Valparai, the solo hill station in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, is ready to get two tourist attractions. Earlier, Valparai had no touristy place, and only Sholaiyar dam as well as the tea estates would serve the purpose.

According to the TOI, a botanical garden and a boat house in Valparai is in progress these days. It is expected to get completed by December 2020 and the inauguration for public visitors will be done in January 2021.

Reportedly, Valparai municipal commissioner K Paunraj examined the boat house construction activity on July 25. S P Velumani, Municipal Administration Minister, had laid the foundation stone for the two tourist places in March 2019.

The Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned INR 5.47 cr for building the botanical garden on 4.5 ac of PWD land. For now, half of the work has been done. On the other hand, INR 2.5 crore was allocated by the government to build the boat house on 4.25 ac of land near the municipal inspection bungalow.

An official told TOI that they are expecting to welcome several tourists to Valparai after the opening of the botanical garden and boat house.

Valparai is situated at an altitude of 4500 ft above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats. The route to this hill station features 40 hairpin bends.

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