Sholayar Dam Overview

Ranked 2 of 17 sightseeing in Valparai

Sholayar Dam is considered to be the second deepest dam in the continent of Asia. It is part of the Hydroelectric Project of Tamil Nadu. The dam is situated around 20 km away from Valparai.

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Sholayar Dam

Thejasvi Bhat
26th Jul 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Aiman padattil

Aiman padattil3.6/5

11 reviews

Nice dam

Try to visit back side of Sholayar dam by early morning. If you are lucky you may see wild animals drinking water from this dam.You can have an amazing view of reservoir from Sri Ram Estate

Illen Cheran

Illen Cheran3.6/5

1 review

Awesome sceneries

I have visited many places in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka among all of these this place impressed me alot. We can see many types of Monkeys and also you can see great sceneries while travelling.

Ajmal Rafeeq

Ajmal Rafeeq4.3/5

76 reviews

Awesome feeling

This is located on the way to Valparai, this is great place we were bike riding through and we reached here, but just hits you on the face. Just an amazing feel, the water sprinkles on your face with the mist covered and the wind through your hair is just another awesome feeling :)

Vijay Kambhampati

Vijay Kambhampati4.3/5

5 reviews

Nice Dam with cool climate

Very nice dam. It is good to visit during daytime. Boating is not allowed but you can see it just once. The hilly mountains, river water, cool climate will make your dam look more beautiful

Kaushik Kannan

Kaushik Kannan5.0/5

2 reviews

Cool, calm and fresh air

Close to nature and misty winds is how the place welcomes you. It is really free of the usual hustle and bustle. So for people who like people, this is not the place to visit, but for nature lovers this is an ultimate place.

Inquisitive  Traveller

Inquisitive Traveller3.9/5

18 reviews

Dam is cool with all the lights on

It is good for a one time visit, not actually worth that hype. However the view at night from the bottom of dam is cool with all the lights on, it looks like airport runway.

Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph3.9/5

201 reviews

One of the longest dam in Kerala border

The Sholayar dam on the way to Valparai from Chalakudy is supposed to be the longest dam in South India and we can access it by road. The vast and deep reservoir spread over a large area with still blue water and the green forests on the sides of the reservoir makes it a nice sport to spend few hours.
  • One of the longest dam in Kerala border

Thilakar gandhi

Thilakar gandhi4.3/5

7 reviews

Longest dam in Asia

This is one of the longest dams which I have seen so far. You can see the beauty of the dam situated at Western Ghats. The water accumulated area by the Dam is very long and beautiful. The Hydro plant (Electricity production) is very helpful for the village which provides electricity for the whole village.

Ganesh Rajendran

Ganesh Rajendran4.3/5

4 reviews

Second deepest dam in Asia

Good scenery and nice place to click a few pics and enjoy nature!

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