Sholayar dam is the second highest masonry dam in Asia (345 feet) situated very close to Whispering Falls Resort in Valparai (1km). The length of the dam measures about 6-7km. Green carpet of tea fields and forest on either side of the dam is a mesmerizing view for you eye. Being situated on Tamilnadu - Kerala border, the dam attracts tourists from both the States.
Athirapally falls is at the entrance of Sholayar range, just 50kms from Whispering Falls Resort in Valparai. Emerging from the high ridges of Western Ghat, Chalakudy river is harnessed by a dam at Sholayar. The tail of water passes out of Vazhachal forests as magnificent natural waterfalls at Athirapilly. The view of this falls, which is located adjacent to dense green forest, is terrific.
The most beautiful and enchanting of all places in Valparai, Grass Hills is a home of various flora and fauna. The scenic beauty of akamala and thangachi malai enriches the experience for a thrilling adventure.
Balaji temple is at a distance of 9km from Valparai. This temple is owned by Peria Karamalai tea industries. The temple is located in the midst of a beautiful mountain and evergreen forest.
Chinnakallar falls is 26km from Valparai, called as Cherrapunji of South India. Walking through the hanging bridge built across the falls is an unforgettable experience. Chinnakallar falls is located in the midst of a lush green dense forest, with tall majestic trees, making you fall in love with the place.
KARUMALAI ANNAI VELLANKANNI CHURCH
The church is known for miracles often. The natural waterfalls in front of the church is it's main highlight.
The pebbles seen in the bank of the river and the zigzag shape of the river is spectacular.
LOWER NIRAR DAM
This dam is built for purpose such as irrigation, hydro electricity. It is situated in a wonderful location covered by a dense forest. The water source of the dam never goes dry.
The valley is of historical importance because it is situated in the border of Madras State and Travancore Kingdom. Even today, it marks the border between Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu and Idukki, Thrissur districts of Kerala. Iddliyar, soorya malai and hill Tribes settlement can be viewed from here.