Quaint cottages, fragrant tea gardens, mist-draped mornings and the whistling thrush waking you up with its harmonious whistle are hallmarks of Valparai. Valparai with its impeccable beauty has become the most sought after holiday destination in South India. Nature’s luxurious gift to the Western Ghats and erstwhile summer capital of the British and the pollution free heavenly land Valparai is located above 3,500 feet from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range, in the Coimbatore district of Tamilnadu.
Valparai is not just a small town. It stands majestically with green carpeted mountains and thick shola forests all around. Valparai shares it's boundaries with Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Eravikulam National Park and Vazhachal forest division. People are approachable and very friendly. This is one of the places that you shouldn't miss in your life.
The unique Grass Hills is also located near Valparai. The hill sports tall grass and houses elephants, bisons, wild boars, leopards, sloth bears and other wild animals. In addition, one can drive around the mountainous tea estates enjoying the pleasant climate and forget the once dense forests have paved the way for tea bushes. The 64-km drive from Pollachi to Valparai is itself an exotic experience. En route you can find lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri and common langur, Malabar giant squirrel, elephant, gaur, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, wild boar etc. From Valparai you can visit Aliyar, Sholaiyar and Nirar dams. Tunnels bored into the mountains and canals to harness the water from Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholaiyar Dam, and several tourist spots.