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The Grand Anicut (Kallanai) - CLOSED

20 Kms From Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, India
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Dam of the people, by the people, for the people

I always feel happy and proud whenever i visit this dam. My ancestors had a very good engineering... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2015
NaagAlgates
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Mumbai, India
Old river dam

Forward thinking of river water conservation of olden days by Emperor Karikalan getting river... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2015
Sundaramurthy P
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Chicago
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Aug 25, 2015
“Dam of the people, by the people, for the people”
Jul 22, 2015
“Old river dam”
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20 Kms From Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

I always feel happy and proud whenever i visit this dam. My ancestors had a very good engineering knowledge 2000 years ago when they didn't have any modern technology. This dam is mainly constructed for the irrigation purpose, thus making the cauvery delta region rich...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Forward thinking of river water conservation of olden days by Emperor Karikalan getting river Cauveri and Kollidam together under one Dam. Good to visit in mid August or later part of December and January

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Reviewed 7 March 2015

This anicut which is called kallanai is about 20 kms towards thiruvaiyaru and onward to Kumbakonam. This is a must see place as from the national highway at trichy this location is only 20 kms. Those having time while travelling in the high way could...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2014

This Canal was built by Great Karikalan Cholan around 1000 years before to irrigate the Tanjavur area. Water from Cavery was diverted to various canals. Later during British Period, they had strengthed the Canal and this Qualifies as the Oldest Dam of South India which...More

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