Amaravathi Dam at Amaravathinagar, 25 km south on NH 17 from Udumalpet, is located in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The 9.31 km˛, 33.53 m deep Amaravathi Reservoir was created by this steep dam. It was built primarily for irrigation and flood control and now also has 4 megawatts of electric generating capacity installed. It is notable for the significant population of Mugger Crocodiles living in its reservoir and catchment's basin. There is a well laid-out park where one may climb steep steps on the dam to have a picturesque view north of the plains below and south to the Anaimalai Hills and Palani Hills above. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre for tourism.

Official name

Amaravathi Dam

Impounds

Amaravati River

Locale

Amaravathinagar in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu,India

Length

1511 ft (0.30 m)

Height

2090 ft (27 m)

Width (at base)

 ?1 ft (0.30 m)

Opening date

1957

 

Creates

Amaravathi Reservoir

Geographical Data

Coordinates

10°24.64′N 77°15.6′E /  / 10.41067; 77.26