For a discerning traveller and nature buff, Palakkad has many spectacular destinations on offer. However, there are some locales that stand out from all the rest. Nature seems to be much more green and beautiful in these spots. One such destination is the Mangalam Dam. Here is where you can unwind yourself, letting loose all your worries and stresses. Located in a blissful setting that offers picturesque views of the Western Ghats, Mangalam Dam and its reservoir area is a must-visit region on your trip to Palakkad.
Built across the Cherukunnapuzha River, which is a tributary of the Mangalam River, the Mangalam Dam has a total capacity of 25.34 million cubic feet of water. The forest land that surrounds the reservoir area is a popular tourist hotspot and attracts visitors from far and wide. The dense canopy is indeed a sight to behold. Beneath the sky-kissing canopy is a thriving wildlife that is home to various species of animals and birds. The region is also blessed with rare floral species that add to the enchantment. You can take a boat ride across the reservoir and enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime views comfortably. There are also many spice plantations around this area that you can pay a visit to.