Unlike other crowded hill stations like Ooty, Kodaikanal and Munnar where you will get down right in front of the tourist attractions, in Valparai you will have to a walk little bit or rather trek for atleast 0.5 – 1 k.m. to reach the actual tourist spots. Few elderly visitors may find this difficult.
However, all visitors will love this place because of it’s climate and lush green surroundings that is becoming rare in other hill stations because of commercialization.
Places to Visit
- Solaiyar Dam
- Balaji Temple
- Pancha Mugha Vinayakar Temple
- Monkey Falls
- Aaliyar Dam
- Athirampalli Falls
- Estates at both sides of the road
- chinnakallar dam
- nallamudi poonjolai
- koolangal aaru (River)
- 9th bend view point
- Tiger valley view point
- Topslip wildlife sanctuary
- Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary
Other places that require prior permission from the Forest Department to visit:
- Manamboli Powerhouse and Watch Tower
- Kadamparai Dam and Powerhouse
- Upper Aliyar Dam
As of 2009, entry to the famous Grass Hills is strictly prohibited for the public. Trespassing is an offense and is punishable by fine or imprisonment or both. Only environmental and wildlife conservationists are allowed to enter the zone after obtaining special permission from the Chief Conservator of Forests in Chennai.