Reading about a destination is one thing. Getting to experience the real charm that is hidden in each nook of the destination, is sublime. That is why you should make it a point to visit the several hidden gems awaiting you in Palakkad. The Kanjirapuzha Dam is beyond doubt one of those surprises that will mesmerise you beyond words. The reservoir allures you with its soothing presence and cool breeze, the mighty Western Ghats provides a tranquil shade and the imposing man-made dam keeps you wondering with its engineering excellence.
Located on the Kanjirapuzha River, a tributary of the Thoothapuzha River, the dam offers stunning views of vast mountain ranges on all the sides. The 7,000-hectare catchment area is surrounded by ‘Vettilachola’, which is a dense, evergreen forest. This masonry earth dam provides irrigation support to over 24,000 acres of land in Palakkad.
A beautiful garden has been constructed around the dam that offers incredible views of the locale. There are several recreational facilities as a part of this garden and is a great spot for family picnics. There is a walkway that lets you take relaxing evening walks and a well-equipped kids’ play area that children will love to play in.