Does 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:
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: