Situated outside the village of Pindimana, about 10 kms from Kothamangalam and 50 km from Kochi, Bhoothathankettu is a dam that also doubles as a tourism spot attracting large number of people round the year with its picturesque views, bountiful nature and of course the myths pervading it. 


Trek to Old Bhoothathankettu

The Old Bhoothathankettu,  attracted you to this place by its mystifying stories, mythical and historical. You could trek through the banks of the river. This one-kilometer nature walks along with green plants and the voice of the river never leaves you for moments refresh your spirit in your trek. 

Near the destination, your guide may show you a small cave, which is believed to be used by the monsters, while they were busy building that dam across the river. A glimpse of the miraculous Old Bhoothathankettu is enough to remind you of the work of the poor monsters who were fooled by the rooster. Big boulders boldly challenge the mighty Periyar, which eddies around for a moment.  

Spend an hour sitting on the banks enjoying the majestic beauty of Periyar, or you can even take a dip, where you find the river shallow and less demonic. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 20/- Adult
Rs. 10/- for children 


Divisional Forest Office, 
Ph: +91 484 2649052
Mob: 8547604182, 8547604333

Getting there

By Road: Kothamangalam is the nearest town and Bhoothathankettu is 12 kms from there. The nearest major city is Aluva, about 39 kms
By Rail:   44 km from Aluva Railway Station and 61 kms from Ernakulam North Railway Station 
By Air: 42 Kms from Cochin International Airport 

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