Nature

#1 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 15 km from Valparai Bus Station, Nallamudi Poonjolai is a spectacular vantage located in Valparai, Tamilnadu. Situated in the Nallamudi Tea Estate, it is one of the splendid places to visit in Valparai.

Situated amidst the tea fields, Nallamudi Viewpoint offers stunning views of the Anamudi Peak, the tallest peak in South India, vast tea gardens, lush green valleys, and magnificent waterfalls flowing between the steep cliffs of the mountain ranges. The spectacular scenery and the tranquil environment of the viewpoint attract many tourists and nature lovers. It is a perfect place to spend some relaxed moments immersed in the tranquility of nature.

To access this viewpoint, one has to walk uphill through tea plantations of Nallamudi Estate. After nearly a km of a walk across the tea estate, one can witness the raw Valparai and also the Sholayar mountains. The panoramic view of lush green mountains and river valleys makes you feel that the view is worth the walk. .....

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Pilgrimage

#2 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 10 km from Valparai Bus Station, Balaji Temple is one of the prominent temples located in Valparai, Tamilnadu. Situated inside Karumalai Tea Estate, it is one of the beautiful and among the must-visit places in Valparai.

Owned and managed by Peria Karumalai Tea Industries, the temple amidst tea estates and sprawling hill ranges, gives visitors a sense of frosty and serene atmosphere. The chief deity worshipped here is Lord Balaji who is also known as Lord Venkateshwara. The statue of Lord Balaji inside the sanctum is made of pure gold. The idol and pujas performed here resemble that of Tirupathi Balaji Temple.

As vehicles are not allowed after the entrance, one has to walk 500 meters uphill slope. Located amidst beautiful hills and tea estates, the serenity and the climate of the place make it ideal to reinforce conviction in God. Reciting holy scriptures here is considered very auspicious and one feels peaceful too. Photography is prohibited inside the temple .....

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Pilgrimage

#3 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 8 km from Valparai Bus Station, Karumalai Anna Velankanni Church is a Catholic church located in Valparai, Tamilnadu. Situated in Karumalai Tea Estate, it is one of the significant places to visit during your Valparai Tour.

Constructed in 2003, the church is dedicated to Velankanni Matha and is associated with many miracles. This church comes under the Coimbatore diocese. The architecture of the church is excellent and the environment is so peaceful. Surrounded by tea plantations, the church is fringed with verdant greenery that makes a visit to this place even more special.

Furthermore, making this place a must-visit attraction in Valparai is the surreal views of tea estates from which the church is surrounded by and a waterfall called Iraichal Parai Falls and a small river which streams beside the church. The waterfall originates from the springs in the Grass Hills and it forms the perennial Nadumalai River which flows through Valparai. Bathing in the falls .....

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Waterfall

#4 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 14 km from Valparai Bus Station, Chinna Kallar Falls is a spectacular waterfall situated at Chinna Kallar village near Valparai, Tamilnadu. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Coimbatore and among the most visited tourist places in Valparai.

Encapsulated by forests and narrow windy paths, the Chinnakallar Falls is a stunning waterfall known for its wild scenic beauty. The area where this waterfall located is the third-highest rainfall receiving place in India after Mawsynram and Cherrapunji. A hanging bridge has been constructed over the waterfall which offers mesmerizing views of the roaring waterfalls amidst lush greenery. Chinnakallar is always shrouded by cloud and mist, mostly because of the heavy rainfall it receives throughout the year. Also, the place can be spotted in several Tamil cinemas like Suryavamsam.

Surrounded by dense greenery on all sides, the spectacular Chinnakallar Falls can be accessed by an adventurous 600 m trek through a narrow .....

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Adventure

#5 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 16 km from Valparai Bus Station, Grass Hills is a protected area located in Valparai, Tamilnadu. It is one of the awe-inspiring places to visit in Valparai.

Located at an altitude of 2400 m, Grass Hills is a part of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu which forms its boundary with Eravikulam National Park in the neighboring Kerala state. The landscape is a combination of peaks and high plateaus composed of montane shola-grassland eco-system that is unique to the higher ranges of the Western Ghats of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This cool location surrounded by high green grasses on mountain slopes is a mind-blowing place to watch and explore. Here, viewing the gorgeous sunset over the hills is an unforgettable experience.

