Malampuzha Dam And Garden
The lush green town at the foothills of the Western Ghats takes its name from the River Malampuzha – and its fame from the picturesquely situated dam nearby across Kerala’s largest reservoir. The area is a major tourist attraction for the abundance of trekking trails on the surrounding hills.
Neither does the Malampuzha Dam lag far behind in catching the tourist’s eye. Sumptuously laid out gardens and amusement parks, boating facilities on the large lake, an rock garden imaginatively constructed of broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials!, a fish-shaped aquarium, snake park, a swaying ropeway (which takes you on an aerial, if vertiginous, tour of the park!) and the gigantic ‘Yakshi’, or enchantress, sculptured by the eminent Kerala sculptor, Kanai Kunhiraman.