Hundreds of turns and switchbacks on the road from Chalakudy to Valparai

The Chalakudy-Valparai Road is a very scenic drive running across the Sholayar Reserve Forest, in India. The road crosses a thick deciduous forest, tea plantations, and the famous Athirapally waterfall.

Chalakudy-Valparai Road

The road, part of State Highway 21 (SH 21) in Kerala, is fully paved. It’s 107km (66 miles) long and links Chalakudy (on the banks of Chalakudy River in Thrissur District of the Kerala State at an elevation of 19m above the sea level) and Valparai (in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, at 1.193m (3,914ft) above the sea level).

The road is pretty steep and includes hundreds of turns and switchbacks. It is a most preferred road trip by families as well as young solo travellers. The drive offers stunning views.
Pic: saiju joseph