Valara

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Valara
village
Valara is located in Kerala
Valara
Valara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°18′36″N 76°29′45″E / 10.31000°N 76.49583°E / 10.31000; 76.49583Coordinates: 10°18′36″N 76°29′45″E / 10.31000°N 76.49583°E / 10.31000; 76.49583
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictIdukki
TalukasDevikulam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685561
Telephone code914864
Vehicle registrationKL-68
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyIdukki
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDevikulam

Valara (Malayalam: വാളറ) is located in between Neriamangalam on the eastern border of the Ernakulam District and Adimali of Kochi - Madurai National Highway (NH-49). It is in Idukki district, Kerala, at a distance of 14 km from Adimali. The main attraction of this place is Valara waterfalls. Which is in the Deviyar river, a small river originating from western ghats, passing through Adimali Grama Panchayath. It is considered as one of the major waterfalls in Kerala state. The Thottiyar Hydro Electric project is the New project of KSEB. The Project proposed in the river Thottiyar (Deviyar), a tributary of river Periyar in Idukki District of Kerala State. The scheme envisages utilization of the water from a catchment area of 59 sq.km, and by diverting the water by constructing a weir across the river Thottiyar through an open cut channel, conveyance tunnel, penstock to generate electricity in a surface power house. The tail race water will be lead to the same river through a tail race channel. Valara has chain of waterfalls surrounded by thick green forests. Cheeyappara Waterfall is nearby.

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