Mukkombu Dam, Trichy
Location: Mukkombu, Trichy, Google Maps
Mukkombu Dam Timings: Mon-Sun [8 AM – 6 PM]
Mukkombu Dam Length: 685 m
Mukkombu Dam Built by: Sir Arthur Cotton
Mukkombu Entry Fee: Rs. 10
Mukkombu Dam History:
Mukkombu means ‘three branches’ in Tamil. The Upper Anaicut is also known as Mukkombu is the dam built on the Cauvery River. The dam is located 18 km away from Trichy city. The dam was constructed between 1836 and 1838 by Sir Arthur Cotton. It is 685 meters long and it breaks into three channels at the Upper Anaicut to form the island of Srirangam, which is enclosed in between the delta of Thanjavur (Tanjore). Not only the dam, but Mukkombu is also one of the best tourist places in Trichy.
On 22–23 August 2018, 9 of 45 shutters of the dam had washed away due to the heavy flow of water and the weakened piers. The construction of the bridge is still in process.
Mukkombu, Attractive Picnic Spot For All:
Mukkombu is one of the best picnic spots, you can see a huge crowd of people sitting in circles, enjoying their lunch. There are a lot of shops and canteens available with hot steaming ground nuts, Snacks and Ice creams. It will also be the best spot to take the school children for a one day trip. Vehicles are allowed inside and it’s a good place for family tours.
Best Place For Fishing:
Mukkombu is also a good spot for fishing and you could find varieties of fishes. If you are visiting Mukkombu, you can buy fresh fish and enjoy it for your lunch/dinner. Here fishermen catch fish and sell it on the spot at the lowest prices.
Mukkombu is a perfect place for Children, families, friends & nature lovers to visit in Trichy. There are so many eye-catching places to visit in Trichy like Srirangam, Kollidam Bridge, Kallanai Dam, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Butterfly park, Rockfort Temple etc., From these places, Ramyas Hotels is not so far, it’s easy to reach there!