Bhavani Sagar Dam in Sathyamangalam, which is around 85 KM from Coimbatore is a huge dam constructed across the river Bhavani. To go from Coimbatore, one could take a bus from Coimbatore to Sathyamangalam but get down in Puliyampettai, and take a town bus from there to Bhavani Sagar Dam. If someone is coming from Karnataka, they could come to Sathyamangalam, and take a town bus to the dam from there, as well.
Like the Azhiyar Dam, Bhavani Sagar Dam is also located in a picturesque place. But unlike the Azhiyar Dam, one is not allowed to go and walk over the dam, to enjoy the view, for reasons that cannot be specified here!
The first picture was taken from one side of this spot, and the third picture (above) taken from the other side of the same spot! Now you get an idea of the size of the dam… From the extreme left hand side of this photo, the Dam extends a couple of hundred meters along a small channel of water!
This is the stream of water I was mentioning above. The dam extends on the right hand side of this stream and we can walk down a small path on the left hand side of this stream. There are even some openings in the middle where we can get down an perhaps touch the stream. This photo was taken after going down in one such opening.
There is a garden in front of this dam, which makes it a good picnic spot in this area. There are a few things that children could play with (like swings, etc) and there is also a small closed channel of water for boating, shown in the below picture. A nice picnic spot for spending half a day.