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Valparai – is a hill station located 3,500 feet sea level on the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats.
While major portions of the land are owned by a dozen of private tea estates, large forests, including the unique grass forests, Grass Hills, continue to houses elephants, boars, cheetah and other wild animals .
The Aliyar, Sholaiyar and Nirar dams add to the unique feature of this area.
The nature lovers may take the about 65 km scenic drive from Pollachi to Valparai with the Indira Gandhi Wild Life Sanctuary en route, noted for elephants, boars, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Malabar giant squirrel, gaur, spotted deer.
The area is also rich in birds, including the great hornbill.
between the tea estates around Valparaj and the Athirappilly Falls, situated on the Chalakudy river that originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats