Built by the Chola King Karikalan, about 2,000 years ago, the dam is the fourth oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structure in the world and the oldest in India which is still in use. The idea behind it was to divert Kaveri River in order to boost irrigation in the Delta district, which was the political base of the Chola Dynasty that ruled most of South India and parts of Sri Lanka and South-East Asia. While you're here, bask in the glory of the historic dam and feast your eyes to the views of the exquisite Kaveri River.
3. Kickstart your journey to the unexplored regions of South India
From the hills of Munnar and Kodaikanal to the beaches of Pondicherry, Trichy serves as a base for visiting numerous beautiful places nearby. Perhaps you can plan a trip to Trichy and include some of the nearby places to visit for a wholesome experience. While the list is not exhaustive, I have picked three lesser-known, lesser-visited places which you can include to your Trichy trip –