Tourist Attraction of Malankara Dam in Munnar
Malankara situated at a distance of 6 km from Thodupuzha is an upcoming tourist destination. Malankara is famous for its irrigation project, the Malankara Dam and the Reservoir constructed across the tail waters of Moolamattom Power House. This artificial lake is located on the Thodupuzha – Moolamattom Road (State Highway 33) covering an area of around 11 km.
Malankara Dam is a gravity dam and is a project of Muvattupuzha Valley Irrigation Project and KSEB ( Kerala State Electricity Board ). Constructed across the Thodupuzha river for the purpose of irrigation, this reservoir is a good picnic spot too. There is a also park nearby the reservoir, which is under construction. Visitors can enjoy a good time in boating and fishing at the lake.
Visitors are allowed to enjoy a walk along the dam premises and experience the greenery around. The Malankara dam will be open for tourists round the year.
The Malankara Tourism Project has been launched by the Department of Tourism and the site will be soon turned into a beautiful tourist spot. As a part of the project, steps are being taken by the Government of Kerala for the protection of trees and developing the area to an entertainment park.
Tourists can also spent time in visiting the nearby tourist destinations at Kudayathoor hills and Elaveezhapoochira. Kudayathoor Mala is a picturesque mountain which is about 6 kms from Malankara and offers you adventurous tourism like trekking and climbing. Elaveezhapoonchira is also a very ideal place for trekking lovers.
Malankara can be easily reached from Thodupuzha with the nearest bus stop at Malankara Estate. The nearest railway station is Kottayam and Ernakulam which is about 55 and 60 kms from Thodupuzha.