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Malampuzha is a small town in the foothills of Western Ghats, 10 km from Palakkad in Kerala. The name Malampuzha arises from the river Malampuzha, which flows through the dense forest of western Ghats. Malampuzha is a lush green town and has been a major tourist attraction for its trekking trails and the large irrigation dam.
A wide variety of amusement opportunities exist in Malampuzha. It has become one of the finest places to visit in India. No matter what activities you are looking to participate in, Malampuzha can deliver large attritions.
Around the dam, the town has got-a fresh water aquarium (fish-shaped), a snake park, a children's park, a Reservoir, a Garden House, a Japanese Garden, a Hanging Bridge, Sculpture of Yakshi, Ropeway, Road Train, Telescopic Tower, Rock Garden, and Fantasy Park.
The most attractive element 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 year.
If you are drawn to breathtaking views, this gem of a city has plenty such sights to offer, thanks to the plants as well as the Ghats themselves. If you want to experience some exotic animals, this area can provide you with that possibility. Water activities and relaxing gardens are also possible.
Malampuzha is overflowing with both natural and man-made gardens and reservoirs for everyone to enjoy.
Malampuzha has got some good lodging facilities in the town at reasonable rates.
How to get there
Nearest way to reach is from Palakkad around 10 km and has a railway station in town, nearest airport is in Coimbatore, about 55 km from Palakkad town.
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