Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dam

THE GRAND ANICUT, KALLANAI, believed to be the Oldest Dam in the World, is still in use today. It is located on the Cauvery River, 24 km from Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.

This masonry dam was built in the 2nd Century by Chola King Karikalan and is 1,082 feet long with a maximum height of 18 feet and is 40-60 feet wide. It was remodeled and fitted with sluice gates in 1899-1902. India had more land under irrigation in ancient times than it does today.

2 comments:

Mahendra said...

Even worlds first bridge was built by indians.. the sethu built by vanars to lanka to rescue seetha

Mahendra said...

Even worlds first bridge was built by indians. the sethu built by vanars from india to lanka.