Yes - very much. I had been there in October last year along with my Kid. I took the Chennai - Salem - Palladam - Pollachi - Valparai onwards and stayed there for 2 days. I visited Balaji Temple and Sholayar Dam - Couldn't visit top slip as it was closed, it might be open now. The route is fantastic all the way but ghats aren't the usual likes of Ooty and Kodai. The roads are bit narrow but manageable and more fun than other ghats. On the return we took Valparai - Solayar Dam - Sholayar Forest - Athirampally Falls - Thrisur - Palakkad - Coimbatore - Salem - Chennai. We had a longish route because my family wanted to visit Athirampally falls. Agains roads are good except the Thrissur - Vadankachery stretch.