Sholayar Dam

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  • Address: Valparai, Tamil Nadu 642125, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Dam

Essentially a hydroelectric project, the Sholayar Dam is also recognised for its natural beauty and surreal landscapes. Nestled in the quaint hill station of Valparai of Tamil Nadu, this dam’s reservoir is safe to visit. An incredible sight for photography opportunities and of course a very scenic drive. Although some part of the ride is a tad rough, nevertheless adds to the experience. If you look around, there is a possibility that you spot some wild elephants! Several biking enthusiasts have made this reservoir a popular jaunt. There is plenty of open space where you could even play with the kids, thus making for a great spot if you are looking for things to do in Valparai with kids.  

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  • Sholayar Dam Address: Valparai, Tamil Nadu 642125, India
  • Sholayar Dam Timing: 24-hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Valparai include Sholayar Dam in their plan

  • 20% of people start their Sholayar Dam visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sholayar Dam

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sholayar Dam

People normally club together Sholayar Reservoir and Eravikulam National Park while planning their visit to Sholayar Dam.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sholayar Dam Reviews & Ratings

  • Good place. But when I got there visitors were not allowed on the dam. The place is beautiful. Looks really good in rainy season.

  • Nice experience for a one day trip... Lots of places to see on the way... One can experience water bodies, tea gardens, rain forest and cold climate etc in its original form...

  • Nice at rainy season it will be filled with water and sometimes you can see it's shutter opens. Such a beautiful dam. Nice to see

  • Fantastic experience to spend some time in the morning or evening.

  • Nice place to hangout. But less water in summer season. You will get wild honey, rose apple, fish fries and lot more from local shops. Better to have your meals before the Tamilnadu check post.

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