Pilavakkal Dam is located at a distance of 90 km from Madurai and 59 km from Virudunagar. The dam is also a popular picnic spot in the Virudunagar district. There is also a Children Park with all facilities for the entertainment of the little ones in the premises of the dam.
The dam consists of 2 parts which are called the Kovilar and the Periyar Dam. The Kovilar Dam has a capacity of 133 mft and the Periyar Dam has a capacity of 192 m ft. The water of the dams gets filled during the months of October to December.