MALAMPUZHA DAM

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It is located 10km from Palakkad town. Malampuzha dam is properly known as ‘Vrindhavan of Kerala’. It is one of the oldest and largest dam in Kerala. The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. It spread over an area of 23.13 sq km. The dam has the capacity of 8000 sq m of water. The dam is constructed across Malampuzha River. The dam site is an attractive picnic spot. There is an awesome garden and amusement park around the reservoir. The two sides of the parks are connected by the rope way bridge. At a time only 50 persons can walk through this bridge which is the main specialty of this bridge. There are road trains within the garden which takes you around the ground. You can enjoy the dam’s scenic beauty by boating through the lake. Other major attraction in the garden are the snake park, the fish shaped aquarium, beautiful rock garden made by Padmashree Nek Chand, and a sculpture of gigantic Yakshi by Kanai Kunhiraman. The attractive features of rock garden is the entire area is constructed of unwanted and broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials.

Timings

Malampuzha garden: 10.00am -6.00pm

Aquarium: 12.00pm – 8.00pm and 1.00pm- 9.00pm on holidays

Snake Park: 8.00am- 6.00pm

Rock garden: 10.00am- 6.00pm

Getting there:

By air: : Nearest airport Coimbatore which is about 55km from Palakkad town

By rail:Nearest railway station Palakkad about 5km

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