Kallanai also known as the Grand Anicut is an ancient dam built across the Cauvery river in Tiruchirapalli. The dam was originally constructed by the Chola King Karikalan in 2nd century AD and is the fourth-oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the world and the oldest in India which is still in use. The dam was remodeled and strengthened by the British during the 19th Century.
|THE GRAND ANAICUT OR KALLANAI DAM|
|STATUE OF KARIKALA CHOLAN|