Grass Hills presents the visitor with the beauty and ambiance of a pristine green ecosystem and astonishing views of the hill and forest entwined as one. The Valparai range is a habitat of the Niligiri Tahr, an endemic wild goat. These mountain .....

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Backwaters

#6 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

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

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Nature

#7 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 30 km from Udumalpet, 48 km from Coimbatore, 65 km from Valparai, 116 km from Munnar, 130 km from Dindigul, 163 km from Kochi, 191 km from Madurai, and 526 km from Chennai, Pollachi is a scenic town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu in India. It is the second-largest town in the district after Coimbatore and among the stunning offbeat Tourist places to visit near Madurai.

Located on the tip of the Annamalai hills and the plains of Coimbatore, Pollachi is a largely visited tourist hub known for its rich greenery and amazing landscape. The ancient name for Pollachi was 'Pozhil Vaitchi' meaning 'the land of natural wealth and prosperity' in Tamil. The town was also called Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the reign of Kulottunga Chola III. Since ancient times, the Pollachi market called by the name of 'Pollachi Sandhai' has been considered as a prosperous bazaar that combines great natural wealth. .....

Distance (From Valparai): 65 Kms
Trip Duration (From Valparai - Including Travel): Full Day
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Backwaters

#8 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 24 km from Pollachi and 43 km from Valparai, Aliyar Dam is an earthen dam located at Aliyar village in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the popular dams in the Coimbatore district and among the prime places to visit in Valparai.

Built across the Aliyar River, the Aliyar Dam was constructed during 1959-1969 mainly for irrigation purposes. Azhiyar Dam was inaugurated on 2nd October 1962 by then Prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and was commissioned in 2002 to generate Hydro Electric Power. The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai, in the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats. The height of the dam is 81 m.

There is a well-maintained park built at bottom of the Dam along with an aquarium, a mini Themed - Park and play area maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation. The view of the Anamalai range around the reservoir is a feast for the eyes and the view of the coconut groves from the top of the dam is amazing. One can also .....

Distance (From Valparai): 43 Kms
Trip Duration (From Valparai - Including Travel): 2 Hours
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Waterfall

#9 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 5 km from Aliyar Dam, 27 km from Pollachi and 38 km from Valparai Bus Station, Monkey Falls is a natural waterfall situated in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the Pollachi-Valparai road in the Anamalai Hills range, it is one of the magnificent waterfalls in Valpari and among the best places to visit as part of Valparai Packages.

Situated near Aliyar Dam, Monkey Falls is cascading down from a height of about 60 feet into a pool. Enveloped between evergreen forests and rocky cliffs, this enchanting waterfall brings together the entire scenery. Reaching this falls requires a short trek through an evergreen forest surrounded by rock cliffs. Take a dip in the falls is refreshing though it is a bit dangerous during monsoons when the water flow is high. As the name suggests, the place has several monkeys. So, has to be careful while taking care of their belongings.

One needs to take prior permission from the Tamil Nadu Forest Department a fortnight .....

Distance (From Valparai): 38 Kms
Trip Duration (From Aliyar Dam (5 km) - Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
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Nature

#10 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 7 km from Monkey Falls, 12 km from Aliyar Dam, 31 km from Valparai and 35 km from Pollachi, Loam's View Point is a beautiful vantage point located on Valparai-Pollachi Road in Tamilnadu. Situated in the Anamalai Hills of Western Ghats, it is one of the popular viewpoints in Valparai and among the must-visit places as part of Valparai Tour Packages.

The Loam's Viewpoint is situated at the 9th hairpin bend of the winding Pollachi - Aliyar - Valparai hill road. This viewpoint has been named after Mathew Loam, who marked the roadway back in 1886. There is a platform at the viewpoint that offers an impeccable view of the Aliyar Dam and its reservoir, Anamalai mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, as well as the stunning sunset views. The place is also a good vantage point to look out into the plains, as far as the town of Pollachi.

Loam's View Point is an important vantage point that one cannot afford to miss while making their way to Valparai. This vantage point .....

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Waterfall

#11 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 3 km from Valparai Bus Station, Birla Falls or Birala Falls is a stunning waterfall located at Valparai, Tamilnadu. Situated in Sholayar Estate, it is one of the mesmerizing waterfalls in Valparai and among the top places to visit as part of the Valparai Tour Packages.

