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Santhanur Dam - the best picnic spot to be visited

March 05, 2012  by: Joina  Points: 12   Category: Travel & Places  Earning $0.45   Views: 697

Santhanur Dam is a well known dam of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the best picnic spots of this state. Through this article you will get an idea about this spot.


Santhanur Dam is one of the famous and beautiful dams of Tamil Nadu. It is a famous tourist spot. People from different places visit this place and enjoy their holidays with their families and friends. It is about 30 km away from Thiruvannamalai town. Those who reach in Thiruvannmalai temple, a well known temple of Tamil Nadu, never forget to visit this dam.

The water stored in this dam is used for irrigation. It helps the farmers to get good crops from their cultivation. It is constructed across the river Penniyar during the year 1958. This is a film shooting place. We can watch the beauty of this area through some movies especially the Tamil movies which were shouted in between 1960 and 1980. Students from different schools and colleges visit this place with their teachers. Their visit, of course, help them to get an idea about irrigation structures.

At the entrance of this dam, there is a beautiful park with lots of trees and plants. We have to pay a small amount to get inside. There are some attractive statues inside this park. The statue of Adam and Eve, statue of a western lady with a torch on her hand, statue of a lady and a tiger, statue of St.George and the dragon are some of the amazing statues that we can see here. When we watch these statues, we can understand that some interesting stories are behind each of these. There are some slides inside this park for children. The elephant slide inside the park attracts the children.

For the enjoyment of children, there is a mini zoo near the dam with some wildlife varieties. Here we can see animals like bear, hare, monkey, porcupine and birds like peacock, parrot, pigeon etc.

We can see a very large crocodile dam near this dam. Here you can watch three varieties of crocodiles. It is a wonderful sight to those who watch this reptile at first. Children who see this creature first time in their life enjoy their day more than others. Watching crocodiles directly should help the children to collect more information about them. A small aquarium is maintained here for the delight of visitors. It helps us to get an idea about the life of fishes and their culture.

The small garden with fountain inside the park attracts all the visitors. There is also a swimming pool for entertainment. Those who are interested in swimming can utilize this opportunity. Others can entertain by watching swimming because it is a very beautiful sight. Boating is also available inside the park. There is a lake for boating. This lake is so big and very comfortable for boating. Surrounding is very calm and pretty.

This is one of the best tourist spots of Tamil Nadu. The best time to visit this place is after monsoon because there is much water for the fountains to work properly. So never fail to visit this place.


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