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Aliyar Dam & Gardens – Near Pollachi, Coimbatore

aliyar dam hills and waterDoes that seem mesmerizing enough to spend an evening in this place? 🙂 Aliyar (Azhiyar) Dam is a scenic locality located in the foot hills of Valparai mountains. From Coimbatore, one has to travel to the nearby town of Pollachi (35 KM) and then take the road that goes to Valparai. This Aliyar dam & gardens are located about 25 KM from Pollachi, in the Valparai road. So, from Coimbatore, its just 60-65 KM. Its located on the highway itself.

On the way:

on the way to aliyar dam (valparai road)We need to walk up to see the water and hills surrounding it. The climb is worth it!

steps on the way up to aliyar dam Pictures taken while walking over the Aliyar Dam. For some reason, boating was not allowed when I went.

aliyar dam walkway water and hillsphotos of hills taken while walking over aliyar azhiyar dam Aliyar Gardens/ Park is just below the Aliyar Dam. The entrance ticket for Aliyar Dam/ park is Rs.4/-. Its quite neatly maintained. There is also an aquarium next to this park, but I didn’t go there.

aliyar azhiyar gardens parkaliyar gardens flowing wateraliyar garden/ park photosa stylish banana tree in aliyar park/ gardentortoise in aliyar dam/ parkaliyar garden

Good thing about Aliyar Dam/ Park is, there are some shops around this place to have some snacks/ get refreshed. Its especially useful if one is traveling to Valparai (I saw a board that the next petrol bunk was 40 KM away from this place) as the road after this, goes right around and over the hills.

It seems Valparai, is a non-commercialized hill station (perhaps a bit like Munnar) but that was another 40 KM drive from this place. On my bike, I would become too tired if I climb hills! Perhaps some other day! I did go to the Monkey falls which was just about 3 KM from here. I will post the photos from there next week.

Video slide-show of some more photos taken at Azhiyar Dam and Gardens:

Video courtesy: Youtube (3 min: 8 sec)

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