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Parambikulam Aliyar Dam – Coimbatore

Parmbikulam dam is built across the Parambikulam river that originates in the Kerala state. This dam lies on the Pollachi to Udumalaipettai road. This dam ranks first in India and in the top ten list of the world for it massive storage capacity. Parambikulam Aliyar dam is the source for canal irrigation for large tracts of agricultural lands lying nearby in the Tamil Nadu side and within the Kerala state. Apart from it storage capacity it is considered the longest dam in Asia since it stretches to a two kilometre distance. Many other rivers also prove water source for this dam. They are Aliyar, Nirar, Parambikulam, Sholayar, Thekkadi, Thunakadavu and Palar. This dam comes under the Parambikulam Aliyar Project which is used for power generation in addition to agricultural irrigation. Many people visit this dam to enjoy its scenic value and to spend good time in this beautiful park beside the dam.
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