However, the history behind this popular lake is very humane and advanced. Back in the early years of the 900s into the Common Era, the whole southern provinces of Indian sub-continent was under the vibrant and prosperous rule of the Great Chola Kings. To keep up the good work of King Parantaka I and relieve the people of the fresh water scarcity crisis which the empire was facing during that period, King Rajaditya constructed this reservoir and a dam. Rajaditya named the lake after his great father’s alias Veeranarayana. Hence the reservoir is called Veeranam Lake of Veeranarayanapuram. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and boating here with friends & family or you can simply enjoy the scenic beauty and take some photos.