Pollachi: The Aliyar Monkey falls has been closed down for tourists. The ban has been imposed after heavy rains in the hilly areas of Aliyar and Valparai.
The place will be strictly watched over by a team led by Pollachi ranger Kashilingam. Also the forest department will be patrolling on the roads to avoid any accidents as small waterfalls have been formed on the Valparai ghat roads. The amount of water flowing into the Aliyar dam has increased.
The dam would be opened anytime as it is fast reaching its maximum capacity. 28 mm of rain was received in Valparai, 27 mm in Pollachi, 60 mm in Thoonakkadavu, 65 mm in Peruvari Pallam, 27 mm in Upper Aliyar, 26 mm in Nallar and 145 mm in Parambikulam.