Sothuparai Dam – Theni
Theni Sothuparai Dam
Sothuparai Dam is located 12 kilometres from the town of Periyakulam in Theni District. The dam is built across the Varaha River.
The dam caters to the irrigational needs of Periyakulam area. The storage capacity of the dam is 2.831 m.cum. The water in the catchment area of the dam is accumulated from rain, small streams of Kodaikanal hills and the release of water from Berijam Lake in Kodaikanal.
The dam is not a busy tourist spot. It has a simple and serene garden with beautiful lamp posts and a floor bridge to cross the bridge, from where you can get a complete front view of the dam.
The nearest railway station is at Theni located at a distance of 33 kilometres and the nearest airport is the Madurai International Airport at a distance of 90 kilometres from Sothuparai Dam.