One of the most interesting places to see in Valparai is the Nirar Dam. It is situated 16 km from the hill station of Valparai and the entire region is well-connected through a good network of roads. There is another adjacent dam called the Lower Nirar Dam located inside the jungle.
The most thrilling and intriguing part is crossing the 8km long tunnel that connects the Nirar Dam with the Solaiyar Dam. The Nirar Dam was constructed mainly for irrigation purposes and to provide hydroelectricity to the area.
Location: Near Kodaikanal, Valparai, India
Price: INR 30 per person for entry (an additional cost of INR 80 has to be paid if you are carrying a camera)
Timing: Monday to Sunday (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Best Time to Visit: The weather remains most pleasant between the months of September to March. This consists of the autumn, winter and spring season in Valparai.