Attractions to explore near Valparai
Located 3500 feet high from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. One of the best tourist places in Tamilnadu. This is a pollution free heavenly land surrounded by tea estates.
Earlier known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife sanctuary is a protected area in the Annamalai hills of Pollachi and Walparai. It would be a wonderful experience to visit this place and enjoy the serene nature and climate, and to know about the animals and their habitat.
The Muniyara Dolmens are magnificent prehistoric dolmens, situated in Marayoor, Idukki. The tourists trek through the area of Muniyara to reach 15 different types of Dolmens, which belongs to the Neolithic Age, i.e. between 3000 BC and 14000 BC.
A huge rock rising over 4,000 feet with an evergreen forest on top of it. The peaks are covered in mist in rainy days but otherwise, you will be able to see the Periyar river flowing below as a silver stream, and parts of the city of Cochin far away.
Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.