Sholayar Dam, to be specific the lower Sholayar dam is located more than 60 km from Chalakudy town. The difference with the upper and lower is because the dam has two reservoirs. The Upper Sholayar Dam is accessed by tourist and it is located in Tamil Nadu whereas, the other is located in Kerala, called as the Lower Sholayar Dam. This attraction is the lifeline of the local people and this dam is surrounded by Sholayar forest.
Chalakudy town is located closer to Sholayar Dam at a distance of more than 60 kilometers. You can hire a taxi for to and from transportation to this attraction.
Since it is located in the middle of the forest, you can sight-see flora and fauna amidst the nature. If you are an enthusiastic nature photographer then this is a perfect place. You can also go to the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve while you visit the dam.
It is ideally visited throughout the year but it is best visited during winters when the weather is dry. Sholayar Dam is best visited between the months of December to February.