Neyyar Dam Overview

Ranked 9 of 39 sightseeing in Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

The Neyyar Dam is a popular picnic spot near the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Situated on the southern hills of the Western Ghats, the dam offers a panoramic view of the surrounding areas. The chief attractions of the Neyyar Dam are the lion safari park, deer park, watch tower and boating facilities.

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Neyyar Dam -nice place

Neyyar Dam -nice place  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Vinod Nair
20th Nov 17

Neyyar Dam

Neyyar Dam  Video Review
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Deepa Nair
20th Nov 17

Neyyar Dam

Neyyar Dam  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Deepa Nair
20th Nov 17

Beautiful park around the dam but crowd not good

Beautiful park around the dam but crowd not good  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Kanishka Batra
19th Nov 17

Neyyar Dam - very beautiful

Neyyar Dam - very beautiful  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Dilkhush Shah
19th Nov 17

Massive Dam and a green park - but bad crowds

Massive Dam and a green park - but bad crowds  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Ramit Batra
19th Nov 17

Neyyar dam

Neyyar dam  Video Review
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Snehalata Jain
19th Nov 17

Neyyar dam-nice

Neyyar dam-nice  Video Review
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Snehalata Jain
19th Nov 17

Neyyar Dam

Neyyar Dam  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Manoj Menon
19th Nov 17

Local picnic spot

Local picnic spot  Video Review
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Neyyar Dam

Mamta Narula
19th Nov 17

What travellers are saying about Neyyar Dam

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Mamta Narula

Mamta Narula3.6/5

48 reviews

Neyyar Dam, nice picnic spot

This is an old dam on Neyyar river located inside a forest area. Great scenic beauty. Local people come here for picnics. They have Lion Safari. If one loves nature, he can visit this cool and quiet place. This place only has one restaurant operated by which offers only Biryani and Parotha and curry. Food is very tasty. Snacks and beverages are easily available. Take your umbrella and shades with you.

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Elsie Gabriel

Elsie Gabriel4.3/5

72 reviews

Neyyar Dam and Gardens

The Neyyar River has been intersected for this lavish gravity dam called Neyyar Dam located on the foot of the Western ghats about 30km from Thiruvananthapuram situated in Kerala. It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Lying against the southern low hills of theWestern ghats the gorgeous Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake. It is famous tourist spot adjacent to the Wild life Sanctuary Kerala Lion safari at Neyyar as well as the crocodile habitat and aquarium as well as the Gardens at the Dam. There are two restaurants and washrooms too, besides ample parking space. The Dam has two viewing decks either sides and boasts of a great variety of trees. Try and visit all three the Dam Gardens, Lion safari and the actual Dam all at one days picnic which would be fun.

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Elsie Gabriel

Elsie Gabriel3.6/5

72 reviews

Neyyar Gravity Dam

When in Trivandrum Kerala please visit the Neyyar Gravity Dam, it is known for its luscious Gardens and is a good garden for children to play as well as elders to stroll around. It is of easy adventure although it has some flights of steps leading to the restaurants up on the hills and way to the boats which later lead you to the Lion Safari by boats. About 32 km from the airport one comes across 12, 000 hectares of rich green biodiversity natural vegetation in the form of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. But the garden offers a good chance to view flora and fauna alongside many trekking options of various levels. Adventure loving Travellers love going up the 1868m high Agasthyamala Peak which is today a famous picnic area. The paranomic view shouldn't be missed as the fragile green slopes and flat grass meadows make for an enchanting sight.The Neyyar Dam nearby is also famous due to its many features and makes good picnic spot for students and college community too as it is an educational sight. It boasts of a restaurant, beautiful watch tower, a deer park, a lion safari park and a crocodile rehabilitation and research centre as well. There is plenty of parking and washrooms for families visiting. Good restaurants too. Don't forget your water, caps and sunscreen. Be ready to walk. The garden is better than the Dam for sure. We visited during November when it is not the monsoon season so the Dam was not entirely full. But take your cameras for sure.

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Sushin Malayinkil

Sushin Malayinkil5.0/5

33 reviews

One of the best places to visit

One of the best places to visit. The problem is that it is far away from Trivandrum City. Nearby 30 km.There you can visit Neyyar wildlife sanctuary. From there you can go to Tirparappu water falls, Peechi Dam, in one direction etc and also to Ponmudi, the Hill station.

Joe Abraham

Joe Abraham4.6/5

12 reviews

Greenery and gorgeous

Wonderful experience and gorgeous feeling. In the mid way, looking far into deep waters, something special to remember. Greenery, the mountains, the streams coming in, the garden below, everything had a serenity par explanations. For the moments spent there, I would rate it as one of the best I have been as far a human built Dam is concerned.

Abc Xyz

Abc Xyz4.3/5

4 reviews

Pretty good experience going there

This is a good place. Person should do power boating and watch the animals in the zoo.

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Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Narularajeev

Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)