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Ponnaniyaru Dam

Ponnaniyaru dam is situated towards the south of Tiruchirapalli and is located at a distance of about 9 Km from Vaiyampatti and about 24 Km from Manapparai. This dam site provides an ideal place for picnics and excursion. This dam is built across Chemmalai and Perumal malai.


The dam site is surrounded by lush green forests and stunning views of hills. This is an ideal place for nature lovers who want to spend some time while relaxing in the tranquil natural environments.

Ponnaniyaru dam is surrounded by lush green forests where you can find rich wildlife and a variety of trees. The forest rest houses are also available for the ones who want to stay overnight and enjoy beautiful sunrises.

The dam also has a hanging bridge which gives stunning views of trains running between two hillocks.

Nearby Attractions

Near Ponnaniyaru dam, you can indulge short treks in the small hillocks; can enjoy excursions with environment camps. During the fishing season, tourists can also indulge into fishing. Apart from these activities, this place has several Nature Cure centers where you can take Ayurvedic or natural treatments or relaxing massages.

How to Reach

By Road

If you want to access Ponnaniyaru Dam by road, then you either can board a bus from Trichy bus station to Dindugal or can get down at the nearest bus station to the dam which is Vaiyampatti. From here, direct buses are available for the dam. Else, if you have hired a taxi, you can follow the same route, that is till Vaiyampatti and then can head towards the dam.

By Rail

The nearest rail head is in Vaiyampatti which is connected to rest of the country through a well developed network of trains.

By Air

Trichy is the nearest airport to Ponnaniyaru dam and once you have reached Trichy, you will easily get the taxi cabs to reach the dam.

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