Kallanai Dam (Grand Anicut) was built by the Great King Karikala Cholan in 2nd century AD (about 2000 years ago). With no wonder, Kallanai dam is the 4th oldest dam in the world and still, it is the strongest and has been the engineering marvel. Kallanai was built to serve the irrigation purpose of the Cauvery delta region. Later, Kallanai has become a famous tourist place in Trichy as this engineering masterpiece entices 100’s of visitors every day. There is a small park located adjacent to the dam where children can enjoy the games and what else you can do? You can take bath in the river Cauvery, enjoy splashing waters and visitors are also allowed to do fishing. Enjoy the beauty of river Cauvery, the sound of flowing water and jumping fishes. Is it fascinating for you to visit the engineering masterpiece with your family and friends? Kallanai Dam is located just 20 kms from Trichy city.