Earth Day

Earth DayPeople around the globe have come together to celebrate the Earth Day, a day meant to emphasize on the need to protect the planet and preserve its environment. First celebrated in the United States in 1970. The idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson. He was a US senator from Wisconsin. Nelson, who had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, felt the urgency of the matter.

According to environmentalists Network, this year’s Earth Day is dedicated to spreading awareness about the pollution caused by plastic and the need to eventually end its use. The Earth Day went global by the 1990s and is now celebrated by at least 192 countries. In Valparai the tourists and local people have taken resolution to reduce plastic usage and help the forest.

Chinnakallar Falls

Chinnakallar Falls
Chinnakallar is the second highest rainfall area in the country. Chinnakallar in Valparai records maximum rainfall next to Chirapungi in Valparai area at a distance of 17 kms. from Valparai Town. Watching the water fall in the mid green forest fields with a hanging bridge is a pleasant view for eyes.

Route Map:
Valparai – Koolangal River – Srikundra Estate – Eetiar Estate – Cinchona Estate – 2/3 Estate – Chinnakallar Dam and Falls.

Road Condition : Bad from Cinchona Forest Check Post.

Ticket: Rs.115/head.

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Welcome to Valparai

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Valparai is Called “7th Heaven”, This pollution free heavenly land is located above 3,500 feet from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. Valparai does not mean only a single town; it stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. Facility with kind hospitality for you is assured here. All your needs such as boarding, food, shopping can be satisfied by esteemed Hotels and Shops. It is a place to be visited at least once in your life span, to bring out the joy and peace within you. Visit and enjoy the pleasure of Nature and keep the green memories alive……


Valparai is surrounded by The Anamalai Tiger Reserve sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and lies in the great Western Ghats south of the Palghat Gap, better known as Anaimalais (Mountain of Elephants). With an core area of 958 square kilometer and It is rich in flora and fauna . This protected area constitutes the most important watershed for the agricultural economy and power supply.

Best time to visit VALPARAI

The best time to visit would be between October and March when the weather is chill and pleasant. During April and May the weather is sunny though not hot but is ideal for outdoor photography. June to August is rainy season and due to that one can enjoy a hot cup of coffee looking at the rain drops glistening on the beautiful green tea plantations from the room.


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