Sathanur Dam is one of the oldest and beautiful dam in Tamil nadu South India. Sathanur Dam is lies on Thenpennai River. The dam can be 30km away from Tiruvannamalai. It is the tourist place for the people. It was constructed in 1958 and finished in 1962. The capacity of the dam is 7,321 million cubic foot.
The water from the dam is used for irrigating an area of more then 7000 hectares of land. Whole tiruvannamalai district use this water, so only in this district Dont have water problem at any time.
In Sathanur Dam beautiful Botanical garden has been raised on the lower side with charming flowers. Once upon a time it is the shooting place for cinema Industry. In 1960-1975 many movies are shouted here with oldest famous heroes. a mini zoo is maintain inside of the park for people.
Inside of the dam a swimming pool was maintained for Tourist people. Then birds are here for children and also have Crocodile Park, Flower Park, Childrens park, Fish farm are also here. This is one of the best picnic place in tiruvannamalai district. The Beautiful Garden and colorful idols are also available here.
Government & Private runs bus transportation service for every 30 minutes from Tiruvannamalai bus stand. It travelling will take 40 minites from tiruvannamalai, and also the travelling cost is very cheap.