Solaiyar Dam : This dam is 20 kms from
Valparai and second largest rock dam in Asia. This is the Deepest dam with a Storage
capacity of 165 ft. The Solaiyar dam is actually split into two reservoirs. One
is called the Upper Solaiyar dam with an access and
the other called the Lower Solaiyar Dam deep in the Jungle.
Parambikulam – Aliyar
Dam project : Parambikulam Dam though it is in Kerala, it was built
during Kamarajar Rule and operated by the Government of Tamil Nadu . It ranks number
one in India as well as in the top ten embankment dams
in the world in terms of water volume. Parambikulam – Aliyar projects interconnected
by tunnels and canals from Parambikulam, Aliyar, Solaiyar, Thunakadavu,
Thekkadi and Palar Rivers from different points and at different
elevations. This is a show case of an excellent engineering expertise.
Nirar Dam : It is 15 km from Valparai utilised for both irrigation
and hydro electric power production. There is a famous waterfall situated near this
dam, which resembles the Silver Cascade Waterfalls in Kodaikanal. Heavy
rain is experienced during June – July monsoon season months.
Monkey Falls : It is 65 kms from Coimbatore on Coimbatore-Pollachi-Valparai
Highway. It is a refreshing natural falls, that attracts both Children and Elders.
Entry fee of Rs.20/- charged per head to visit the falls.
Topslip : Picturesque locality at an
altitude of 240m of the Anamalai Hills is 37 kms from Pollachi. Top Slip can be
reached only by road. There is a Tree Hut available as
watch tower for thrill seekers. Sanctuary has accommodation for overnight stay.
Local Transport is also available to go around the sanctuary.
Balaji Temple is located 10kms from valpari, built and maintained
by Peria Karamalai Tea industries. Pujas are formed as per Tirupati Balaji Temple
Traditions. This temple attracts people on Saturdays, Sundays and other Festival
Days. The Sidhi Vinyagr Temple is 5 kms from Valparai built and
maintained by Jaya Tea Industries and people visit this temple regularly.
Tourist Facilities : Hospitals, Banks,
Forex Counters, Yoga Centers are available in different parts of the Coimbatore
City and the District.