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Vaigai Dam

Periyakulam | Theni District, Madurai, India
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Ranked #16 of 21 Attractions in Madurai
Type: Dams, Landmarks
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
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73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There is water in the Dam now. and what better time than this, to visit this place!. children would love it,

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

its very nice to see with water in this dam. the outflow of water from the shutter was very beautifull

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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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 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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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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