Valparai is a hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The pollution free heavenly land, Valparai is located above 3,500 feet from the sea level on the Annamalai mountain range. Valparai does not mean only a single town; it stands majestically with green spread mountains and forest all around. Annamalai wildlife sanctuary is filled with various fauna like green pigeon, pangolin, sloth bear, panther, elephant, tiger, gaur, deer etc. Aaliyar dam is a famous picnic spot; the park near the dam is well maintained and pulls many tourists to Aliyar dam. Birla Falls, situated in sholayar estate, is surrounded by tea fields. Watching the water fall in the mid green tea fields is a pleasant view for eyes. Sidhi Vinayagar Temple is situated in a very beautiful garden environment, it is very near to Valparai. Congreve falls is named after C.R.T Congreve, one of the early explorers of this hill. Manompally forest truly provides the icing on the cake for Valparai; this place is sure to get your jaws dropping in fascination. Graced by the Manompally river (with a few crocodiles, of course), this reserve forest provides adventurous treks, a high probability to sight some of endangered species. There is a trekking shed (rest house) on the banks of Manompally river which doubles up as a base camp for those bent on adventure. Grass Hills is the most secluded, the most beautiful, the most enchanting and the most peaceful place on earth. A host of species found here, like the Nilgiri t ahr and Nilgiri Pipit, are not found anywhere in the world. The lush green meadows present there are those one sees in their romantic dreams. Athirapally falls is one of the thickest evergreen forests in India; simulating the canopied rainforests of Amazon and Central Africa. Athirapally falls has been the backdrop for many south Indian movies. You can look at it from the top and from the bottom as well. You can take bath in the Chalakudy river too. On the way there are two other falls Charpa and Vazachal . In charpa falls the water plunges on to the road in the monsoon, so get ready to get drenched if you are visiting it in the rainy season. Vazh achal waterfalls is set in the backdrop of a lush green forest near gorges. Nallamudi- Pooncholai (valley view) can be reached through a gateway in the tea garden. From here you can spot an excellent view of Anaimudi peak, the highest peak in South India. There are few falls on the valley, one of which appears as streaks. This is truly a sight to behold. Monkey falls is one of nature's finest and purest sources of minerals and ayurvedic formulations; these falls truly rejuvenate your body and mind. This gives a panoramic view of the Azhiyar dam . Tiger valley provides a spectacular view of Kadamparai and the upper Azhiyar projects. Carver marsh view point is covered in mist most of the year, but when the skies are clear one can witness a breathtaking view of the Sholayar Reservoir. Balaji temple: fables will tell you that the presiding deity here is not any less powerful than Thirupathi Balaji himself. Iraichal parai falls: The water originates from the springs in the Grass Hills and it forms the perennial Nadumalai River which flows through Valparai. Chinna Kallar is considered to be one of the wettest places in India at par with Mawsymram, Cherrapunji and Agumbe. The waterfalls in this area can be reached by an adventurous trek upon a hanging bridge, a legacy of the British. You can buy good quality tea and honey in Valparai. It is a place to be visited at least once in your life span, to bring out the joy and peace within you.