Sholayar is famous for the Upper Sholayar Dam, which is located 20 kilometres away from Valparai. It is the second deepest dam in the whole of Asia and attracts a number of visitors throughout the year. The dam is a part of Tamil Nadu’s hydroelectric power project. One requires special permission to visit the dam. The dam in itself is a sight to behold with its majestic might and the gushing waters that flow out from it.
It is located 85 kilometres away from Pollachi. The dam is set amidst plantations, thick forests and green hills and meadows. Sholayar is one place that leaves the visitor wanting for more, of the peace and serenity that is rare in the city. The dam is filled with visitors at any time of the year, owing to its serene location.