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Malampuzha Tourism

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Malampuzha Dam

Manoj Menon
14th Dec 17

Malampuzha Garden

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Malampuzha Garden

Manoj Menon
14th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Malampuzha

1For the greenery in Malampuzha
For the greenery in Malampuzha

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan adds, “Main attraction, beautiful scenery, and a good refreshing place; Malampuzha dam and garden is one of the most popular picnic spots near Palakkad in Kerala. Malampuzha is situated on the lower hills of Western Ghats. The irrigation dam and the beautifully landscaped garden make this a must see place if you are visiting Kerala. There is also boating facility available in Malampuzha garden. Pedal boats, row boats and motor boats are available for a fee. Near the garden is a snake park which houses a variety of venomous and nonvenomous snakes. There is a beautiful scenery of the garden below from a height of 60 feet. Fantasy Park is an amusement park nearby the garden. ” 

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2Boating and adventure at Malampuzha
Boating and adventure at Malampuzha

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan adds, “Main attraction, beautiful scenery, and good refreshing place; Malampuzha dam and garden is one of the most popular picnic spots near Palakkad in Kerala. Malampuzha is situated on the lower hills of Western Ghats. The irrigation dam and the beautifully landscaped garden make this a must see place if you are visiting Kerala. It has the first ropeway and a Rock garden in South India. The Rock Garden is sculpted by Nek Chand who has also sculpted the Rock Garden in Chandigarh. There is also boating facility available in Malampuzha garden. Pedal boats, row boats and motor boats are available for a fee. ” 

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3For its pedal, row and motor boats
For its pedal, row and motor boats

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan adds, “Main attraction, beautiful scenery, and good refreshing place; Malampuzha dam and garden is one of the most popular picnic spots near Palakkad in Kerala. Malampuzha is situated on the lower hills of Western Ghats...There is also a boating facility available in Malampuzha garden. Pedal boats, row boats and motor boats are available for a fee.”

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4For a pollution-free green picnic!
For a pollution-free green picnic!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan says, “Malampuzha dam and garden is one of the most popular picnic spot near Palakkad in Kerala.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shashikantha Naik shares, “Nice place to visit. Best location for picnic or tour with family and friends

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5For a fun pedal boat ride around Malampuzha garden
For a fun pedal boat ride around Malampuzha garden

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan adds, “Malampuzha dam and garden is one of the most popular picnic spots near Palakkad in Kerala. There is also boating facility available in Malampuzha garden. Pedal boats, row boats and motor boats are available for a fee. Near to the garden is a Snake park which houses a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes. Just outside the garden, there is an aquarium.

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Reviews (13)

Rishi Narayanan

Rishi Narayanan4.6/5

41 reviews

Beautiful place, ideal for 3-4 hours

Palakkad is known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Its green paddy fields with palm and coconut trees with a background of the mighty Sahyadris are a fiesta for our eyes. Malampuzha is a famous dam near to Palakkad town in Kerala . This place, around 12km from the town, is well connected by buses. Entry fee is around 20 per head and another 20 for the camera too. You are welcomed by a beautiful garden and it is an ideal place to sit and relax. One can have a stroll on the top of the dam also. There is a rope-way running above the garden which will give you a bird's eye view of the entire Malampuzha. Its charged 60 per cabin . The best season is immediately after rainy season in Kerala (Aug-Dec) where dam will be full and the mountains will be fully green. The best time in a day is in the afternoon, at around 3pm, till it get dark.

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  • Beautiful place, ideal for 3-4 hours
  • Beautiful place, ideal for 3-4 hours
  • Beautiful place, ideal for 3-4 hours
  • Beautiful place, ideal for 3-4 hours
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Rohith swaminathan

Rohith swaminathan4.3/5

7 reviews

Palakkad also has a beach

Palakkad known for its mountains beauty of the western Ghats lacks only a beach to complete its beauty. Mele Malampuzha is the right place to get the experience of a beach at Palakkad. The waters along with the view of the mountains provide an ethnic and a pleasant view to the traveller.

Must visit place especially during the summer.

The area becomes submerged during the monsoon.

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  • Palakkad also has a beach

Malampuzha Overview

Malampuzha, a small town located at the bottom of the Western Ghats in Palakkad district in Kerala is located around 10 km from the town of Palakkad. The region of Malampuzha is covered by greenery all over the place and the vegetation here thrives on the presence of the Malampuzha River, which is a tributary of Bharathapuzha that is Kerala’s longest river.

There are two main regions of Malampuzha divided into highlands and the lowlands. The highlands mainly consist of hilly regions where the soil is not thick and is laterite while the lowland regions consist of midlands where the soil is thick with coconut, areca nut, cashew, pepper and rubber cultivation.

The climate of the region is humid and the months from March to June are very hot especially in the western part of the district, compared to the eastern district. The region of Malampuzha receives rain in the second week of June because of the arrival of the South West Monsoon.

Some of the main festivals celebrated here are the annual Chariot Festival at Viswanatha Temple that is held in the month of November and the annual festival at the Bhagvathy Temple in the month of March.

The other main festivals are Kalpathi Ratholsavam, Vela at Manappulli Kavu, Nenmara Vallengy Vela and the Konganpada that is held at Chittur. These festivals include traditional dances and songs performed using different instruments and costumes. The primary language of the people in Malampuzha is Malayalam.

Malampuzha Dam is among the most popular dams in Kerala and is also the largest reservoir in the state with a height of 6,066 feet. The Malampuzha Garden and Reservoir, which has a backdrop of forested hills of Western Ghats, are among the most popular attractions of Malampuzha.

The major highlight of the garden is a large cement sculpture named Yakshi, which was created by the famous sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman. The garden consists of a unique ropeway that allows visitors to move around the whole area. The park includes flowerbeds, pools, snake garden, aquariums and Japanese garden.

Another popular amusement park is Fantasy Park, which is located 1.5 km from Malampuzha Dam. Some of the other popular places around Malampuzha include, Palakkad, Nelliampathy, Parambikulam Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, JP Smrithivanam and Deer Park, Dhoni Forest Reserve, Pothundi Reservoir, Peacock Protection Centre in Chulannur.

Mangalam Dam, Kottayi, Meenkara Dam, Chulliyar Dam, Thiruthala Temple, Jain Temple, Attappady, Chittur Gurumadam and Killikurissi Mangalam are other tourist attractions near Malampuzha.


Photos of Malampuzha

Malampuzha Garden, Malampuzha

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Biju M

MALAMPUZHA GARDENS, PALAKKAD, KERALA
Malampuzha, Kerala

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Rohith swaminathan

Malampuzha, Kerala
Malampuzha Garden, Malampuzha

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Biju M

MALAMPUZHA GARDENS, PALAKKAD, KERALA
Malampuzha Garden, Malampuzha

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Shijy Koshy

malampuzha dam garden

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