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Malampuzha – Of Green Gardens And Majestic Hills


Malampuzha is a small and scenic township best known for its picturesque beauty, dam and garden. Situated in the district of Palakkad (otherwise known as the rice bowl of Kerala) this popular spot attracts thousands of tourists, nature lovers and picnickers. This region gained recognition from across the country for it houses a hydro-electric project which caters to the irrigational needs of Kerala.

With its vast canal systems, Malampuzha Dam is famed as the biggest irrigation dam of Kerala as well. Located 10 km from the Palakkad town, Malampuzha offers a wide variety of entertainment options to the visitors. It is ranked as one of the most popular amusement spots where the beauty of nature and the skillfulness of humans meet.

Entertainment At Its Best – Tourist Places In Malampuzha

Of all the attractions that made Malampuzha popular, the most visited one is its reservoir which is constructed across the Malampuzha River. An amusement park, known by the name Fantasy Park, lies almost 2 km away from the dam site.

Other attractions of the region include the Thread Garden, Snake Park, Yakshi Statue, Rock Garden, Fantasy Park, Udan Khatola and Thenkurussi. Located in Palakkad, Malampuzha offers other sightseeing options as well such as Parambikulam Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, Nelliampathy, Deer Park, Pothundi Reservoir and Dhoni Forest Reserve.

Best Time To Visit Malampuzha

The weather in Malampuzha gets extremely hot during summer and hence the season is best avoided. Winter offers a pleasing climate and is the best time to indulge in outdoor activities and sightseeing. Palakkad, being the town of festivals, offers the travellers a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of some of the distinctive festivals of Kerala such as Kalpathy Ratholsavam (Chariot Festival) and Kaalapoottu (Race of Ox).

How To Reach Malampuzha

Malampuzha, staying well connected by rail and road, provides a budget holiday, and a unique travel experience to those seek leisure and pleasure.

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How to Reach Malampuzha

  • By Road
    Malampuzha is well connected to both Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it being located at the border of these states. Both Kerala State Transport Buses (KSRTC) and private buses are available from Palakkad to other cities. Palakkad is connected by road to other major cities such as Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore.
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  • By Train
    The railway station nearest to Malampuzha is located in Palakkad and is known as Palakkad Junction. It is located at Olavakkode and is well connected to all major cities in Kerala as well as India. Taxis and auto rickshaws are available from the station to Malampuzha. Those who commute by rail can take buses from Palakkad to reach Malampuzha.
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  • By Air
    Coimbatore Airport is the airport located closest to Malampuzha (55 km). Those who arrive by air can consider Kochi International Airport (around 160 km) and Calicut International Airport (110 km). Taxi services are available from all these airports to Malampuzha. There are regular bus services as well to Palakkad from Kochi, Calicut and Coimbatore.
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