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Siruvani Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu
Siruvani Waterfalls located in Tamil Nadu is a famous tourist spot. A reservoir has been built here by the Kerala Government.
 
 Siruvani Waterfalls, Tamil NaduSiruvani Waterfalls is located 46 km north of Mannarkad, Palakkad town in the Western Ghats. A reservoir has also been built here for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government. His was done to cater to the need of drinking water of Coimbatore. The water here is pollution free and contains mineral properties. It is also known for its taste. The water here flows through the vegetation and rocks into the Attapady area. It is at times known as the second sweetest lake water in the world.

Huge gateways have been built on both the sides of the road. Its architectural design depicts the architectural styles of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Several tribals like the Mudugars and Irulars reside here. Tourists can also visit the nearby lakes and rivers like Parambikulam River, Aliyar River, Sholiyar River and Palar River. The Annamalai Hills range provides a panoramic view of the town. The dam is interlinked by canals and tunnels for confining Parambikulam, Thunakadavu, Nirar, Sholiyar, Aliyar, Thekkadi, Palar rivers for generating power and irrigation. It has been built close to the Attapady valley. The government had proposed for the construction of the dam in February 1915. However, the construction was delayed as the villagers of Boluvampatti and Alandurai were against it. Later they were convinced and the construction work began in 1927. The work was not easy as it was an extremely unfriendly terrain. Even wild animals visited the place. A lot of security was thus required for the workers. Even today tourists visiting the site need to take protection against the wild animals. Gunmen or forest guards accompany them. The place was selected for the construction of the dam for the availability of the perennial streams. The area below the Siruvani, Muthikulam falls, Gobiyaru, Solaiyaru, Pattiyaru, Veeraru and Paambaru falls was selected for construction. Several major and minor construction works continued till the year 1984. The dam after its construction supplied large amounts of water to the huge population of the town.

Siruvani Waterfalls is well connected with different modes of transport. The fall is almost 6 km away from Karunya University. The gateway to the waterfalls is located at Sadivayal Checkpost. Tourists can also avail the bus facility that ply at regular intervals from Coimbatore.

(Last Updated on : 28/09/2012)
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