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Peruvannamuzhi Dam, Kozhikode
Peruvannamuzhi Dam, located at a distance of 60 km from Calicut city, is a picturesque damsite. It is situated in small and scenic village named Peruvannamuzhi and there are frequent bus services to the place. The journey from Calicut city to this spot will take about 2 hours by bus.
There are several attractions attached to the damsite which draws hundreds of tourists and travelers. This spot has an artificial lake where travelers can avail boating facilities. Smaraka Thottam, a garden made to honor freedom fighters, is yet another recreational space where visitors can spend their time strolling through. The crocodile farm and the bird sanctuary located closer the damsite are worth visiting. The sanctuary is a real delight for birdwatchers for it is home to over 90 species of birds.
The region of Peruvannamuzhi is part of the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary and excites visitors with its animal and plant life. The spot is rich with a wide variety of spices and Indian Institute of Spice Research is located here. The reservoir is open till 6 PM on all days except Sundays and national holidays. A visit to this place during summer is recommended and monsoons should be preferably avoided.