Dams in Tamil Nadu

Dams in Tamil Nadu

Top Dams in Tamil Nadu recommended by travellers

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  • Type: Dam
83%
voted as clean
Sholayar Dam, Valparai
Rank 59
Ranked 59 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Sholayar Dam is considered to be the second deepest dam in the continent of Asia. It is part of the Hydroelectric Project of Tamil Nadu. The dam is situated around 20 km away from Valparai. Read More »
"Nice dam"May 26, 2016 "Awesome sceneries"Jan 24, 2016
  • Type: Dam
75%
voted as clean
Nirar Dam, Valparai
Rank 276
Ranked 276 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
4.8 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Nirar Dam, situated around 15 km away from Valparai, is mainly used for hydroelectricity production and irrigation purpose. There is a famous waterfall situated near this dam, which resembles the Silver Cascade Waterfalls in Kodaikanal. Read More »
Kallanai Dam, Trichy
Rank 291
Ranked 291 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 5 Reviews
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... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Amaravathy Reservoir, Coimbatore
Rank 317
Ranked 317 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Amaravathy Reservoir is one the major attractions in the city,   constructed for the purpose of irrigation and maintaining ecological balance of the region.   Tourists throng to the site to witness crocodiles and fish species in the dam. As per survey, the... Read More »
"Fantabulus"Apr 15, 2017 "My God."Sep 18, 2013
  • Type: Dam
99%
voted as clean
Grand Anicut, Thanjavur
Rank 335
Ranked 335 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Grand Anicut is one of the prime destinations of the tourists visiting Thanjavur. Situated nearby Trichy, the Grand Anicut or the Kallanai is one of the heritage sites of Tamil Nadu which is still in use. Grand Anicut was built by the Chola King Karikalan around 1st... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
99%
voted as clean
Manjalar Dam, Dindigul
Rank 339
Ranked 339 of 1927
Average Rating
7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
The Manjalar Dam is situated around 10 km from Batlagundu bus stand in Dindigul District. The reservoir stores water from the Manjalar River and is best visited between October and March. Read More »
"Best place for family"Jan 22, 2015
Architectural Aazhiyaar Dam, Coimbatore
Rank 363
Ranked 363 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Architectural Aazhiyaar Dam, also known as Aaleeyaar Dam is among popular tourist attractions of the region constructed across River. Aliyar   Architectural Aazhiyaar Dam, situated on a height of 81 metres, was set up with the view to supply water for irrigation... Read More »
"Tamil movie spot"Dec 3, 2013
  • Type: Dam
Sozhaiyaar Dam, Coimbatore
Rank 368
Ranked 368 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Sozhaiyaar Dam is situated at a distance of 30 km from Valparai, in Coimbatore district. This dam has the distinction of being the second deepest dam in Asia with a depth of 160 feet. Though the dam is maintained by the Kerala State Electricity Board, the water belongs to... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Vaigai Dam, Madurai
Rank 374
Ranked 374 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.2 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 5 Reviews
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"Gives the fresh view"Feb 26, 2015 "A nice to time pass"Feb 16, 2015
Sathurnur Dam, Thiruvannamalai
Rank 391
Ranked 391 of 1927
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
Built across River Pennar is the Sathurnur Dam, which is a popular tourist attraction here. Other attractions like gardens and fountains are located near to the dam that offers entertainment facilities to the visitors who come here. Other attractions near to the Dam region are... Read More »
"Dam is awesome"Jan 7, 2014
  • Type: Dam
99%
voted as clean
Mettur Dam, Salem
Rank 451
Ranked 451 of 1927
Average Rating
5.4 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 1 Review
"An industrial town"Jul 2, 2016
  • Type: Dam
Kelevarapalli Dam, Hosur
Rank 478
Ranked 478 of 1927
Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
The Kelevarapalli Dam is created from the Ponnaiyar River, when it enters from the Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. It serves as a perfect place for tourist hopping and is around 10 km from Hosur.  Read More »
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  • Type: Dam
Thirumoorthy Dam, Tirupur
Rank 484
Ranked 484 of 1927
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
The Thirumoorthy Dam lies on the Palani-Coimbatore highway, near the Thirumoorthy Hill. This place has been converted into a District Excursion Centre. Read More »
"An awesome family place"Oct 11, 2015
  • Type: Dam
99%
voted as clean
Aliyar Dam, Pollachi
Rank 509
Ranked 509 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Aliyar Reservoir is located at a distance of 20 km from Pollachi Town. The dam stands at the foot of Valparai, in the Anamalai Range of the Western Ghats. The dam is a major tourist attraction of Pollachi, with parks, gardens, aquaria and a mini theme-park. Read More »
  • Type: Dam
99%
voted as clean
Vaigai Dam, Theni
Rank 524
Ranked 524 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River in the vicinity of Andipatti in the Theni District. This dam was inaugurated on 21st January, 1959 and measures 111 ft in height and can store water up to 71 ft. The Agriculture Research Institute carries out research on... Read More »
"Magnificient"Apr 1, 2016 "Nice place but no maintenance"May 3, 2015
  • Type: Dam
99%
voted as clean
Bhavani Sagar Dam, Coimbatore
Rank 532
Ranked 532 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
4.5 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
About 80 km from Coimbatore is the beautiful Bhavani Sagar Dam that was built after India gained independence. It is 36 km from Mettuppalayam and is one of the largest earthen dams in India and has been constructed over River Bhawani. With beautiful sprawling gardens, it is a... Read More »
Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP Dam), Krishnagiri
Rank 547
Ranked 547 of 1927
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP Dam) is the prime attraction of Krishnagiri. This Dam is situated between Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri at a distance of 7 km from Krishnagiri town. Krishnagiri Reservoir Project is built across Thenpennai River to meet the irrigation... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Manimuthar Dam, Tirunelveli
Rank 569
Ranked 569 of 1927
Average Rating
2.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
  • Type: Dam
Kodiveri Dam, Coimbatore
Rank 593
Ranked 593 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
About 10 km from Gobichettipalayam, is the magnificent Kodiveri Dam which is supplied by water from the Bhavanisagar dam. The area around the dam has been developed into a landscaped verdant region with facilities of well maintained lawns, fountains and boating. Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Mettur Dam, Hogenakkal
Rank 624
Ranked 624 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Mettur Dam was constructed in a gorge, where the Kaveri River enters the plains. Built in 1934, the dam has a length of 1,700 metres. Hogenakkal lies upstream from the dam. Formerly known as Stanley Reservoir, the dam provides irrigation facilities to a part of Salem, the... Read More »