Aliyar Reservoir is a 6.48 km2 reservoir located in the Aliyar village near Pollachi in Coimbatore. It is about 65 kilometers from Coimbatore. Aliyar dam is one of the famous dam in Coimbatore district.
The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai, in the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats.
The dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, garden, play area and a mini Theme-Park maintained by Tamil Nadu Corporation. The scenery is beautiful, with mountains surrounding three quarters of the reservoir.
If you are en route to Valparai, spend some time to visit this dam. This is a very beautiful place with a scenic view of the mountains in the backdrop.
A great place to hang out with family and kids, fish fry at government owned outlet was good. It was fresh dam fish. We can take a bath in the river nearby was awesome. Kids can enjoy a lot.
The dam visit would easily take max 2 hours time. There is good parking space and roadside food stalls near the entrance.
Entry fees for Alyar Dam Park is Rs.5
Valparai is located at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and is situated 3,914 feet above the sea level.
Places in Valparai that attracts people are: Sholayar Dam, Nallamudi viewpoint, Aliyar Dam, Balaji Temple, Loam’s view point, The Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church, Nirar Dam, Koolangal River, Grass Hills etc.
The route from Aliyar to Valparai has got 40 Hair pin bends in 40kms stretch.
The route from Athirapally to Aliyar is full of wild animals and wild elephants are a common scene in this route.
Bear, Deers and sometimes even Leopards appear in Malakkappara – Valpara route.
Malakkappara & Valparai have got full of Tea estate. It has got some of the largest tea estate in India. You have budget home stays to estate bungalows available in Valparai.
Sholayar dam is about 22 kms from Valparai town. The drive to shooliyar dam is very scenic from Valparai.