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Sathanur Reservoir, Thiruvannamalai

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Sathanur Reservoir is formed by Sathanur dam, one of the major dams constructed across the Pennaiyar River. Sathanur Dam is constructed across the Thenpennai River in Thandarampet taluk among Chennakesava Hills. The dam can be reached by road 30km from Thiruvannamalai Town. It was constructed in 1958. There is also a large crocodile farm and a fish grotto. Parks are maintained inside the dam for tourists to visit and the gardens have been used by the film industry.Technical detailsThe reservoir has a capacity of 7321000000cuft with a full level of 119ft. An area of 7185ha of land is benefited by the left bank canal and 100ha of land is benefited by the right bank canal in Thandrampet and Thiruvannamalai blocks.
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  • This is a huge dam, properly maintained. You can go inside with your vehicle, park somewhere and climb to the top to see the stagnated water. Many cattle are grazing in the corner because of less wate...  more »
  • Very well maintained dam area. During my visit the water level was low and dam wasn't operational. However it's a great experience to visit this dam. Attractions: Dam (Good) Hydro electric power plant...  more »
  • Visited this dam/reservoir recently. Buses are available from Thiruvannamalai (1 hr travel) and Chengam (30 to 40 min travel) towns. Buses stop close to the dam. Here there are small shops selling sna...  more »