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About Kallanai Dam

Kallanai Dam was built by Chola dynasty in the second century. Later on, the colonial rulers decided to re-model the dam with a motive to increase water supply for irrigation. It is also called Grand Anicut. The Kallanai Dam was built to irrigate the delta region. This ancient dam is still in a working condition with dimensions about 329 m long, 20 m wide and 5.4 m high. The dam irrigates a vast area nearly about one million acres. The construction of dam proved to be beneficial for the farmers of the delta region. The dam is fast emerging as a tourist spot in the region. It is also a home to large variety of flora and fauna. The bird lovers can observe the birdlife in the basin and can take the photographs of these beautiful creatures. The dam flaunts magnanimous panoramic view of the water all around. You will feel relaxed and refreshed in the cool and pleasant climate in the surroundings. People mostly visit the place and have an escape from busy urban life.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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