16 Dams in Tamil Nadu that you should visit - With photos & details

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16 Dams to explore in Tamil Nadu

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Aliyar DamAliyar Dam, Tamil Nadu 642101

A reservoir located in the Aliyar village near Pollachi, Coimbatore. The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai. the dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, garden, aquarium, play area, and a mini theme park.

Amaravathi DamAmaravathi Dam, Tamil Nadu 642102

It is a dam constructed across the Amaravathi river in 1957 during K .Kamaraj's administration.

BhavaniSagar DamBhavaniSagar Dam, Tamil Nadu 638451

Also called as Lower Bhavani dam, located on the Bhavani river.  This is the second-largest earthen dam in the world. A huge dam and a beautiful garden is associated with it.

Jedarpalayam DamJedarpalayam Dam, Tamil Nadu, India

Located in the Kabillarmalai panchayat. The dam is constructed across the river Kaveri where tourists flock in large numbers. Boating is available here and also a children's park is there.

Kallanai DamKallanai Dam, Thogur Village, Grand Anicut, Tamil Nadu 620013

This is an ancient dam built across the river Kaveri.  The dam was originally constructed by the Chola king Karikalan.

Karaiyar DamKaraiyar Dam, Papanasam R.F., Tamil Nadu 627425

A beautiful picnic spot inside the Kalakkad mundanthurai reserve. Boating facilities are available here.

Kodiveri DamKodiveri Dam, Periyakodiveri, Tamil Nadu 638503, India

Wonderful picnic spot located near Sathyamangalam. The waterfall formed in the downstream of the kodiveri dam is a wonderful spot with nice views of the falls.

Manimuthar DamManimuthar Dam, Tamil Nadu 627421, India

The Manimuthar Dam is situated at the foothills of the scenic Podhigai Hills. It is built on the Thamirabarani River. The area features marvelous natural beauty. The spot where the waters, the mountains, and the sky meet offers a spectacular view.

Mettur DamMettur Dam, Tamil Nadu 636401, India

One of the largest dam in India across Cauvery, which was built in 1934.  There is a park at the base of the dam. This dam provides  irrigation and drinking water facilities for more than 12 districts of Tamilnadu

Mukkombu DamMukkombu Dam, Andanallur, Tamil Nadu 639115, India

The dam is built at the location where the Kaveri River leaves its tributary, named River Kollidam. The length of Mokkombu is 685 meters, and its layout was planned by Sir Arthur Cotton. Mukkombu is a beautiful picnic spot in the region. It is also called as the upper dam.

Papanasam DamPapanasam Dam, Ambasamudram - Papanasam - Upper Dam Rd, Papanasam R.F., Tamil Nadu 627551, India

The Papanasam dam is also known as the Karaiyar dam. The dam is used to irrigate  Thirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts.

Pechiparai DamPechiparai Dam, Tamil Nadu 629101

An artificial water body, situated near the pechiparai village of Kanyakumari. Constructed between  1897 and 1906.   A European engineer was the one who worked behind this beautiful dam.

Ponnaniyaru DamPonnaniyaru Dam, D.Edayapatti East, Tamil Nadu 621315

It is constructed beyond Preumalmalai and Chemmalai. The tourism around the dam is promoted by the Tamil Nadu Department of Tourism. A large number of local people and outsiders visit the dam. There is a bridge without any support of piers on the Ponnaniyaru Dam. It is known as a hanging bridge and offers you the panoramic view of lush green forest and hills. Standing on the bridge, you can see the trains moving on the rails between the hillocks.

Sathanur DamSathanur Dam, Tamil Nadu 606706, India

Sathanur Dam is formed by Sathanur Reservoir, one of the major dams in Tamil Nadu. It is constructed across the Thenpennai River also called as Pennaiyar River in Thandarampet taluk among Chennakesava Hills.

Siruvani WaterfallsNoyyal River, Booluvampatti, Tamil Nadu 641114, India

Siruvani falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Coimbatore district. There is also a dam associated with this river and waterfalls.  this is a tourist-friendly location in Tamilnadu.

Vaigai DamGuest House Rd, Melmangalam, Tamil Nadu 625562, India

A dam built across the Vaigai river. It provides water for irrigation to the Madhurai district and Dindigul district.