Kallanai Dam

Kallani Dam

Kallanai Dam is one of the significant attractions in Tamil Nadu which was assembled about 2000 years prior. The Kallanai Dam was worked by the Cholas in the second century AD and is one of the most established working water redirection structures on the planet which are still being used. The spot is situated in tranquil and rich green region and is an incredible cookout spot.
The dam was initially worked by King Karikalan of the Chola Dynasty in c. 100 BC – c. 100 AD. It is situated on the River in Tiruchirapalli District, roughly 20km from the city of Tiruchirapalli. The thought behind the development of the dam was to occupy the stream to the delta areas accordingly boosting water system. The dam was re-displayed by the British during the nineteenth century. In 1804, Captain Caldwell, a military designer, was named by the British to make an examination on the Kaveri waterway and advance water system for the delta region.

Kallanai Dam Overview

He found that a lot of water passed onto the Kollidam deserting a little volume for water system purposes.Caldwell at first proposed an answer by raising the dam and henceforth raised the dam stones to a tallness of 69 centimeters (27 in), in this way expanding the limit of the dam. Following this, Major Sim proposed the possibility of undersluices over the waterway with outlets prompting the Kollidam River (Coleroon) hence forestalling arrangement of silt.The Lower Anaicut worked by Sir Arthur Cotton in the nineteenth century CE across Coleroon, the significant tributary of Cauvery, is said to be an imitated structure of Kallanai.

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