Grand Anicut Canal

Category Historic

            Karikala Cholan (2nd Century AD) constructed a water reservoir of the Grand Anicut by raising flood banks in the River Cauvery to irrigate the wasteland beside the river. The ancient dam consists of a solid mass of rough stone and clay, stretching across the River Cauvery. It is a fine picnic spot.

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How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport: Trichy. Thanjavur can be reached by bus or train from Trichy.

By Train

Nearest Junction: Thanjavur

By Road

Thanjavur Old Bus Stand - Saraswathi Mahal Library (0.5Km)