Sathanur Dam was constructed in
1958 and is one of the largest dams built across the Pennaiyar River. It is a
major tourist destination and popular weekend getaway due to its beautiful
park, filled with botanical gardens and small ponds. Moreover, if you are
feeling adventurous there is also a crocodile farm with up to 50 crocodiles
living there at a time! If you are looking for a great weekend getaway Sathanur
Dam is a great place to spend the day with the family and enjoy beautiful
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Sathanur with ease! The best way to get there is to take the NH7/AH43 towards Tamil Nadu. Take this until you reach the NH66, and then continue along this road until you see signs for SH6B towards Sathanur Dam road. The entire trip is roughly 180KM and should take three to four hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Sathanur Dam however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Sathanur Dam in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Sathanur
Dam as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three of the best things to see and do in Sathanur Dam
Relax in the Park: The best way to visit Sathanur Dam is to simply relax in the park with your friends and family. Bring lunch of your own and have a picnic, run around in the gardens, and appreciate the beauty of the flowers. It’s best to arrive early and spend the day there, but be wary of monkeys trying to steal your food!
Crocodile Farm: Within the park there is also a crocodile farm holding anywhere from 50-100 crocodiles at a time. Watching these crocs interact with each other is very exciting, but not for the faint hearted as they sometimes fight each other.
Boating: Tired of sitting in the park? Rent a boat! Boats can be hired by the hour and are a great way to relax. Whether you are with your significant other or your family it’s a great way to spend time with someone and bond over nature’s beauty.
Insiders Tip: Check out the nearby Zoo if you want to see more animals!
The best time to visit is after monsoon season as this is when the water is flowing full force in the reservoir.