Kerala tourism is always on the top charts in India. It is a place with abundant natural beauty mingled with unique local culture and practices. While backwater tourism and beach tours have a lot of popularity, the hill stations and wildlife tourism has equal prominence in Kerala. Hence, everyone would love to go on a tour in the 'God's Own Country'.
Among them, Hydel tourism is a new arrival in Kerala tourism. Here the focus is on the dams and reservoirs which are part of hydro-electric generation projects. These dams and reservoirs have a unique charm which allures the tourists as well. In this article, we are listing the top picturesque dams and reservoirs in Kerala that are truly a visual delight.
These attractions are also some of the top dams and reservoirs in Kerala!
Neyyar Dam in the foothills of the Western Ghats is a gravity dam built across Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram.Neyyar Dam is near to Poovar Island (34km) and Agastyar Koodam peak.
Banasura Sagar Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the best tourist attractions in Wayanad. It is said to be the largest earthen dam in India which is built across Kabini River.
Idukki Dam is one of the top places of Hydel tourism in Kerala. It is also one of the highest arch dams in Asia. Entry for public is only allowed during few peak seasons.
The scenic Ponmudi Dam built across Panniar River is another famous dam in Idukki district. It is one of the tourist places situated near to Munnar (30km).
Mattupetty Dam and Reservoir is one of the most beautiful spots near Munnar. It is also one of the hydel tourism places in Kerala. This dam is built at the confluence of three important rivers of Kerala.
Boothanthankettu Dam is one of the unique attractions near Kochi (60km). Boothanthankettu Reservoir is also near to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
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Pothundi Dam in the interiors of Palakkad is one of the beautiful dams and reservoirs in Kerala. It is an irrigation dam built across the confluence of two rivers. Pothundi Dam is also one of the oldest dams in Kerala.
Mullaperiyar Dam is a beautiful structure built across the Periyar River in Thekkady. It is surrounded by the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. Hence, it is one of the picturesque dams and reservoirs in Kerala.