Travel Guide For Malampuzha Gardens And Dam


In this resource, I am giving the details about the famous Malampuzha dam and garden. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Kerala state.It lies in Palakkad district. It is around 10 kilo meters from palakkad town and has in store a large number of amusement options also.

Malampuzha is one of the famous tourist attractions in Kerala. It is a small township situated in the foothills of the Western Ghats. In Malampuzha there is a dam that is the biggest in Kerala and it is crossing between the longest river in Kerala Bharathapuzha. River Malampuzha is a is a tributary of the river 'kalpathi puzha'. Malampuzha is the sum of the words 'mala' means 'hill' and 'puzha' means 'river'. Its trekking trails and large irrigation dam are a favorite with tourists as well as film directors as ideal location for shooting.

It is built in the river at Malampuzha which is lying about 8 km from Palakkad town. The reservoir of Malampuzha Dam is 23.13 square kilometers in area and which the second largest reservoir in Kerala is. The construction of the Malampuzha dam started in the year 1949 and was completed in the year 1955. The project is estimated to cost around INR. 5.3 Crores (53 million) in that time.

Malampuzha is also the biggest irrigation project in Kerala with a large network of canal systems. It will help the farmers in the Palakkad district to get water in the summer for their crops.

In the Dam, boating facilities are available. There is an enormous Yakshi (an enchantress) sculptured by Kanai Kunhiraman(a great sculpture). There are some other attractions like Malampuzha garden comprises a beautiful greenish garden and amusement parks around the reservoir, Rock garden, an aquarium in the shape of a fish, a snake park, and a ropeway through which you can see the aerial view of all the beauty of Malampuzha.

The rock garden in Malampuzha is built by the famous master sculptor Sri.Nech chand saini, who built the rock garden in Chandigarh also. The specialty of the rock garden is it is made with broken pieces of bangles, tiles, and other waste materials.

Kerala tourism Development Council(KTDC) owned a Hotel near Malampuzha and its address is given below.

Garden House (KTDC )
Malampuzha
Palakkad - 678651
gardenhousemalampuzha@ktdc.com
www.ktdc.com
+ 91 491 2815217,

Best Season:
September to May

Transportation:
Nearest railway station: Palakkad Junction - 5 km
Nearest airport: Coimbatore Airport - 55 km
Nearest international airport: Cochin International Airport


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Comments

Guest Author: Krishnachandran P K21 Aug 2011

Hi, Vimal kumar
Recently i visited the dam and we will cry after seeing it. The condition of this dam and river in very bad.Government or M.L.A not giving any importance to this.So now number of tourists decreasing because no facilities here all offices are closed and condition of this going down and we are loosing one of the main tourist place because of this.



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