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Varadamanadhi Reservoir

This reservoir contributes to the agricultural development in Dindigul District. The water from this reservoir is used in the National Agriculture Production in abundance. The reservoir experiences a dark and dense forest in the vicinity. Several programs for forestation and structures for water harvesting have been introduced by the government.


This dam was built with a motive to promote the agricultural business in the local vicinity of Dindigul district and to also overcome in the inadequate resources of water. The project was started by the Government of Tamil Nadu with various programs included.


The Varadamanadhi dam in Dingul district has a capacity of 110.9 mcft. The water may rise to 100.74 during the floods and so it is often closed during the heavy monsoon. It has 3 canals and the water is gushed out through 2 canals for the irrigation purpose. The third canal is not needed often, as it will lead to excess water flow. The Dam authorities and the water level management team take precautions before hand to avoid certain catastrophes and guarantee a safe and enjoyable tourism.


Varadamanadhi Dam is a popular destination for tourists. Near Varadamanadhi Dam are some visitor attractions including Thoovanam Falls, Fairy Falls and many more. Most of the temples are situated in the vicinity. The mesmerizing scenery and rising mountains surround major part of the reservoir. Boating is also available. The forest rest house offers an overnight stay. A tree house provides accommodation for the adventurous class. The best local and authentic foods available a little ahead of the place in the centre of the town will make you fall for the culinary of South. Nearby Shopping malls and roadside shops offer tourist with varieties of artifacts and local specialties.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit this place is the winter season. This is so for the weather here remains cold yet tolerable. The temperature during winters falls to 15°C and usually ranges between 15°C to 25°C. Dindigul is situated amidst the hilly terrain and so, the weather of the place show variations with every season. Yet, the best time to visit Varadamanadhi Reservoir is from October-March.

Nearby Attractions

The area experiences a huge tourist population and is flooded throughout the year. Dindigul Fort, Kodaikanal and Athoor Kamaraj Sagar Dam are those few places that would interest the nature and archaeology lovers. Apart from this, the Palani Murigan Temple, Abirami Amman Temple, Begambur Big Mosque, St. Joseph Church at Dindigul and Anjaneyar Temple at Nadupatti are the major spiritual attractions. People from various parts of the country and globe come here to worship the pious deities of Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu and seek blessings. The Sirumalai Hill Resort is a cool and serene tour offer. Situated high on hills, this place lets you enjoy the scenic beauty and good food. Boating and local games are also available.

How to Reach

By Road

Travelling to Dindigul is quite easy. There are a number of options for tourists wanting to visit the city for the Reservoir. Dindigul is located on NH-7 that connects Chennai (438 km) to Madurai (71 km) and therefore, one can easily reach Dindigul by road. Multiple state buses and taxis run from different cities of the state taking you directly to Dindigul.

By Air

The nearest airport to Dindigul is the Madurai Airport, which is 30kms away. For local commute, auto rickshaws and taxis are made easily available. Varadamanadhi Reservoir can be visited by hiring local rickshaws or taxis.

By Rail

The Dindigul Railway station is well connected to the cities and towns of Tamil Nadu. There are frequent trains running from Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore.

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