Upper Anicut or Mukkombu is about 18 kilometers (11.25 miles) from Trichy at a point where River Kollidam branches out from the main river, Cauvery. It is a lovely picnic spot skirting acres of verdant greenery. The place also has a well-manicured park, where you can spend time in solitude and enjoy the glorious scenery. Mukkombu is about 685-meter long (2283 foot), and was built in the 19th century by Sir Arthur Cotton who drew inspiration from the 2nd century Kallanai dam (Grand Anicut) by the Cholas.

Again, a good stopover and a refreshing break from your temple tour of Trichy!