Solaiyar Dam Overview
The Solaiyar Dam, located at a short distance of 20 km from the main hill station, is one of the best places to visit in Valparai. The Solaiyar Dam is a part of the Hydroelectric Project or HEP. The main Solaiyar Dam is also known as the Solaiyar Flanking, the Solaiyar Saddle Dam or the Upper Sholayar Dam and was inaugurated in 1965.

It is surrounded by beautiful verdant hills and you can even catch an unparalleled view of the lakes in the area. This is a great picnic spot and an incredible opportunity for photography enthusiasts.

Location: Valparai, Tamil Nadu – 642125

Price: Free entry

Timings: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. (The best time to visit the dam during the day is between 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the Solaiyar Dam is between the months of June and September when the weather is pleasant, and the chances of the dam being open because of minimal rainfall, are high.
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