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One can visit the Dam en route Thanjavur from Trichy ( or vice versa)
Kallanai dam is one of the oldest functional dams in India.
Source of water for farmers in the area.
It has become a sort of picnic spot for locals as it...More
Reportedly more than a thousand years old
Built with large rocks as foundation and sand
Must visit this if one is visiting the area
Has withstood the test of time when some similar dam in Kerala built less than 100 years ago could not brave...More
We personally chose a terrible time to visit the dam, there wasn't anything personally great about it. The water looked dirty because people were also openly washing themselves and their clothes with soap there. I don't understand why CARS AND MOTORBIKES have access in the...More
The dam is a master piece of engineering and architecture which has stood the test of time and weather.. The heritage department can do a lot in preserving and promoting this place. The dam is a check for Cauvery River, and when it flows the...More
The previous generations were the real genius people, I believe. Kallanai Dam across river Kaveri is a testimony to this point. The Chola kings of the erstwhile small princely kingdoms of Tamil Nadu had wise men in their courts to advise the Kings. And the...More
Its an example of the technology and the knowledge the ancient tamil Kings and tamil peoples had, built 1000s of years before still it serves our irrigation needs. but now a days poor maintenance and not safe as well coz of lots of crime activites...More