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Varattupallam Reservoir

This is an artificially constructed dam that is nestles in 12 km (7.5 m) hills from Anthiyur in the District of Erode. This dam provides irrigation to nearby areas. It is a very nice place for picnic lovers. The chillness and an explicit calmness of this area is an ideal to play away from the machine life.


It was built in the Bargur Hill are with a motive of overcoming the scarcity of water in the vicinity and promote local agriculture through its irrigation.


The Varattupallam Reservoir often stores more than 30 ft of water. It has 3TMCFT water capacity. The water from Varattupallam Reservoir is basically used for the purpose of crop irrigation in the areas of Chellamapalayam, Kakkayanaure, Vattakadu and Kinathadi areas.


This is one of the best tourist destinations. When the reservoir is filled with sufficient amount of water in rains, wild animals like elephants, deer, etc. are spotted having their water fill. This is a great amusement event. Apart from this, since it is an artificial dam, boating is available. The climate of this place is very much descent and so attracts a huge number of local as well as the tourist population. Local handicraft shops can be spotted in the central town for better deals of souvenirs. You will find a wide range of shopping options right from clothes to footwear and much more. Plenty of food courts and restaurants are present here to offer you appreciable eatery services. Multi cuisine restaurants are also available for the people those who find it difficult to adjust the distant food habits. Cuisines like North Indian, Chinese, American, and also South Indian can be spotted easily.

Best Time to Visit

The temperature here is usually humid and overcast throughout the day. Therefore, the best time to visit this place is October to March.

Nearby Attractions

Varattupallam Elephant View is the famous of all. Also, the Out Post is the scenic spot. It has abundance of flora and fauna and thus, offers a very vibrant and pleasant ambience. One of the major worship places of this region is the Thindal Murugan Temple located 6km from the centre of the Erode town. Lord Muruga, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu is the prime of worship. The Government Museum is the prominent gallery exhibiting regional art and traditions. The museum was opened for public in 1987, displaying inscriptions belonging to the Kongu Chola Kingdom. It has several artifacts from the ancient time. The Vellode Bird Sanctuary in the Erode district is very much popular and has different species of birds with gaiety expressions and unimaginable orientations leaving you speechless. It lies a little in outskirts, 12kms from Vellode village in Erode and covers 177.85 hectares of space.

How to Reach

By Road

The Varattupallam Reservoir is situated in the Erode district and the Erode municipality is responsible for maintaining 102.071 km (63.424 mi) of roads. This city has 96.73 km (60.11 mi) bituminous road and 5.34 km (3.32 mi) concrete road. A whole of 16.597 km (10.313 mi) of state highways is properly maintained by the State Highways Department.

Bangalore to Erode - The distance is 259kms with a journey of nearly 4 hours. Easy availability of the State Buses and local taxis will help you reach this place easily. The Government bus fare is hardly Rs 40-50. With the local taxi drivers asking for extra charges, it is wise enough to have complete knowledge of bargaining before you take up one.

Coimbatore to Erode - You can reach Coimbatore to Erode through local or Government transport. The Bus charge is approx Rs 25 and takes an hour to get to the destination.

By Air

Erode is just 90 kms away Peelamedu Airport (CJB), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Another alternative route by air can be opted through Civil Airport (TRZ) Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu from which Erode falls at a distance of 122 kms. All the major flights run through this route for flexible commute.

By Rail

There are regular trains running at frequent intervals from other major cities of the country to Erode. The Erode Railway Station is a junction.

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