Vaigai Dam, Tamil Nadu

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Located near Andipatti in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu, Vaigai Dam is a magnificent human-made structure built over River Vaigai. Situated about 70 kilometres from Madurai, this wondrous dam has become a popular picnic spot, especially on weekends when it is beautifully illuminated in the evenings. Visitors can admire the splendid view and experience soft, warm sunrises by the reservoir. The dam features a beautiful garden called Little Brindavan, which is home to exotic flowers and plants, making it a preferred getaway for nature lovers. Children can enjoy the play area while parents watch them have fun in the unpolluted air. The surrounding picturesque hills and lush greenery add to the breathtaking scenery. Built in 1959, Vaigai Dam is often referred to as the lifeline of the region, providing water for drinking and irrigation purposes in Madurai and playing a significant strategic and political role in the area's development.

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