Lakes-dams guide

List of important lakes and dams in Kerala. Mostly used for producing electricity and also for tourism.


Alumkadvu  : In Kollam district. Gloriously quiet. Jaw-dropping grandeur. Awfully spectacular. Heart-pounding excitement.

Idukki,Cheruthoni & Kulumavu  : Idukki district. Idukki dam is India’s second highest at 555 ft. The other two are bi-dams. View the dams from Hill View Park to enjoy the arch dam beauty.

Vellayani  : At Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram district. One of the two fresh water lakes in Kerala. 750-hectare water body is bifurcated by a road. Behold the beautiful sight of calm water.

Sethuparvathipuram Dam & Madupatty Dam  : At Munnar in Idukki district. Sethu is 70 ft high arch dam. Sky-blue reservoir dotted with pedal boats and rowboats. Serene ambiance. Madupatty is 150m ft high. A vast picturesque dam. A cruise here is exhilarating.

Pothundy Dam  : At Nelliyampathy in Palakkad district. Surrounded by a landscaped garden and cloudy hills. A fine picnic spot.

Malampuzha Dam  : Palakkad district. Bottom of the Western Ghats. Sprawling and picturesque. Water scooter, rowboat, pedal boat, motorboat rides are thrill here.

Boothathankettu Dam  : At Thattekad in Ernakulam district Picturesque. A children's park beautifies the surroundings.

Mullaperiyar Dam  : At Thekkady in Idukki district. Sprawling and scenic. Marvels in greenery around.

Pookote & Karalad  : At Vythiri in Wayanad. Pookote has a walkway around to enjoy the nature’s benevolency abundantly. Karalad is quiet and scenic.


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