Location : 50 km north east 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
The two main irrigation projects of Ernakulam district
- the Periyar Valley Irrigation Project and the Idamalayar Irrigation
Project are also located nearby.
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam junction,
about 50 km away.
Nearest airport : Kochi international airport about 26 km from Ernakulam