The Karaiyar Dam is located within the premises of the Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and is a part of it. The Karaiyar Dam provides with boating services which is sure to thrill travellers.
Half an hour boat ride takes one through the smooth backwater as well as amidst the drizzles of a huge waterfall. The waterfall is called the Vaanatheertham. The waterfall is a huge tourist attraction as the water is said to contain minerals with medicinal properties. The water of the reservoir is known to be the house of crocodiles.