Mettur dam is one of the most important destinations for Tamilnadu Tourism. If you are planning a tour to the beautiful state of southern India, don’t’ miss the view of this mesmerizing dam. In India dams are of utter importance and they attach scenic beauty of the country.
Mettur dam is situated at Mettur in the district of Salem, Tamilnadu, India. This is one of the largest dams of India. The presence of Mettur dam makes it one of the important Tourist places in Tamilnadu. The value mettur dam attcahes to the asset of Tamilnadu is priceless.Constructed in the year 1934, this dam has a rich history. Like other dams of India its construction history too is interesting and lengthy. Mettur was a result of disputes that arose on the water usage of River Kaveri.
The place is open all around the year and one can plan a visit any time. However the best time to visit is from October to March. Just make sure to take note of any public holiday prior your visit.
Tips of Mettur Visit
1. Make sure to follow all the guidelines provided by the authority there.
2. Also if you are planning to visit the factories and Hydro Electric Power Stations, do obtain permission well in advance.
3. If you are a sea food lover, then you must try out the famous fish fry at several eating joints near the park. The park closes down by 5 pm.
There are several attractions nearby dam including a park,
- Muniappan temple
- The nanthi(Nandi holy cow)
- Hogenakkal Falls
- Kailasanathar Temple
- Sankagiri Hill Fort
- MM hills
- Mekedatu Falls
Salem is an industrial area. It is a major textile center in Tamilnadu. The steel plant in Salem is unit of the steel authority of India. Tamilnadu tourist places have a special place for Mettur dam. The Mettur tops the list of dams in India.
Chennai is the capital and the largest city of Tamilnadu. Tamilnadu is one of the important states of country. The literal meaning is is ‘land of the tamils’. It is located in the southernmost part of the Indian peninsula.
The geographical location of the state is mesmerizing. It is gifted with Eastern Ghats in the north, nilgiri hills, annamalai hills and kerala on the west. Bay of Bengal flows in the east of the state and park straight at the south. Last but not the least it has the mighty Indian Ocean in the south.