Manimuthar Dam is located in Kallidaikurichi in Ambasamudram Taluk of Tirunelveli District, at the foothills of the panoramic Podhigai Hills. The Manimuthar Dam is built on Tamirabharani River to which it is a chief tributary. The river begins from the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District.
About Manimuthar Dam
The construction of this artificial dam was started in the year 1955 and completed in the year 1958. The dam has a storage capacity of 5.511 cubic feet and 7 chute spillways. It can hold water upto 120 feet. The Manimuthar Reservoir provides irrigation facilities to about 65 acres of the land in the adjoining areas.
The beautiful and serene Manimuthar Falls are located at a distance of 6 kilometres from Manimuthar Dam. The waterfall is created by the waters of Manimuthar River and cascades down from a height of 25 feet into a pond about 90 feet deep.
How to reach Manimuthar Falls
The dam is enroute the drive from Ambasamudram to Pechiparai, at a distance of 16 kilometres from Papanasam and 45 kilometres from Tirunelveli. Nearest railway station is located at Ambasamudram (around 8 kilometres away) and nearest airports are located at Thiruvananthapuram (about 168 kilometres away) and Madurai (about 205 kilometres away).
The Dam and its surroundings offer a breathtaking view and allows you to soak in the wondrous beauty of nature. The place is an ideal picnic spot with a poised garden and peaceful ambience. Boating in the dam will surely be an indelible experience. The green mountains, calm and tranquil reservoir and the lovely skies in the background is a treat to the eyes.