Vaigai Dam, Madurai

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  • Vaigai Dam is situated about 68 Kms from Madurai City. It is built across the river Vaigai. View from the top of the dam is awesome. Top of the dam can be reached by climbing about 100 steps. View...  more »
  • Road leads to park with sailing on lake.worth a walk and wonder round but can be very busy so watch your step when crossing bridge over dam  more »
  • The water reservoir is huge with mountains in the background. You can sit and keep watching this serene expanse of water for however long you want. There is also a park and walking area where you can....  more »
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  • A very big area around the dam with an entry ticket. There are two parks with entry ticket with minimum cost, where kids can enjoy. Few of the play things were damaged. A long staircase to climb up to see the dam water storage point. The locals have a very peaceful hang out place. There is a rest room inside the dam entrance with water facility. There is parking outside the dam entrance. A place to spend a minimum of 2 hours of enjoyment. There is a big map model of India with States and rivers layout. Try to see the place when you cross by Madurai / Theni.
  • At times there's something so precise and mathematically chilling about nationalism. Build a dam to take away water AWAY from 40 million people. Build a dam to pretend to BRING water to 40 million people. Who are these gods that govern us? Is there no limit to their powers?
  • Biggest dam in theni district. Vaigai rivers water saving place. Best tourist place for family.
  • Good for family outing. Children's park is being moderately maintained. Lots of plants and trees help us to walk leisurely along the park but lots of garbage remains unattended is very sad.
  • Built over the Vagai River at Andipatti, this massive dam is a sight to behold. It is the central source of drinking and irrigation water for Madurai and hence of great strategic and political importance. Over the years, it has become a popular picnic spot, especially for group excursions. The area surrounding the dam is rich in vegetation, with lush greenery spread across its sprawling acres. Though the area lacks any official amenities for a proper picnic, you can always plan a laid back afternoon here.

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