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An impressive feat of engineering

The Mettur Dam is one of the largest in India; built in 1934, it took nine years to complete! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
An important Dam of Tamilnadu, across river Cauveri

being the most important dam in tamil nadu across the river, this dam usually stores lesser water... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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“picnic spot”(4 reviews)
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Kaveri River, Salem, India
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All reviewstamil nadupicnic spotfish loversbig parkhydroelectric poweracross the riverfew hoursmaintained parkvery nice placestanleyirrigationbritishreleasefishesstorageoutingdistrict
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The management has to visit other dams that are maintained in Kerala. The park and view tower is poorly maintained. Othwrwise, the view and place has interesting attractions.

Thank Runjith P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mettur Dam is one of the largest in India; built in 1934, it took nine years to complete! The United Kingdom evacuated the people of Nayambadi village to build the dam; when the water level of the reservoir recedes, age-old Hindu temples and churches...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

being the most important dam in tamil nadu across the river, this dam usually stores lesser water in the summer months. So We went in the month of August 2018, when the reservoir was full and release of surplus water in abundance. it was a...More

Thank Gajarajan1947
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Mettur dam also called Stanley reservoir is located in Mettur a small town in Salem disctrict. It is one of important dam in taminadu built by British.

Thank md_aswath_ali
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We went in our old car to mettur dam The ride was good from Bhavani. But once we entered the dam entrance, we realised there was a major crowd due to aadi local festival. There was too much crowd people and vehicle. We were stuck...More

Thank NancyA3038
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Mettur Dam built by British before independance dam constructed betweek 2 mountains 120 feet hight storing cauvery water from karnataka for agriculture and drinking purpose very nice to see.

Thank Thangaraj T
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

A big dam wall, a large well maintained lush-green garden, water streams, small zoo, a popular temple are the attractions at Mettur Dam. An ideal place to go with family and friends. Carry drinking water and edibles to spend a very refreshing day inside the...More

Thank Senthil Raja A
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place for tourism around salem district. Children would learn and enjoy a lot. Park has snakes, play area for children and fresh dam fishes are available.

Thank Jeyapaul S
Reviewed 1 May 2018

simple place just go to relax , go with no expectations just enjoy the surroundings and scenes. There are no shops near by so carry water and snacks.

3  Thank Ravi K
Reviewed 6 March 2018

walk around the park at the dam, hydro electric power plant can be seen Also the view at the top of the dam is good carry water bottles and sunglasses, will be hot /sultry.

2  Thank H053R
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Radha Sreedhar H
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Response from spsbabu1971 | Reviewed this property |
Water is always cleanly maintained here. we can take Holy Dip on the Pushkaram day ( ie ) on 17.09.2017
18 April 2017|
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Response from Vijayakumar R | Reviewed this property |
9:00 am - 6:00 pm entry fee 5/-
7 December 2015|
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Response from spsbabu1971 | Reviewed this property |
No Restrictions as for as Rain is concerned to visit the Dam. only the area of restriction will be in the surplus area where we cannot able to take a bath