Kallanai Dam is situated at about 19kms away from Trichy and is spread around 146.70 sq. km.
The dam was constructed by the King Karikala Cholan in the 1st century to streamline water for fertilizing the delta region for irrigation purposes.
Also known as Grand Anicut, the water breaks into two channels after reaching Srirangam. One is known as Kollidam and another one is Poompuhar that merges with the Bay of Bengal.
The structure of the dam is very popular and is considered to be the oldest dam in the whole World and the literal meaning of the dam is “Stone Dam”.
Reviews say that tourists or residents should not miss a chance to visit the place and experience the heritage of India. So, be there and see it for yourself.