This project consists of a number of dams that are interconnected by tunnels. There are canals too which are used for harnessing the waters of the , Aliyar, ParambikulamSholiyar, Palar, Thunakadavu and Thekkadi rivers. These rivers flow at various elevations and are used for irrigation purposes and power generation.
The scheme, located in Annamalai range is a classic example of engineering skill and is ideal as a picnic spot. There is a forest rest house where an overnight stay is possible. There are treetop housesthat provide accommodation in case you are looking for some adventure.