Location: 10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala.
Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.
Malampuzha, a little township on the foothills of the Western Ghats. It takes its name from the River Malampuzha nurtured by the tributary of Kerala\'s longest river Bharathappuzha. Malampuzha is a lush green town. It is a major tourist attraction for its trekking trails and the large irrigation dam.
Around the reservoir of the dam are beautiful gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake. Other attractions in the Malampuzha garden are the beautiful rock garden, the fish-shaped aquarium, the snake park, the ropeway which takes you on an aerial tour of the park, and the gigantic Yakshi (an enchantress) sculptured by Kanai Kunhiraman, a renowned sculptor of Kerala.
The most interesting feature of the rock garden is that the whole place is made of unwanted and broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials. The garden is a master work of sculptor Padmasree Nek Chand Saini. His rock garden in Chandigarh is world famous and attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Nearest railway station: Palakkad.
Nearest airport: Coimbatore, about 55 km from Palakkad town.
Kerala Holiday Tour
Tour Code : KE 126
Duration : 7 Night / 8 Days
Offering an abundance of choice for every interest, the trip covers a broad array of destinations from Cochin to Trivandrum.
Indulge in a stylish boutique experience at a beach destination- Kovalam, one of the best-known destinations in India, has the bohemian vibe of a beach combined with a tranquility typical of Kerala; a grand vista in a peaceful surrounds.
The strikingly-designed Turtle on the Beach, facing Eve’s beach, captures this blend perfectly; starting with the traditional vermillion welcome as you enter. The ethos of this boutique hotel is unmistakable. The stylish, Zen-like lounge, which looks on the sea from a height, sets the stage for your stay. All the rooms here are sea-facing. Wipe the tropical humidity from your face with the cool towels provided, sit with the arty Buddhas on the wooden benches and join them in listening to the sounds of the sea.
Guruvayur and Sabarimala are the two most famous temples of Kerala; of these Guruvayur temple is known for the some of the unique rituals annually performed there some of these are not found in any other temple in India. The ritualistic three ‘shradhas’ or holy meals dedicated to the deity, ‘Thrayodashi-oottu’ (held on the third day from Ekadashi (on this day a feast alone is held sans any pooja) etc are examples; but the most prominent among them is the once in a year held ‘Anayottam’ or the Elephant-Run in which all the acclaimed elephants run for a place in the sun; that no other animal can dream of; ten days stay inside a holy temple with all that it can wish like sumptuous food, respect from devotees etc as perquisites.