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 takes its name from the river Malampuzha. Nurtured
by this tributary of Kerala's longest river, the Bharathappuzha,
Malampuzha is a lush green town and has been 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, the leading 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 Neck Chand Saini. His rock garden in
Chandigarh is world famous and attracts thousands of tourists every
Nearest railway station: Palakkad.
Nearest airport : Coimbatore, about 55 km from Palakkad town