A dam is a place that stores the excess water during the rain so that it can be used during the summer seasons for various reasons like agriculture, drinking, and so on. Tirunelveli is a place that is famous for its agricultural lands, so the need for dams is very high in this place. In fact, there are many dams and parks available in this region for the above-mentioned purposes. They also act as a very good tourist spot. Some of the vital dams and park belonging to Tirunelveli is listed below along their highlights in a detailed manner.
Adavinainar Dam: The first dam that is going to be discussed is the Adavinainar Dam. Adavi nainar reservoir is located at the Mekkarai village that is situated in the foot of Western Ghats of Shenkottai Taluk. This is located very near to two famous places like Achanikoil belonging to the state of Kerala and Courtralam. A small falls that is present in this place is also well known. The people who visit Courtralam mostly do not miss this dam also due to its attractive nature.
Gadana Nathi Dam: This is another famous dam that is present in Tirunelveli. This is exactly located at The Western Ghats of sivasailam village which very near to Alwarkurichi. Alwarkurichi is also a very popular tourist spot. In recent days, the number of people visiting the dam and park has increased considerably when compared to the earlier days. This place will be more crowded especially at the times of sabarimalai season and courtallam season.
Manimuthar Dam: Many people might have heard of this place. This is a very fascinating place even kids love this place due to its natural beauty and wonderful atmosphere. The park in this place will make sure the kids enjoy the trip. 47 km is the distance of Manimuthar dam from the proper Tirunelveli district. This dam is surrounded by three beautiful mountains, and this is a dam that is about half mile long. This also acts as a very good background for the photographs.
Ramanathi Dam: Ramanathi Dam is also well known by the tourists who visit Tirunelveli. This is another dam that is situated at the foot of Western Ghats, and it belongs to the Kadayam village of Ambasamudram. Numerous tourists have started to visit this spot during their vacations making this place more popular than usual. In fact, this is considered to be a very good tourist spot for the families.
Gundar Reservoir: Gundar Reservoir is a place that is loved by families during the holidays and vacations. This dam is about 70 kms away from Tirunelveli. Courtrallam and Senkottai are the two places that are very close to the Gundar Reservoir. This dam is also located at the foot of Western Ghats. The amazing surroundings and the climate of the place make it a more preferable tourist spot. There is a very good waterfall located just 1 km away from the Gundar Reservoir. In order to reach the waterfalls safely it is advised to use only four wheelers. The number of domestic people visiting the spot is more rather than the outsiders.
Papanasam Dam: Papanasam Dam is a very famous dam in Tamil Nadu that is situated in the Tirunelveli district. In fact, this dam was built by the British. The important specifications of this dam are 240 m high, 265 m long and 5.4 m wide. This dam is also commonly known as the Tambiraparani River dam by the local people as it is easy to identify. 147 sq km is the total catchment area of this dam. In this place, the tourists are allowed to go for boating but swimming is prohibited completely. In fact, this dam is popular for its crocodile population.