Vaigai Dam - Built over the Vagai River at Andipatti, this massive dam is a sight to behold. It is the central source of drinking and irrigation water for Madurai and hence of great strategic and political importance. Over the years, it has become a popular picnic spot, especially for group excursions.
The area surrounding the dam is rich in vegetation, with lush greenery spread across its sprawling acres. Though the area lacks any official amenities for a proper picnic, you can always plan a laid back afternoon here.
This popular leisure spot beautifully illuminated on weekends, offers a breath-taking sight. On one side of the dam there is a beautiful garden known as Little Brindavan with all kinds of exotic flowers and plants. Picturesque hills border the river on the other side. Near the dam, the Government of Tamil Nadu has constructed an Agricultural Research Station for researching the growing of a variety of crops, including rice ,sorghum,blackgram and cotton.