Malampuzha Dam is Located near 12 km Palakkad, the largest reservoir of Kerela, Malampuzha Dam is one of the tourist attraction spots of the state. The Dam is surrounded with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. The Malampuzha Dam is an arrangement of a masonry dam, which is 1,849 metres long and an earthen dam that is 220 metres long. The height of the dam is 6,066 feet and crosses the Malampuzha River, which is a tributary of Kerela`s longest river - Bharathappuzha. Extensive networks of two canal systems serve the dam`s reservoir of 42,090 hectares. Work on the Malampuzha Dam was begun in 1949. Six years later it was completed and dedicated in 1955.The Malampuzha Garden is located right by the dam. The reservoir created by the dam is used as a boating destination by many people including tourists.The reservoir meets the drinking water needs of Malampuzha and nearby villages. Boating, fishing and other water sport facilities are provided in the dam site.There are two canal systems. The left back canal traverses a distance of 32 kms to irrigate cultivable areas in the taluks of Palakkad, Chittur and Alathur. The right bank canal with a length of 32kms and irrigates areas in Palakkad taluk. The reservoir also provides drinking water to Palakkad town.
|Address: Malampuzha, Palakkad District, Kerala, India.
|District: Palakkad District.|
|Nearest City: Coimbatore,Pollachi, Dindigul and Madurai.
|Best time to visit: September to April.|
|Climate Generally warm and humid. The weather temparature Summers: 36°-20°; Winters: 16°-32°C.|
Interesting things to do:
|You can see Malampuzha Garden is located right by the dam.
Interesting things to Visit:
The reservoir & The Garden House:
The reservoir offers amusement facilities for boating and fishing. The Garden House has a unit of water sports. Pedalboats, rowboats, water scooters and motorboats can be hired from 10.00 -18.00 hrs.
The Japanese Garden:
A small garden in the Japanese style gives a touch of exotic charm to the landscape. So does the hanging bridge across the river.
Aquarium & Snake Park:
A fish shaped huge aquarium is opened for the visitors. For children there is a toy train which travels and covers almost the whole garden and its vicinity.
The thread garden is the result of the years of handwork of several laborers without the aid of any special equipment .It has an abundant collection of models of flowers and plants beautifully arranged.
The Passenger Ropeway:
One of the main attractions of the garden is the passenger Ropeway. It is the first of its Kind it the entire south In dias entire journey is about 20 minutes.
The Rock Garden:
Another astonishing piece of art to be appreciated in Malapuzha is the rock garden. The whole place is being made of pieces of tiles, cans and other unwanted and broken items.
Statue Of Yakshi:
The Yakshi Statue is yet another interesting feature in the Malampuzha area. It sits directly in the Malampuzha Gardens and is set off beautifully by the greenery that surrounds it. This statue is an enormous rock sculpture of Yakshi created by the renowned sculptor Kanai Kanhiraman. Yakshi is traditionally thought of as an enchantress, and this persona adds to the intrigue of this magnificent piece of art.
This s an amusement park that was designed by Neo Tech Amusements and Resorts Ltd. This amusement park won the Best Innovative Tourism Product in the State by the Kerala tourism department in 1998. Every single day there are thousands of people that come to enjoy this family park.
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Nearest Railway Station:
Palakkad railway station.
Nearest airport is Coimbatore (55km) in Tamilnadu. Kochi airport (160 km) and Kozhikode (130 km) are nearest airports in Kerala.
Malampuzha is connected to other cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by state government public transport buses. Many deluxe buses are plying between Palakkad and other major cities, including Chennai, Trivandrum, Cochin, and Bangalore.
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The temple is located 10 kilometer from Palakkad at the Chittoor-Kodumbu road. This ancient temple is well decorated with fine wood works and stone sculptures. It is one of the 108 Durga temples in the country. The temple remains unfinished. The annual festival falls at January, which lasts 10 days. Another attraction in the temple is the Mizhavu (a musical instrument), and it is observed as the largest in Kerala.
Palakkad Fort was built by Hyder Ali, the mighty ruler of Mysore, in the year 1766 A.D. The fort was primarily built to speed up the communication between Coimbatore and the West Coast. The region, during those days had a great strategic importance. The fort however fell into the hands of British Empire in the year 1784 after a siege that lasted 11 days. With the Zamorin's capture of the fort, the dispute and the battle was not meant to end there. The British recaptured the fort in the year 1790 A.D. and with that established their stronghold in the region. Palakkad Fort, at present, is looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Chulannur Peacock Protection Centre:
Mailadumpara, in Chulannur situated 22 kms away from Palakkad town and 5 kms from Peringothukrish, is also famed. It is here the peacock protection center is located. Kunjan Nambiar Smrudhi forest is also here.
Silent Valley National Park:
It is a dense rain forest located along the western corners of Nilgiris having an area of around 90 square kilometers. It is nearly 60 kilometers far from Palakkad and 90 kilometers from Coimbatore. Silent Valley got this name because of the poetic silence at this forest and it is just because of the absence of cicadas, which is common in all forests. The forest is famous for the very rare Lion-Tailed Macaque. The Silent Valley also known as Sairandhri Vanam. According to Hindu mythology Sairandhri is the other name of Draupadi who is the wife of Panadavas in MAHABHARATHA epic. Trekking is possible at this forest with prior permission.
It is located about 25 kilometers from Palkkad town in the Kerala Tamilnadu border. The dam is meant for irrigation purpose. There is a deer Park located 3 kilometers from Walayar.
Kalpathi is the most famous 'Agraharam'(Street occupied by Brahmins) in Palakkad and one of the 18 Agraharams(Brahmin residing streets) in the state. The famous Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanatha Swamy temple is here where the famous ‘Ratholsavam’ (temple car festival) takes place. Kalpathy is located 3 kilometer from Palakkad.
Olappamanna is the family name of a feudal lords, belongs to the Namboothiri category. They are the reputed patrons of Kathakali and it is believed that Kathakali originated here. The ‘mana’ (ancestral house) lies at Vellinezhi (Which is known as Kathakali village) near Chepulassery.
The Kollengode or the abode of blacksmiths enshrines the pristine beauty of rural Palakkad. The Kollengode Palace, the Vishnu Temple and the poet P. Kunhiraman Nair Memorial are worth visiting. Seethakundu and Govindamalai hills near Kaachankurichi are ideal for adventurous trekkers.
The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore. The gateways on either side of the road across the dam are typical of the Kerala and Tamil architectural styles.
This place is Located on the banks of the river Sokanasini (the destroyer of sorrows), this is a memorial to Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the author of Adhyatma Ramayana, who spent his last days here. A srichakra, some of the idols worshipped by him, a stylus, wooden slippers and a few old manuscripts are exhibited here.
Jain Temple of Jainimedu:
This basadhi is Situated on the western suburbs of Palakkad town, not far from the railway station, this historic 32 feet long, 20 feet wide granite temple displays images of the Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. The region around the temple, known as Jainimedu, is one of the few places in Kerala where the vestiges of Jainism have survived.
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|Attappady Hill Station|
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|Malampuzha Hill Station|
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|Nelliyampathy Hill Station|
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|Silent Valley National Park|
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