Peringalkuthu & Sholayar Dams

Deep in the forest on the way to Valpara are the two dams that generate hydroelectric power to the state. Entry to the dam site is with special permission only.


Valparai Athirappilly Falls were located at the Chalakudi Lake that generates in the top reaches connected with the Western Ghats. Several endangered plus endemic varieties with flora and fauna tend to be observed in the jungles associated with the Athirapilly-Valparai location. This particular place is the only spot throughout the Western Ghats where some endangered Hornbill varieties are found. The Western Ghats can be just one of the most significant biodiversity sizzling locations in the globe. This priceless natural earth is undoubtedly degraded by means of mining, exploration, and hydro electric tasks.

Athirapally is famous among people. Valparai Athirapally falls is just one of the ideal destinations to check out in Kerala. Another famous waterfall to check out is that Valparai Waterfalls in Tamilnadu. Athirappilly Falls is the portion of canal and that is around 80 feet in elevation. Athirappilly is quickly reachable via Chalakudy by having a car for hire or through bus through the Chalakudy government bus stand. Suitable safety measures are considered on spot to avoid accidents when swimming and the police get away is usually situated there. Athirappilly is located on road linking Tamilnadu and Kerala, every day after 6 PM traveling is not allowed. But people might get pleasure from the daring travel in the midsection of jungle.

From Coimbatore to Pollachi it is about forty Kilometers, Valparai is around sixty five kilometer from Pollachi town, and the highway climbs way up steeply through Aziyar, Attagatti, Waterfall tea estates and Kavarkal to Valparai. From the Valparai town and on the way to Solayar, the highway will go via lustrous outrageous jungles following Malakkiparai. Road is as employs: From Valparai to Malakkiparai about twenty miles, from Sholayar twenty one miles, Athirapalli Five kilometer. Generally there is completely no human being settlement among Malakkiparai Dam. Animals like elephants and bison - spread around the highway, and evening traveling is frustrated.  Athirapalli is on the Chalakudy River or canal.

Poringalkuthu Hydel Project

One can never skip to visit 'Poringalkuthu Hydel Project', while their trip to Athirappally. Around 5 kms away from Vazhachal, you can spot Poringalkuthu Hydel Project. Here, you will definitely experience a breathtaking view of the enchanting nature around. Here you can sight a dam built on behalf of the hydel project before independence. The dam was commissioned in the year 1959. The equipments were bought from UK.

The dam and its premises can be enjoyed in its close proximity through boating. One can also make use of the pedal boats to experience the serene ambiance here. Enjoy the magnificent green environment around, while having a calm voyage through the water. At Poringalkuthu, you can also visit an inspection bungalow of the Kerala State Electricity Board. It is an Anglican-style building, built before independence. You will have to get prior permission to enter the dam site. For boating and for entrance, you will have to pay a nominal fee.


Anakkayam is a beautiful place blessed with attractive lakes, spectacular waterfalls, mesmerizing green forest, rocks etc. Those who want to get away with the hustles and bustles of the city life, Anakkayam will be an ideal choice for making their trip the most memorable one. Anakkayam is ideally placed near Chalakkudy.

The waterfall here is nestled in between the lush greenish environment and the sight of this will make you delightful. The name 'Anakkayam' means 'Elephant's pit'. Now it is believed that elephants had got drowned in the lake here and thus got the name 'Anakkayam'. This particular place was once the battle field of Khilafath against the English.

Anakkayam is a heaven for adventure lovers. Come and explore the mysterious forest at Anakkayam. The breathtakingly beautiful Anakkayam will be revealed again and again. Here you will be getting a very rare chance to come closer to the nature and you will feel that you are one with the nature. The best time to be at Anakkayam is from October to March.