Karaiyar Dam, Papanasam, Thirunelveli
Karaiyar Dam or Tambraparani dam is located at about 20 Kms from the Town of Papanasam in Thirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. This is a beautiful picnic spot. The dam is inside the Kalakkad – Mundamthurai Tiger reserve. But spotting tigers is very remote as many vehicles ply in this route including State Transport buses every day. Papanasam Upper Dam is one of the biggest Dams in Tamilnadu.
This dam is also known as Karaiyar Dam or Upper Papanasam Dam. Boating facilities are available at this dam which has a water storage area of about 2 sq. km. Karaiyar Dam in Papanasam is located at 8°39'03.7"N 77°18'40.3"E or 8.651026, 77.311206. This dam site is noted for its salubrious climate and atmosphere. Karaiyar Dam is a place that is loved by families during the holidays and vacations.
The amazing surroundings and the climate of the place make it a more preferable tourist spot. The heavy rains in the monsoon period restrict the tourist activities. Nature is at its best during the winter months. Karaiyar Dam or Tambraparani dam is located at about 20 Kms from the Town of Papanasam in Thirunelveli district of Tamilnadu.
Karaiyar Dam is located at about 49 Kms from Thirunelveli, 20 Kms from Papanasam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ambasamudram. Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai.