Where is the Vaigai Dam located

The dam is built across Vaigai river, which is located near Andipatti, in the Theni district, Tamil Nadu. The water from this dam provides a great source for irrigation in the districts of Madurai and Dindigul. It also provides drinking water for in and around Andipatti & Madurai.

The Government of Tamil Nadu, near the dam, has constructed an Agricultural Research Station for researching the growing of a variety of crops, including rice, sorghum, black gram, cow-pea and cotton.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.
The dam was inaugurated by our former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr.K. Kamaraj by 21st January of 1959. A Small and beautiful park is maintained by the Water Resources Department on both sides of the Dam. A small bridge connects the two sides of the park in front of the dam. The park also have a children play area.

By Road:The dam is situated at 7 kms from Andipatti, 14 kms from Theni and 70 kms from Madurai.

By Train:The nearest railway station is Dindigul station which is located 61 km away from the dam. The Railway station in Theni is not functioning.

By Air:The nearest airport is Madurai Airport (IXM), which is 80 km away from the Dam. Air connectivity is available from Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Vijayawada. International connectivity is available to Sri Lanka and Dubai. Connectivity to Singapore is expected soon.

There is no entry fee for the dam and is open from 0600-1800 hours.

 

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