Another tourist spot for pleasure trip is Sathanur Dam. At Sathanur on river Pennai beautiful dam has been erected and completed in 1964 to store water for the purpose of irrigating thousands of acres of vast stretch of dry belt of land. A mini hydel power plant is installed to add to the generation of power to the state of Tamilnadu. A beautiful Botanical garden has been raised on the sheltered lower side of the dam culturing varieties of ornamental plants and their flower add charm to the spot. A zoological park of tourist interest is also set up there. People who make a visit to Tiruvanmalai rarely miss Sathanur and Gingee.
Near the Dam a beautiful charming park is there. This charming park has been filmed for cinema for several times. the colored flood lights installed here flash its brilliance in week-end days. Formed in terrace, spread over 7 acres, this part is full of flower plants, shrubs and ornamental trees.
For the delight of visitors, bear, porcupine, hare and birds like pigeons are reared here. To attract the children and youngsters Swimming pool, Crocodile park, Flower park, Children's park (with mini-zoo) suspension bridge, Fish farm are also presented here. Colored statues find place and they appear exactly like real men.
It is very good picnic spot for weekenders as well as those who are visiting Tiruvannamalai. Transport services are available from Tiruvannamalai.