Malampuzha Dam Reservoir Photo & tourist info, Scenic tourist spots in Palakkad,Kerala

Malampuzha Dam, an irrigation dam project started in the year of 1949 and got commissioned in 1955 is a major river dam in the Palaghat district of kerala state. The Dam built in Malampuzha river which inturn is a tributary of the river Bharathapuzha (the second longest Kerala's river),  provides water for both drinking needs and Irrigation of hectares of lands in one of the most paddy cultivated districts of Kerala- the Palakkad.

Information on Malampuzha Dam and reservoir:-

The dam is about 6066 feet tall and have two canal systems, the left bank canal system and right bank canal system. Catchment area f the dam reservoir is about 145 Sq Kms. Malampuzha dam has a capacity to hold 8000 square meters of water. Its a combination of earthen dam and masonry dam.The two canal systems which serves the dam water are of 32 Kms each. The left bank Canal system serves water to cultivations on taluks of Palaghat, chittur and Alathur, whereas the right bank irrigtes the cultivations in palakkad taluk.In total the dam has an ayacut of 42,090 hectares. Drinking water needs of the township of Palakkad is met from this dam.

Malampuzha Dam's Reservoir and the distant view of Western Ghats Mountain ranges

Tourist Attractions in Malampuzha Dam- Palakkad 

Malampuzha dam and surroundings is one of the most visited tourist spot in Palaghat district off Kerala. The scenic surroundings of the dam reservoir with the distant view of Western Ghat mountain ranges is enhanced with gardens in Mughal and Japanese styles.

Famous award winning sculpture named Yakshy is placed in the garden sculptured in concrete by 'Kanai Kunjiraman'. A fresh water fish aquarium in the shape of a fish is also awaiting you.

There is a Hanging bridge across the garden parallel t the dam's spillway, the hanging bridge is for pedestriants and is having a capacity around 50 people i think.

A rope way above the dam which is the very first of its type in south india is above the dam and garden, and the ride on it can be breathtaking, the ride lasts about 20 minutes.

A garden house which gives you options for watersports. Motorboats,Pedal Boats, Row Boats, Water scooters etc can be hired in the place. A swimming pool is there, but Tuesday a holiday for it. Boating and fishing can be done in the reservoir.

A children's park with toy trains etc and a Snake park is there. A road train which will take you for a ride through the gardens.

A Telescopic tower which has a range of upto 40 miles.

A Thread Garden which is very unique of its type. Plants and flowers made of embroidery colour threads which is enclosed in a large glass chamber. Years of hard work of many people resulted in the lively flowers and plants in this thread garden.

A Rock Garden which of the first of its type in South india built of unwanted materials of tiles,cans,tins,bangles,glasses etc is in Malampuzha.

If not satisfied, an amusement park with many rides, the first amusement park of Kerala the Fantasy Park is just a walk away from the Dam.

Reaching Malampuzha?

The place is about 13 Kms from Palaghat town and about 8 Kms from Olavancode Railway station.Palakkad junction railway satation is from 5 Kms from palakkad town.

Nearest airport is Coimbatore about 55 Kms and towards south Cochin airport at a distance of about 160 Kms.
Photo by Amit Druvan, Cwrdm
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  3. Thanks for sharing the list of places to visit in Palakkad. This quiet town is the capital of Palakkad District — Kerala’s rice bowl and the gateway between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A natural depression in the Western Ghats — the famous Palghat Gap — makes Palakkad perennially windy. Like a town that would rather be a village, it makes way for chariots during festivals and beams gloriously when the sunlight falls on its golden paddy fields. Check out all best hotels in Palakkad also.


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