Veeranam Lake - Tamilnadu

Veeranam Lake is a large freshwater lake in Tamil Nadu. It covers an area of approximately 16,500 acres and holds approximately 1.465 billion cubic feet of water. It is one of the largest lakes of Tamil Nadu and an important source of water for agriculture and domestic needs which gets water from lake gets its water from Kolidam and Vadavaaru River. The main purpose of Veeranan Lake is to provide water to Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The beautiful landscapes and lush greenery around Veeranam Lake make it a paradise for nature lovers. A peaceful and tranquil environment provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the lake, especially during sunrise and sunset, when the sky is reflected in the calm water, creating a beautiful view. The lake is home to many animal and plant species, making it an ideal destination for wildlife and bird watchers.

History of Veeranam Lake

The origin of Veeranam Lake can be traced back to the Chola dynasty that ruled most of South India from the 9th to the 13th centuries. It was built by Rajaditya Chola and Known for their skills in irrigation and water management, the Cholas built many tanks and reservoirs across the country.

Nearby sightseeing places

Poomphuhar beach, Thillai Nataraja temple, Ponneri Lake Pichavaram mangrove forest, Danish fort,


Boating, Fishing, Bird watching, picnicking, trekking.

Visiting time

7AM – 7PM

How to reach Veeranam Lake?

By air – Pondicherry airport is the nearest to reach veeranam lake that covers about 86 km.
By train - Cuddalore Port Junction Railway Station is the nearest to reach veeranam lake.
By road – Villupuram district is the nearest to reach Cuddalore easier, covering 50 km. National Highways - NH45, NH45A