40 hairpin turns and crazy curves on the way to Loam’s Viewpoint
Loam’s Viewpoint is a beautiful lookout at an elevation of 780m (2,559ft) above the sea level located in the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats, in India.
Is the road to Loam’s Viewpoint paved?
The road to the view point is totally paved. It’s called State Highway 78, also known as Valparai Ghat Road. The road is all though mountain range with 40 hairpin bends and some crazy curves. The road is quite risky and prone to accidents. You have to be extra careful while passing through the twists and turns that are abundant on the road.
How long is the road to Loam’s Viewpoint?
The road is 63.8 km (39.64 miles) long, running north-south from Pollachi to Valparai. The viewpoint is situated in the 9th hairpin bend. It’s named after Mr. Loam, a British general officer who was appointed to lay this road way back in 1886.
Is the road to Loam’s Viewpoint worth it?
To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 2 and 3 hours. The panoramic view from this point is excellent. The viewpoint offers amazing views of the marvelous Aliyar Dam, the surrounding mountains of Western Ghats and the Pollachi town. Hairpin bends no 9,10, 11 and 12 are awesome points to click pictures.
Pic: AKHIL TJ