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Kakkayam Dam, Kozhikode
Nestled on the fringes of the Western Ghats, Kakkayam Dam in Kozhikode district is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. The dam built across the Kuttiyadi river has created a reservoir whose surroundings offer plenty of trekking trails. This place is treasured by adventurers and Nature lovers alike.
Every visitor to Kakkayam Dam is bound to feel refreshed by the sense of calm that prevails there. Families find this place the perfect spot for a picnic as it gives children an opportunity to experience Mother Nature in all her charm.
Boat riding is a must if you want to explore the hidden beauty of the place. Kerala Hydel Tourism Centre (KHTC), a subsidiary of Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), runs a speed-boat service through the reservoir. The ride will give you an exclusive view of the dam with its waterfalls and dense forests. Lucky visitors can spot herds of elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild gaur, etc. in the catchment area during the trip.
There are a couple of beautiful waterfalls (like Ambalappra waterfall) near the reservoir. If you want to enjoy their untamed splendour, tread the unchartered path through the surroundings.
There is a hanging bridge on the waterfall which is another tourist attraction.
When the dam is enveloped by mist, the sight leaves onlookers spellbound. Put it on your list of must-visits for a refreshing experience.
Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode, about 65 km
Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport, about 80 km | Kannur International Airport, about 100 km
Ph: +91 495 2720012