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
Type of dam: Gravity dam
How to Reach:
Nearest Air Port is Chennai which around 189 Kilometers away from Tiruvannamalai.
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.
From Tiruvannamalai the Sathunar Dam is well connected by Road towards Thandarampet Taluk Head Quarter, which is 28 Kilometers away from Tiruvannamalai.