Kallanai Dam, Trichy

Kallanai Dam

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Kallanai Dam
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About Kallanai Dam

The Kallanai Dam is built over the River Cauvery in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. This dam covers a total area of 146.70 sq. km. It is also known as Grand Anicut and was built by the Chola King Karikalan in the 1st century AD. This dam is considered to be the oldest water regulator structure of world which is still in use. The origination of this dam was done with the purpose of string water that can be used for fertilising the delta region during irrigation.

The name of this dam means stone dam, which is significant with its structure. It is 329 m in length and 20 m in width and further from River Cauvery breaks into two channels after reaching Sri Rangam Island. Its northern channel is called Kollidam and it ends at Poompuhar, into the Bay of Bengal.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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3 traveller reviews for Kallanai Dam

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  • Solomon
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  488 readers

"Dry as a desert"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 22, 2015
A much hyped up dam on a branch of Kaveri river. Remember to check when they are releasing the Cauvery water. Else, this dam will resemble a desert with loose sand and not a drop of water in sight.
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Shiva Mallan

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  • Shiva Mallan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  91 helpful votes
  •  9229 readers

"Enjoy dam, park and temple together"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2014
It is a nice place where dam is divided into 3 ways and you can enjoy with temple and park. And we can bath very easily. There is bath zone and you can play with children.
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Yosodha varman

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  • Yosodha varman
  • 4 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  5949 readers

"Marvellous dam. Really amazing"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2014
The way they constructed the Dam is really amazing. And the place is really beautiful. We all enjoyed a lot. And also it shows how strong our earlier construction was. Good place to visit.
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