Cradled by beautiful green tea plantations, Birla Falls is formed over the Vellamalai Tunnel River, originates from the springs located in the Grass Hills of the Valparai Ranges and then proceeds to form the perennial Nadumalai River which flows through the town of Valparai. The fall is situated within Sholayar Estate of Ms. Jayshree Tea Industries Ltd. The sight of the waters cascading down the mountain peaks, dropping from one rock to another to flow freely along with the river is in itself a sight which fascinated you.

The Birala Waterfall is a very popular tourist destination for its scenic natural beauty and is a great location for avid photographers. The preferable months of visiting the .....

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Miscellaneous

#12 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 25 km from Valparai Bus Station, Manampalli is a highly reserved shola forest located in Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Valparai. Situated between Sholayar Dam and Valparai, it is one of the interesting places for trekking in Valparai.

Known for its thick Shola forests, fast-flowing rivers, and beautiful peaks, Manampalli is a favorite trekking spot for adventure enthusiasts. It is a popular dense forest with no tea plantations or different human undertaking. This place is virtually between Sholayar and Valparai however one needs to travel 8 km via the jungle from the main road to reach the place. Around 15-20 households are surviving at this place through working for Sholayar Power House which is a primary electrical energy source for Valparai.

Graced by the Manompally River, this place well-known for its rich fauna being geographically bordered to Top slip and Parambikulam. One can spot Elephants, Bison, deer, and some endangered species. For trekkers, Manampalli .....

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City

#13 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 491 Kms from Chennai, 209 km from Madurai, 383 km from Bangalore, 85 km from Ooty, 189 km from Kochi and 207 km from Mysore, Coimbatore (also known as Kovai) is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu with metro population of over 2 million.Coimbatore is also the administrative headquarters of Coimbatore district and also one of the top Tamilnadu tourist places.

Situated on the banks of the Noyyal River, Coimbatore is known as Manchester of southern India due to large number of textile industries located in the city. Coimbatore is also famous for its engineering firms, automobile parts manufacturers & educational institutions.

Coimbatore was ruled by several dynasties including Gangas, Cholas, Delhi Sultanates, Vijayanagara Kings & Madurai Nayaks when it was a small town of less than 3000 residents. It was the .....

Distance (From Valparai): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (From Valparai - Including Travel): Full Day
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Waterfall

#14 of 14 Places to Visit in Valparai

At a distance of 32 km from Chalakudy, 73 km from Kochi, 59 km from Thrissur, 100 km from Munnar, 122 km from Kottayam, 170 km from Kozhikode, 174 km from Coimbatore & 269 km from Trivandrum, Athirapally Waterfalls are one of the best waterfalls in India and one of the most famous tourist places in kerala & one of the popular weekend getaways from Kochi, Coimbatore & Munnar. These are magnificent waterfalls on Chalakudy River located at the entrance to Sholayar hill range in Thrissur district.

This waterfall drops from a height of 80 feet through several parallel streams offering a great scenic beauty. In monsoon season, the water gets strength and all the streams join together and appear like Niagara Falls. This is the biggest waterfalls in Kerala and well known for its scenic beauty. Athirapally Waterfalls is one of the top attractions you must include .....

Distance (From Valparai): 60 Kms
Trip Duration (From Valparai - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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Most Asked Questions on Valparai


  • What is the best season to visit Valparai?

    Valparai retains cool, pleasant weather throughout the year. However, Winter and Summer season from October to May is the best time to visit Valparai when the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing. Though monsoons provide more charm to the waterfalls, trekking will be risky as well as dangerous.

  • How many days are required to visit Valparai?

    Valparai takes atleast 1-2 days to visit the most important attractions. Valparai can be mixed with near by wonderful destinations like Munnar, Kodaikanal, Thekkady and Coimbatore by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Valparai?

    Budget of Valparai trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Valparai tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5500 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8300 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Valparai?

    Ensure to cover most important Places to visit in Valparai like Nallamudi Viewpoint, Karumalai Balaji Temple, Karumalai Annai Velankanni Church, Chinnakallar Falls, Monkey Falls, Aliyar Dam, Grass Hills, Nirar Dam, and Loams Viewpoint.

  • What is famous in Valparai?

    Valparai is very famous for tea and Coffee and buying local made of tea and Coffee powder is a great idea. Valparai is also well know for spices like cardamom, cloves, pepper, etc.