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Vaigai Dam

Periyakulam | Theni District, Madurai, India
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Ranked #17 of 27 attractions in Madurai
Type: Dams
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Madurai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Vaigai dam Built across the majestic River Vaigai near Andipatti, the dam with a height of 111 feet can store 71 feet of water. It is 7 kms from A ndipatti, 14 kms from Theni and 70 kms from Madurai. This dam was opened on January 21, 1959. The dam is unique for the sylvan gard en around it. The... More

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Bangalore, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This dam is almost the same as Bhavanisagar dam which i have already reviewed in TA, except that it has a few gates less. There is a park built below the dam where you can spend a quiet evening, the dam is a marvelous structure and you are even allowed to walk to the top to see the river bed.... More

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Ramagundam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Dry river, dirty river bed and equally poorly maintained dam. the river bed was more of a grazing ground for stray cattle, although it could have been brought to a better use.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is one great place for a nice picnic and many school children's excursion are arranged to this spot. But now a days this place maintenance is becoming very poor and nobody considers this as a picnic spot.There is not much resting place from sun or other facilities here. If you want to see where vaigai river originates you can... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Celebrity corporate club made this trip.WOW! what a dam! vaigai dam was superb!view was excellent.Thanks to Celebrity corporate club

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Madurai
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Vaigai dam used to be a nice place for school excursions and I remember every year my school took us on a trip and we even had NCC camps conducted there. Those were the days when the huge park and small zoo at the dam was well maintained and was fun to be there. But in the recent years the... More

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