Valparai - Scenic Hill Resort
Valparai is one of the attractive scenic tourist spots in Tamil Nadu. It is located 3,500 feet above the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. It is a town located on the Western Ghats, 105 km away from Coimbatore. In Valparai, there are several tea and coffee estates, dams, waterfalls and 15 tea factories. Valparai totally gives us a wonderful natural scenery, which stands majestically with forest all around. Sholayar Dam in Valparai is a fantastic dam to watch. Other are Balaji Temple, Pancha Mugha Vinayaga (Five Faced Ganesh) Temple and the tea estates.
Valparai is another beautiful hill resort in Tamil Nadu. It is a southern part of Coimbatore district. Valparai is unique in its tea-plantations, thick green forests, hill-stations, waterfalls, dams and rich medicinal plants. The pleasant climate of Valparai magnets every human being to visit again and again.
Tea plantation is primary work of Valparai people. It is the second largest tea producer in Tamil Nadu after Ooty. Tea is exported to international level.
Valparai is rich in its water bodies and thick forests. There are several dams, which are keeping Valparai fresh, green and wealth. Sholayar and Aaliyar Dams are the biggest water bodies in Coimbatore. Sholayar dam is the deepest dam in Tamil Nadu, which is situated in outskirts of Valparai. Nirar (upper & lower) Dam, Chinnakallar are the other dams in the forest areas of Valparai.
Balaji Temple in Valparai is the famous Hindu pilgrim centre. It is located in a hill. This temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu. Vaikunda Yekathasi is the famous festival.
Time: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tel: 04253 - 222424