Lake / Backwaters | Nature
#19 of 25 Places to Visit in Coimbatore
Distance (From Coimbatore): 64 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: 1. Aliyar Dam can be visited with 1-2 Hrs extra effort while visiting Valparai.
2. Monkey Falls (5 Kms past) can be visited along with this place.
At a distance of 64 Kms from Coimbatore, 24 Kms from Pollachi & 545 Kms from Chennai, Aliyar Dam is a charming location surrounded by Annamali Hills with wonderful natuarl views. It is located between Pollachi and Valparai.
Built across Aliyar River between 1959 and 1969, the primary purpose of the dam is to support irrigation. The height of the dam is 81 meters. There is a well maintained park built at bottom of the Dam. The view of the Anamalai range around the reservoir is a feast for the eyes and the view of the coconut groves from top of the dam is amazing. Boating is available here.
It is connected by frequent buses from Pollachi. Most of the people visiting Valparai make a trip Aliyar Dam too.