Kovilar dam

1. Name of the Site Kovilar dam
2. Name of District Virudhunagar
3. Name of Range/ Division/
Watrap range / Srivilliputhur Wildlife
Division/ Virudhunagar Circle
4. Location Kovilar dam is located 32 km away from Srivilliputhur town and 15 km away from Watrap town.
5. Nearest Bus stand with distance Watrap, 15 Km
6. Nearest Railway station with distance Srivilliputhur, 32 Km
7. Nearest Airport with distance Madurai, 76 Km
8. Characteristics of the site
  • This site has dam inside the Wildlife sanctuary and attract people during rainy season
  • Water birds in the back water
  • Sighting of wild animals like gaur, grizzled squirrel, Elephant in morning and evening hours.
  • Presence of deciduous Forest and river line Forest in the site.
  • The trekking route starting from this site to anti-poaching shed at Athiyadikidai on top
  • There is no popular tourist destination available within 25 Km radius to the proposed Eco Tourism site except
Pilavakal dam 
9. Tourist Attraction (Places) Thaniparai  - Saduragiri Sundaramahalingam temple
  • Saduragiri Sundaramahalingam temple is located 05 Km from Thaniparai entrance.
  • It is also extended site of Kovilar dam
Eco Tourism site
  • It is one of the Famous temple in this area
  • More than 5000 no of Pilgrims are visiting full moon and New moon days.
10. Facilities available
  • Trekking facilities are available in this site
  • One watch tower is constructed
  • Eco guides are available
  • Trekking shed constructed during 201516
  • Interpretation Centre at Thaniparai
11. Visiting Hours (Holidays if any)          Morning 8.00 am to Evening 4.00 Pm
12 Eco - Tourism package (Tariff)
As per Micro Plan
Sl. No Time Place
1 8.00 AM Srivilliputhur bus stand or Srivilliputhur Railway station
2 9.00 AM Thaniparai tribal EDC village
3. 9.30 AM
to 11.30
Thaniparai interpretation centre and  Medicinal plant,  visit
4 1.00 PM  Kovilar dam
5 1.30 PM Lunch (Separate fee to
    6 2.00 PM to
4.00 PM
Trekking and Kovilar Dam visit
    7 4.00 PM  to 4.30 PM Halting in trekking shed 
(Tea Separate fee to ETMC)
    8 5.15  PM Srivilliputhur
13. Transport facilities with charges A 27 seater van provided by TBGP scheme utilized for this purpose. Rs.2500/trip charged from Srivilliputhur town to Kovilar Dam Up and down.
14. Lodging/Rest houses/Food facilities with charges Food facilities available by Kilavankoil
SHG.Rs. 60/ head charged from ETMC 
15. For Further Details The Wildlife Warden
Division: Srivilliputhur Wildlife Division
Phone no -  04564260565
Cell No:  9445468475
E-mail: wildlifesvpr@gmail.com