Amaravathi Dam

Amaravathi Dam at Amaravathinagar, 25 km south on NH 17 from Udumalpet, is located in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The 9.31 kmē, 33.53 m deep Amaravathi Reservoir was created by this steep dam. It was built primarily for irrigation and flood control and now also has 4 megawatts of electric generating capacity installed. It is notable for the significant population of Mugger Crocodiles living in its reservoir and catchment's basin. There is a well laid-out park where one may climb steep steps on the dam to have a picturesque view north of the plains below and south to the Anaimalai Hills and Palani Hills above. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre for tourism.

Official name

Amaravathi Dam


Amaravati River


Amaravathinagar in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu,India


1511 ft (0.30 m)


2090 ft (27 m)

Width (at base)

 ?1 ft (0.30 m)

Opening date




Amaravathi Reservoir

Geographical Data


10°24.64′N 77°15.6′E /  / 10.41067; 77.26