Beautiful Picnic spot
Zoo for kids
That’s nothing but great beautiful, magnificent Sathanur dam which was built in the year 1958. Sathanur Dam is constructed across theThenpennai River in Thandarampet taluk among Chennakesava Hills, One can reach from Lord Arunachaleswar temple by road which takes about half an hour drive by car. Sathanur dam is built across the Pennaiyar river that originates at the Chennakesava hills.
A large area of agriculture lands are benefited through water stored in this dam. Roughly it irrigates around 8000 hectares of lands. The total storage capacity of this dam is 7321 million cubic feet when the water stands at the full level of 119 feet.
Sathanur Dam is the. oldest hero in Cinema Industry All the films in midst of 1960-1980 was shouted here. 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.
The reservoir has a capacity of 7,321,000,000 cu ft (207,300,000 m3) with a full level of 119 ft (36 m). An area of 7,185 ha (17,750 acres) of land is benefited by the left bank canal and 100 ha (250 acres) of land is benefited by the right bank canal in Thandrampetand Thiruvannamalai blocks.
Near the entrance is a children’s park, lined with more familiar Indian images. Here is someone (Krishna?) under a Naga (snake good) with five heads.
Walking into the area, you see a number of pens, each with many crocodiles and each with a water tank for the crocs to swim and lounge in. There were many, many crocodiles, mostly just laying in the sun. Many had their jaws wide open. There was no available prey, so I think maybe this was for cooling.
Beautiful parks were maintained here with lawns and parks. A mini zoo is maintained inside the park area to enjoy the Children.
One swimming pool is maintained inside the dam to enjoy the tourist during the visit to dam. A large Crocodile farm and a fish grotta is maintained here to know the life of Crocodile and fish culture.
A visit to Sathanur Dam is a useful one to the Engineering students who want to know about the irrigation structures, Sathanur Dam is one of the oldest and beautiful dam here to be visited. This is one of the best picnic place in our District. The Beautiful Garden with colorful statues are also available in it. This Garden is one of the Famous Cine Shooting Spot in South India.
The other added attraction of this Sathanur dam is its picturesque location. This nature’s beauty draws millions of tourists every year from all over the world. And people who visit Tiruvannamalai never fail to visit this dam. Near the Dam a beautiful charming park is there. This charming park has been filmed for cinema for several times.Tthe colored flood lights installed here flash its brilliance in week-end days.
For the delight of visitors, bear, porcupine, hare and birds like pigeons are reared here. To attract the children and youngsters Swimming pool, Crocodile park, Flower park, Children’s park (with mini-zoo) suspension bridge, Fish farm are also presented here. Colored statues find place and they appear exactly like real men.
It is very good picnic spot for weekenders as well as those who are visiting Tiruvannamalai. Transport services are available from Tiruvannamalai.
Let’s spend one of our day in this beautiful place…