June 3, 2018

Vengadamangalam Temple Tank (Waterbodies of Chennai - 7)

Covering an area of about 2 acres, this beautiful pond is located in a serene location. It is surrounded by trees and a temple for Tiruvengada Perumal is located on its bank. One should visit this site to experience a perfect village atmosphere. There is water in this pond even in the scorching hot weather.

Not many in the city know about this location. It is a remote village called Vengadamangalam located at a distance of around 18 kms from Tambaram, the southern outskirts of Chennai.

Happy travelling.

Note: As per a report, there were about 650+ waterbodies in Chennai region till 1980s. Today, only a fraction of them exist. And, most of those surviving waterbodies hardly have water and even some of them that  have water had been shrunk badly. In Chennai, there are tank roads without tanks nearby and lake view roads without any lake in the vicinity. There is a high possibility that even the few waterbodies that we have today might vanish in the near future. I thought of visiting the currently surviving waterbodies of Chennai and its suburbs and write about them in my blog as a series.

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