around Pollachi :
is about 30 km from Valparai town. It is one of the longest dam
in Asia. The length of the dam measures about 6-7 km. It lies in
the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala. This dam is constructed in Chalakudy
river. The beauty of Athirappilly water falls and Sholayar dam can
be enjoyed on the way to Sholayar.
Special permission must be sought to visit this place. Hydro Electric
plant at Kadamparai between Pollachi and Valparai is most worth
Many wild species are found frequently in this region. It’s
speciality lies in the fact that it is carved out within a single
rock, which gives an astonishing view.
Water from Chinnakallar falls gets collected in this dam. It is
located in eastern side of Valparai hills 20 km from Valparai town.
There are two dams, upper Nerar and lower Nerar which is about 20
km and 15 km from Valparai.
Aliyar Dam was constructed in 1962 across the Aliyar river. It is
located about 65 Km from Coimbatore and it is found on the foothills
of Valparai. Here, Aliyar lake receives water from upper aliyar
reservoir through hydro-electric power station in Navamali and the
Parambikulam reservoir through a contour canal. Near Aliyar dam,
a good-looking park, an aquarium and a mini theme park is being
maintained by Tamilnadu Fisheries Corporation. Ambarambalayam Darga
is situated at the banks of the river Aliyar.