Aliyar Dam is located at a distance of 20 km from Pollachi Town. The Aliyar dam stands at the foot of Valparai, in the Anamalai Range of the Western Ghats.
The Aliyar dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, aquarium and mini Theme-Park maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation. It is an ideal picnic spot. Overnight stay is possible in the forest rest house.
Aliyar Dam “The Best Picnic Spot” is located above 918 feet (280 m) from the Mean sea level on the Anamalai mountain range and in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve. It stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around :
Aliyar Dam is a huge tourist magnet thanks to its pretty parks, its aquarium and the mini theme park. If you are looking for a picnic spot, well, this is where you should head to! For those who want to stay overnight, there’s a forest rest house.
Aliyar Dam’s scenic environs are what makes it so popular. Surrounded by mountains capped with mist and verdant slopes with the glistening silent reservoir, it makes for an ideal place to forget the hurry bury of city life.
Aliyar Dam with its panoramic surroundings is an idyllic spot for a picnic with its lofty mountains and the tranquil reservoir. Aliyar Park, which is just below the Aliyar Dam, is a well-maintained spot. Do check out the aquarium next to the park. You could also enjoy some boating if you like. Monkey Falls is just 2 km away from Aliyar Dam via the Valparai route.
The Sanctuary is highly diverse in its topography, altitude, rainfall, climate and temperature. Therefore, it naturally supports a wide variety of flora and fauna including several rare, endemic and endangered species of plants and animals. Diversity of landscape and its components enchants one and all alike be he a tourist, a trekker, an anthropologist, a wildlife or a naturalist.