The Chalakudy-Valparai Road is a very scenic drive running through the Sholayar Reserve Forest, in India. The road crosses a thick deciduous forest, tea plantations, and the famous Athirapally waterfall.
The road is paved. It’s 107km 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.
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