Valparai Hill Station
Valapari is a hills station is situated in coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu at a distance of 100 Kms from Coimbatore in Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats.
Places to visit in and around Valparai
Chinnakallar Falls with Trekking : Chinnakalar is a geographically important place. It is the second highest rain fall area inIndia. Always found wet and misty. A greenish dense forest with tall majestic trees all along the road to Chinnakalar a pleasure to enjoy. There is a falls in Chinnakallar which sounds like a roaring lion. Situated at a distance of 15kms from Valparai.
Karamalai Annai Vellankanni Church :Lot of miracles happened by Vellankanni Matha. Fesitivel takes place every year during September 8th. New church was built in the year 2003. A place to enjoy spiritual peaceful environment. Many people visit this Church daily. Situated at a distance of 10kms from Valparai.
Balaji temple : Balaji temple is owned by the Peria Karamalai tea Industries. Situated in Karamalai. Very famous beautiful temple. Situated at a distance of 10kms from Valparai.
Grass Hills : Its a part of Anamalai Tiger Reserve wildlife sanctuary & national park. It is surrounded by a green grass environment. Its a beautiful site of high green grasses on a mountain slope, which is a protected area. Visitors has to obtain permission from wildlife warden to enter the Grass Hills.
Situated at a distance of 15 kms. from Valparai. Grass hills is a picturesque spot located in the Valparai hills range, at a height of approx: 2400m msl, with cool climate getting cooler at night, a part of Anamalai Tiger Reserve. Right now all efforts are being undertaken by the government to preserve the flora and fauna of this location. Nilgiri Thar is native of this place apart from Elephants, Bison, Indian Gaur, Bear, Nilgiri Langurs etc.. and a wide variety of birds including Hornbills.
Sholayar dam : It is the second deepest dam of Asia. Situated at a distance of 20 Kms., from Valparai. An active tourist spot found always busy. A beautiful place to visit.
Nirar dam : This dam is built for multipurpose project such as irrigation, Hydro electricity production. Dam is situated in a wonderful location covered by a dense forest. There is a waterfalls near by the dam which resembles the Cascade. Situated at a distance of 15kms from Valparai.
Chitti Vinayagar Temple : Chitti Vinayagar Temple is owned by Jayshree tea Industries, Sholayar the temple is situated in a beautiful garden environment. It is very close to Valparai. Situated at a distance of 5kms from Valparai.
Aliyar Park : Aliyar park is a leisure place to enjoy the natural scenery of Aliyar dam and chain mountains of western Ghats. Kids can have a pleasant time in the park.
Monkey Falls : Nearby Aliyar park is monkey falls. Its known as "Chinna Kuttralam". Enjoy the water showered by mother nature.
Loams View point : This is a beautiful view point to view Aliar Dam & surrounding mountains of western Ghats. This is situated in 9 th hairpin bend.
Number Parai : This is also a beautiful view point. Near by Sangiliroad near Valparai.
Nallamudi Poonjolai : This is also a beautiful view point. Near by Anaimudi and Nallamudi Estate.
Top Slip : Top slip is a national park and a medicinal plant conservation area in the Anamalai hills. It is about 37 kms. from Pollachi (about 90 kms from Coimbatore). It is famous for its elephant camp at Kollikamuthi and its wildlife. There are bungalows available within the sanctuary. For thrill seekers, accommodation is also available in a tree house. It got its name during the British era, as lots of timber slipped down to the plains below.
Athirapilly Falls : t is near to the entrance of the Sholayar range is a place of great scenic beauty. Here, the water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi river. this picturesque spot is adjacent to dense green forest, and is a part of Chalakudi River, 50 Kms. from Valparai towards Chalakudi, Kerala.
How to Reach Valparai
By Air : The nearest airport to Yercaud is Tiruchirapalli, 163 Km away & Bangalore 230 Kms.
By Rail : The nearest Railway station is Salem Junction, 36 Km away from Yercaud. Salem is very well linked to Bangalore, Cochin, Trivandrum, Erode and Mangalore by rail network.
By Road : One can take a bus or taxi from Salem which is about 38 Kms. Regular bus services both private and government are avialable to reach yercaud from Chennai and other important cities and towns.