dam during the rainy season. So protect yourself from leech bites.


Sholayar Dam Images



Entry fee


No entry fee for sholayar dam.

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Overall Nice place to spend time with your friends and family members.

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