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  Bhoothathankettu Dam
 
 
Location: 50 km Northeast of Ernakulam town, Ernakulam district, central Kerala.

Bhoothathankettu, a scenic damsite with boating facilities is situated in a vast virgin forest. A myth connected with the origin of this place says that this natural fortification of forests and hills was built by Bhoothams (spirit/ghosts) overnight. Hence the name Bhoothathankettu (fort of the spirits). Later, this natural topography helped in building a dam here.

Lying close to Bhoothathankettu is the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad. Trekking through the forests here is an exhiliarating experience.

The two main irrigation projects of Ernakulam district - the Periyar Valley Irrigation Project and the Idamalayar Irrigation Project are also located nearby.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam junction, about 50 km away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 26 km from Ernakulam town.

 
     
 
 
 

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