Thirumoorthy Dam, Thirumoorthy Hills, Udumalaipettai, Tirupur
Thirumoorthy Dam (also spelt as Thirumurthy Dam) is 20 kms from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. The dam has been constructed adjoining the Thirumurthy Hill. This scenic dam is close to the Amanalingeswarar Temple; close by are a perennial stream and a waterfall. Thirumoorthy Dam is scenically located amidst rolling hills. The panorama of the Anamalai Hills surrounding the shimmering waters of the Reservoir is a sight to behold.
This area is a popular spot for shooting films thanks to the beauty of the region. Boating facilities are available so you could take a boat around the lake. Alternately you could take a lazy swim at the swimming pool here or stroll around the pretty gardens. Thirumurthy is an ideal spot for a quiet, leisurely picnic. The Thirumoorthy Falls and the Panchalingam Falls are a refreshing sight.
The waters of Thirumoorthy Falls are believed to have medicinal properties as they are enriched with herbs. Thirumoorthy Dam is a nice place for an outing with your loved ones. Visitors would enjoy the entire drive towards Thirumoorthy dam because of the scenic beauty all along the way. The drive is simply great with the whole route surrounded by sunflower gardens, coconut groves, and paddy fields. Sometime, tourists get the opportunity to witness the movie shooting at these beautiful locations.
Thirumoorthy Dam is a nice place for a one-day outing from Coimbatore. It has boating, a nice place to have your lunch (of course, you should pack your lunch as there are no good hotels out there).
There is also a swimming pool and a well laid out garden near by the dam. If you have bicycle, it’s nice location for natural riding. The place has many tribal settlements around and has rich moist & dry deciduous forests. The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathy Dam is just 25 kms from here. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre.
It is situated 50 Kms from Pollachi and 23 kms from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. Bus facilities are conveniently available from Udumalpet and Dharapuram via Dhali. Nearest Railway Station is located at Udumalpet and Nearest Airport is located at Coimbatore.