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Kanjirappuzha Dam is a scenic location at a distance of about 60 kms from Palakkad in Kerala. Beautifully landscaped, with water fountains, streams and a fairytale garden, the Park attached to the dam offers a nice escape from the bustle of the city.The dam is a fascinating one enveloped by hills with an evergreen forest lying behind the reservoir, a frequently visited place by the tourists. Three islands in the reservoir are specially recognized as tourist attractions. These islands are the best places to visit for perceiving the beautiful marine life including the commercial species of fish grown by the Fisheries Department.
This lake of the dam lies in a single stretch. An evergreen forest, the Vettilachola, provides the backdrop to a lake surrounded by hillocks. During the rains, the mist-draped mountains create a picturesque landscape.The place also offers plenty of attractions nearby:
Silent Valley is situated 80 kms from Palakkad. Ecologists describe this area as the sole surviving bit of evergreen forests in the Sahya Ranges . This has been declared as a National Park recently.
Malampuzha is also known as the Vrindavan of Kerala. It exudes the charm of the harmony of nature, a perfect synchronisation of the grandeur of the mountains blending with the serenity of rivers. It is 10 kms from Palakkad. The beautifully landscaped lush green lawns, innumerable flower beds, glittering pools, fountains and avenues are a treat to the eyes.
The Mangalam Dam is constructed on the river Cherukunnapuzha, a tributary of the river Mangalam. A popular picnic site, the dam is located 48 kms south of Palakkad town.
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