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Anaikuttam Dam

Anaikuttam Dam is located on Arjuna River in Virudunagar District in Tamil Nadu. The construction of the dam was completed in 1989. With the completion of the dam, the problem of drinking water was eased.


The district was earlier known as the Karmavirar Kamarajar Disctrict.


The district is famous for agricultural products like cardamom and chilies and tourists buy them in abundance when they visit the place. People here earn their living from the major industries like oil and cotton industries, fireworks, matches, printing press and spinning mills. Temples like Palkova and Srivilliputhur are very famous here.


There are many places in and around Virudunagar that attracts a lot of tourists across the country. Different temples and festivals call for thousands of pilgrims. The festivals celebrated here are Car festivals, Pongal, Adiperukku, Karthigai Deepam, weekly fair, Mariamman and Sachi Innachiar festivals.

Best Time to Visit

Tourists are advised to visit between the months of September to February.

Nearby Attractions

One can visit the places like the birthplace of Ramana Maharishi, Andal Koil, Ayyanar falls, Pilavakkal dam, Memorial house of Kamarajar and Shenbagathoppu Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary.

How to Reach


Madurai is the nearest airport which is just 40 km away and they are well connected to all domestic destinations. Also, Tuticorin airport is 92 km away from Virudunagar.


Trains from all major destinations are connected to Virudunagar. Regular trains are available from the district.


Regular buses are available if the tourists want to travel through road.

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