Very nice drive from any direction be it from Chalakkudy,Munnar or Palghat in Kerala or Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Tea gardens every where and almost always spot some wild life activity close by. Winding roads but fairly good condition. The drive from Valparai to Aaliyah dam 43 kilometres with forty hairpin bends is definitely a not to miss one. Another interesting drive is towards Chalakkudy with stops at Vazhachal and Athirapilly waterfalls
Valparai is little larger than a normal village. We can see only small houses and no extravagant houses at all.
We can see valleys everywhere. No systematic drainage and sewage system, no good health care centres and no eating joints. Tea lea/dust is available in plenty at cheaper price which the main source of business. People are easy going and do not find any big trading activities. It is a place for nature lovers and rejuvenation.