Nirar Dam - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Lake / Backwaters

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Valparai Bus Station): 9 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Chinna Kallar Village

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 9 km from Valparai Bus Station, Nirar Dam is an artificial dam situated in the hill town of Valparai. It is one of the most interesting places to see in Valparai.

Nirar Dam was a small dam built across Nirar River at a lower site, about 8 km, below the Upper Nirar weir. This dam will serve to conduct the diverted waters of the Anamalai Basin to the Sholayar valley through the unlined lower Tunnel taking off from the dam site. In addition to this, the yield of the catchment between the Upper Nirar Weir and the Dam will also be diverted to the Sholayar basin. The Nirar Dam was constructed mainly for irrigation purposes and to provide hydroelectricity to the area. One can also visit nearby Chinna Kallar Waterfalls.

Timings: 9 AM - 4 PM

Entry: Rs. 30 for Person & Rs. 80 for Camera