The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai, in the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats. There are 40 hairpin bends on the way up to Valparai from Azhiyar. While major portions of the land are owned by private tea companies, large forest areas continue to be out of bounds. click to view more….
Malakkappara being a border place of Tamilnadu, consists of the tea estate owned by Tata Tea, forest area of Kerala Forest Department belonging to both Vazhachal Forest Division and Malayattur Forest Division. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of Malakkappara.
Baliganapalli is a village in the Hosur taluk
Thirumoorthy Temple is situated at the foot of the Thirumoorthy hills or Thirumoorthi hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy dam. The scenic beauty of the Anamalai hill range of Western Ghats, includes the cascading water to the Thirumoorthy reservoir from the Panchalingam Falls. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amanalingeswarar temple. click to view more…
The place was beautiful. One can easily see the three rivers merging. People were taking ceremonial baths near the ghats and some were organising pujas at the temple. We also saw some circular boats which were available for a ride.