Bhoothathankettu is among the most picturesque dams in Kerala. It is said the natural fortification of hills and forests that guard the place were built by bhoothams (spirits/ghosts). Located in Ernakulam district, it contains some of the best trekking trails in Kerala. Trekking through the forests here is an exhilarating experience. A boat ride here is a beautiful way to explore the natural beauty on display. Located nearby is the legendary Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad.
The two main irrigation projects of Ernakulam district - the Periyar Valley Irrigation Project and the Idamalayar are also located nearby. One can also access pedal boats and cruises in these parts. It is a wonderful picnic spot about 10 km from Kodamangalam.
DTPC, Ernakulam, Ph: +91 484 2367334
Nearest railway station: Aluva, about 44 km and Ernakulam Junction, about 58 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 37 km
Latitude: 10.14284, Longitude: 76.654828
Distance from district headquarters: 5400 m North-East direction.