Parambikulam Dam is designed as an embankment dam on the Parambikulam River, included in the Udumalaipettai, Palakkad district, Kerala in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. . Parambikulam Dam is known as one of the finest dams in India as well as one of the best dams in the world in volume capacity as recorded in the year 2000.The Parambikulam Dam is a part of Parambikulam Aliyar Project. In 2004, Kerala did not receive any water until February. Thus paddy in thousands of acres in Chittur taluk dried. The agreement of Parambikulam Aliyar Project started officially since July 2006; Kerala Water Resources Minister has called for a review of the project agreement for better execution. Parambikulam Dam ranks in the top ten volume capacity dams in the world. The Parambikulam Aliyar Project starts from Parambikulam Dam. It is connected to the Aliyar Dam through a series of canals and underground tunnels which connect each one of the dams in the sanctuary. The surrounding areas are excellent for bird-watching.

Location info:

Address: Udumalaipettai, Palakkad district, kerala, India
District: Palakkad district.
Nearest City: Coimbatore Madurai, Palakkad and Nelliyampathy.
Best time to visit: November to January.


Climate Generally warm and humid. The weather temparature Summers: 36°-20°; Winters: 16°-32°C.



Interesting things to do:

You can see the Parambikulam wildlife Sanctuary nearby.

Interesting things to Visit:

Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary:

The Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary is a crown in the diverse tradition of wildlife in India. Located in the valley between the Anamalai mountain ranges of Tamil Nadu and the beautiful Nelliampathy mountain ranges of Kerala, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a majestic destination for the tourists who love to see nature at its best.

Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary:

This Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 mts in the Western Ghats near Pollachi (about 90 Kms from Coimbatore). The area of the sanctuary is 958 sq.kms. It has various kinds of fauna like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth-bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine, flying squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo, red-whiskered bulbul, black headed oriole, tree pie, spotted dove, green pigeon and also many kind of species birds and animals

The Siruvani Waterfalls:

This waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37 kms west of the city. The water of
siruvani is known for This waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37 kms west of the city. The water of Siruvani is known for its taste.


It is a location in the Anamalai Hills. It is about 37 kms from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal picnic spot. Arrangements are available at Topslip to take tourists around the Sanctuary on elephant back or by van.


Malampuzha has an aerial ropeway across the garden, a telescope tower, boating and fishing facilities, a swimming pool, fresh water aquarium and a snake park. Fantasy Park is a good spot for children. At Dhoni you can go on a 3-hour trek from the base of Dhoni Hills to the waterfall at the reserve forest area.

Jungles of Sahya Ranges:

These Sahya Ranges are famous for its evergreen forests.


The Nelliyampathy has the highest peak at Nellikotta which is also called Padagiri. The hills dipped in the pristine beauty of nature are sprinkled with picturesque tea, coffee, cardamom, vegetable and orange plantations. The hills of Nelliyampathy are a delight to adventure lovers and trekkers.


Seethakundu is a fantastic view of the valley below-a wide angled panoramic picture of about one third of Palakkad, as beautiful as the green Valleys of Kodaikkanal.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:

Polachi railway Station

Nearest Airport:

Nearest airport is Coimbatore (55km) in Tamilnadu. Kochi airport (160 km) and Kozhikode (130 km) are nearest airports in Kerala.

Road Transport:

Bus from Palakkad Junction Railway Station(8 kms)-every 15 mts and also Bus from Palakkad Town Bustand(11 kms)-every 15 mts. You can reach this place by varies roads across the kerala.

Nearest Visiting places:

Palakkad Fort:

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.

Thiruvalathoor Bhagavathy Temple.

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.

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.

Walayar Dam:

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 Mana:

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.


Thrithala is the place where Agnihotri (The eldest son of Vararuchi) conducted 99 yagnas and made Indra (King of Gods) envious. The Agnihotri ellam draws visitors. The village lies 8 kilometer far from Pattambi at the Pattambi-Kuttippuram road in the Ottapalam taluk. The Siva temple here is believed to be built around 10th century is a good example of the Chol-Pandya style of Architecture.

Dhoni Hills:

The site can be reached after a fairly long climb of 3 hours from the base of the Dhoni Hills. Dhoni provides trekkers the opportunity to explore its hilly terrains.Its lush green surroundings are a pleasure to watch. Dhoni is also famous for its farmhouse, harbouring hundreds of cattle of Swiss variety.


This is 15 kms from Palakkad via Poodar, this village is the native place of the late Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, the doyen of Carnatic music.


Killikurussimangalam at Lakkidi is the birthplace of Kunchan Nambiar, the 18th century sitarist and exponent of Tullal (Classical art form). The Poet's house has been preserved as a monument by the state Government as an historical place.

Pothundy (Picnic Spot):

This is Situated on the way to Nelliampathy, the Pothundy Reservoir Complex is a charming location for picnics and half-day trips.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

NG Pudur Petrol Pump
SH 21, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu.

Jawahar Petrol Pump
Kothamangalam, Ernakulam
Kerala State.

Petrol Pump
SH 16, Perumbavoor
Ernakulam, Kerala.

NM Petrol pump
NH 209, Pollachi, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu.

Petrol Pump
Palakkad Road, Kovai Pudur
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.


MP Hotels
#5, Dharapuram Road, Udumalpet,
Tamil Nadu 642126
Tel: 04252 224255

M.R Complex
M.R Complex , Opposite to new busstand
Udumalpet, Kerala.

Hotel Vijay
15, Immamkhan street
Pollachi, Tamil Nadu 642001

Emarald Hotel Silent valley
Palakkad, kerala.

Hotel Soorya Continental
Palakkad, kerala.

Hotel Prestige
Opposite Ksrtc Bus Stand, Angamaly
Ernakulam, Kerala 680572
Tel: 0484 2452737.

Things to carry:

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Town Police Station
Pollachi, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu.

Palani Town Police Station
SH 83, Palani, Dindigul
Tamil Nadu.

Thondamuthur Police Station
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 0422 2617258.

Thudiyalur Police Station
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 0422 2642990.

Nearest Hospital:

Kumaran hospital
Udumalaippettai, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu
04252 5233156.

Sree Abirami Hospital
Sundarapuram, 33
Madukkarai Road, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu 641024
Tel: 0422 2672972.

KG Hospital
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 0422 2212121.

PSG Hospitals
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 0422 2570170.

Samaritan Hospital
Pazhanganad, Kizhakkambalam,
Ernakulam, Kerala 680562
Tel: 0484 2680511.

Public Health Center
Ernakulam, Kerala State.

Bethsada Mental Hospital
7/503, Vengola, Ernakulam
Kerala 680547
Tel: 0484 2529851.

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