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“Okay place for a short picnic”
Review of Amaravathi Dam

Amaravathi Dam
Ranked #49 of 72 things to do in Coimbatore
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Tamil Nadu, India
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Okay place for a short picnic”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Please plan your trip only between September - Jan, since this is the time you can expect water flow to the dam otherwise be ready to visit a dry dam, But we went on Sept and it was quite good though not maintained, there is no entry fee, no security, so beware,

But the dam is quite good when water is even at minimal, if there is proper maintenance this can be turned into a good picnic spot, there is boating inside the dam, be sure to tip the boatman once you are inside the boat and ask him to take a bit deep, you might be able to witness few wild animals on the shore of the dam

There is a crocodile park nearby which you can visit, the entry fee is just 2rs,
There is also a falls few kms away from the falls, do not purchase any soft drinks or package water near the falls these are adulterated, even branded drinks are adulterated so be aware of this, also note that this falls might be tiring for elderly people and for kids so take this into account, while bathing do not try to get into the water between the rock, it might look shallow but few are quite deep, the bathing place is quite mossy and can be slippery,

Do not miss the canal on the way to the falls from the dam, you can have your lunch here its quite good, but do not wade deep into to the water AT ANY COST


Points to note
DAM - Not good for newly wedded couple since there is no SECURITY
Crocodile farm - Do visit
Falls - Do not buy anything near the falls, watch your steps once you reach the falls

Visited September 2013
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Coimbatore, India
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Small dam no water”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

The dam situated udumalai to munnar road.no intresting in this place. One moment crocadile park inside the dam campus.no water in canals.no peoplw crowds.just one time visit is best.

Visited June 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dam without visitors”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited this on the way back from Munnar. While going to Munnar, it is on the left before entering the picturesque Chinnar wild-life sanctuary. To me it appeared that the dam premises were not designed to receive visitors. There is no entry fee, no security. You can climb up the stairs to reach the dam. No one is allowed on the main section of the dam. You get a good view of the reservoir. I could not find any restaurant nearby. You can budget around 45 minutes. There is a park at the base of the dam. I went in the after-noon when the sun was scorching. I could not find the park very interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“good”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The dam is okay but there is enough scope for further development to attract more visitors. The authorities should pay more attention to clean this area.

Visited October 2012
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coimbatore
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“Nothing to say "DRY DAM"”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

it is good in rainy season. fresh fish is served. crocodile park is tooo boring. trecking facility is availlable. need permission to get in to forest. they allow around 30 KM inside forest. we need to take our own vehicle jeep is recomended

Visited May 2012
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