June 8, 2014

The beautiful dams of Papanasam

Site Name:  Papanasam Dams
Site Type: Dams, Tourist spots
Location:  Papanasam, near Ambasamudram town, near Tirunelveli city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights:  A popular picnic spot/tourist destination; a major water resource of Tirunelveli region
Nearest Railway Station: Ambasamudram
Nearest Airport: Tirunelveli
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tirunelveli and Ambasamudram; a lot of buses are available for this town as this is a popular picnic spot
Hotel: Few options in Ambasamduram and Papanasam; more options in the nearby city Tirunelveli
Restaurants: Only few options in Ambasamudram and Papanasam

Ambasamudram is a picturesque town located on the banks of the beautiful Tamrabharani river and on the foothills of the Western Ghats. The nearest city of Ambasamudram is Tirunelveli. It is located in Tamil Nadu state in South India.The town has a lot of scenic spots and temples. Papanasam is a smaller town located near Ambasamudram which offers a lot more scenic spots, dams and wonderful waterfalls. Let us explore the dams of Papanasam which are major tourist attractions of this area.

Thalai Anai:

Thalai Anai is a little known dam in Papanasam. If you travel towards Papanasam, it is the first dam located. It is located very near to the popular Papanasar temple in this temple. This is very small dam. People of this town and the nearby villages use this place to take bath.

Lower Dam:

The two dams - Upper Dam and Lower Dam - are together called as Papanasam Dams. The lower dam is located in the backdrop of scenic hills. It is located near Agastiar waterfalls.

Upper Dam:

The Upper Dam also called as Karaiyar dam is located much above the lower dam. It is the biggest reservoir in Papanasam region. It is located near Chori Muthu Ayyanar temple. The dam as well as the route connecting the dam provide treat to our eyes.

Servalar Dam:

Servalar Dam is a small reservoir. It is also located near Chori Muthu Ayyanar temple. It is located well within Mundanthurai forest.

Happy travelling.

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