Sathanur Dam

Sathanur Dam is formed by Sathanur Reservoir, one of the major dams in Tamil Nadu. It is constructed across the Thenpennai River also called as Pennaiyar River in Thandarampet taluk among Chennakesava Hills. The dam can be reached by road 30 km (19 mi) from Tiruvannamalai City. It was constructed in 1958. There is also a large crcodile farm and a fish grotto. Parks are maintained inside the dam for tourists to visit and the gardens have been used by the film industry.

Location: Sathanur, Thandarampet Taluk, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu

Construction began: 1955

Construction cost: 3.59 crores INR

Impound: Ponnaiyar River

Spillway: 122

Type of dam: Gravity dam

Photo Gallery

  • Tourist Place - Sathanur Children Park
  • Tourist Place - Sathanur Statue
  • Tourist Place - Sathanur Arial View

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Air Port is Chennai which around 189 Kilometers away from Tiruvannamalai.

By Train

Nearest Railway Station is Tiruvannamalai. This Station is well connected between Vellore and Tirupatthi. This station is going to be link with Chennai very soon.

By Road

From Tiruvannamalai the Sathunar Dam is well connected by Road towards Thandarampet Taluk Head Quarter, which is 28 Kilometers away from Tiruvannamalai.