Balaji Temple

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
Two to three hours
6:30 AM to 12:00 PM*
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Religious individuals

Quick Info

Being one of the prominent temples in Valparai, Balaji is situated amidst tea estates. It is owned and managed by Karamalai Tea Industries. The chief deity worshipped here is Lord Balaji who is also known by other names like Venkateswara or Vishnu. The statue of Lord Balaji placed in the temple is made of gold. Devotees from all over the world drop in to worship Lord Balaji and Poojas are performed like the Tirupati Balaji Temple. Inside the temple block is a beautiful garden maintained. Also, as vehicles are not allowed after the entrance and there is no parking facility near the shrine, one has to walk 500 meters uphill slope. Photography and use of mobile phones is prohibited. 

Rankings & Ratings

A temple with beautiful surroundings.
Editor's Rankings

#5 in 4 Things to Do in Valparai
#5 in 4 Sightseeing Spots in Valparai

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

As the temple is situated amidst sprawling hills and tea estates, the atmosphere is alluring and serene. Poojas are performed here without fail.


  • Surrounded by tea estates.
  • Beautiful garden inside the temple block.
  • Poojas performed like the Tirupati Balaji.


  • No photography is allowed.
  • Use of mobile phones is restricted.
  • Vehicles allowed only till entrance and one has to walk 500 meters uphill slope.

Detailed Info

Balaji Temple History

The history of this magnificent temple situated in the hills of Valparai is a bit different as compared to other historical places built after the British rule. This estate originally fell under the Peria Karamalai Tea (PKT) Produce Limited and the owner of PKT took the responsibility and constructed a temple for the residents of the area.

Detailed Info

Balaji Temple is famous as:

·         It is surrounded by lush green tea estates that add to its glory

·         These tea estates are owned and managed by Peria Karamalai Tea Industries

·         Devotees drop in from far and near places to worship Lord Balaji

·         Fables have it that the presiding deity here is not any less powerful than Tirupati Balaji

·         Inside the temple is a lawn and a play area for kids

·         As the temple is located amidst beautiful hills and tea estates, the serenity and the climate of the place makes it ideal to reinforce conviction in God

·         As it is a private owned estate, the abode of the lord is maintained in pristine condition

·         Although it is a privately owned temple but the presence of divine God Balaji makes it one of the most visited places of worship in Valparai

·         Poojas similar to those performed at Tirupati Balaji are performed here on a regular basis

·         This temple is worth spending time and money for peace of mind as well as health

·         Reciting holy scriptures here is considered very auspicious and one feels peaceful too


Balaji Temple Food Timings

There are no specific food timings but the devotees are offered prasad after darshan

Dress Code at Balaji Temple

No dress code

Festivals celebrated at Balaji Temple

A temple festival is celebrated once a year when the owner family pays a visit and celebrates with the workers of the estates around this temple. The workers are then given leave for 2 or 3 days.

How to Reach Balaji Temple

By Air: Nearest airport is at Coimbatore

 By Rail: Coimbatore Junction

By Road: Valparai is at a distance of 100 kms from Coimbatore, therefore visitors need to change bus at Pollachi to reach Valparai. From here, one can get to the temple by hiring a taxi.

*Timings: 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.