About Us Nestled in the high-altitudes of the Western Ghats, Valparai is the perfect gateway to the surrounding shola forests of Anamalais. Of all the plantations in India, Anamallais is perhaps the youngest, having been surveyed and planted only after the 1864. RJ Lowry and his famous Carnatic coffee company were the first to appear in the eastern slopes of the region. The British conservators and consequently the Indian counterparts were judicious enough to live the exquisite tropical forest untouched. But for the coffee, tea and other plantations in its foothills, much of the forest is untouched and unseen. Anamalais derives its name from elephants. In the vernacular language, it means the elephant hill.
How to reach Green Hill Hotel You can start from Coimbatore or Chalakudy in Kerala. Enroute to Valparai you have plenty to see and experience. Drive 40 kms from Coimbatore towards south, on the Palani route, to reach Pollachi and take a turn towards west. Valparai is 60 kms of pleasant drive from Pollachi, passing Aliyar Reservoir where the climb begins. There are 40 hairpins to be negotiated and the road is smooth all through.
Whilst starting from Chalakudy in Kerala, head west along beside the Chalakudy river via Athirapally to Puliyilapara, Malakkapara, Sholayar, and finally Valparai.
- Nearest Airport: "Coimbatore" (100 kms) and "Nedumbassery" (Cochin Intrenational Airport) 160 kms.
- Nearest Railway Station: Pollachi (60 kms)