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Neyyar Dam, Kerala
Neyyar Dam is located at a distance of 28 km from Thiruvananthapuram city. It is situated on the banks of River Neyyar. This place is well known for a beautiful lake and a charming dam site, Neyyar is the heaven for tourists who search for some peacefulness and loneliness. A Tour to Neyyar Dam will refresh your spirits in such a wonderful way that you just can't imagine. The dam is a part of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is the home of unique species of flora and fauna. From Wild Boars and Elephants to the vast range of medicinal herbs Neyyar is truly a nature lover's paradise.
The Neyyar Dam located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala is a paradise for nature lovers. Neyyar Dam built in the year 1958, is a part of the adjoining Wildlife Sanctuary which is the home of different species of animals. Nestled amidst the greenery of Western Ghats Neyyar also has a number of medicinal herbs and plants. Take a Tour to Neyyar Dam and find more about this wildlife sanctuary and beautiful lake.
The Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary stretches from Neyyatinkara Taluk to Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. The Neyyar Dam gets its name from the Neyyar River. A Tour to Neyyar Dam will reveal more about these unique species of plant and animal life.
The major tourist attraction near Neyyar Dam is its wildlife sanctuary which has a number of tourist attractions. Neyyar dam affords a panoramic view of the the mountains and the lake. The Safari Park (Lion Safari) is a major attraction. Another major attraction of the place is a Crocodile Park. This Crocodile Park is one of the biggest crocodile farm in India.
The reservoir also offers boating facilities through the mighty, beautiful Neyyar River. The lake formed by the dam across the Neyyar river is the bluest of blue, making boating irresistible for tourists. The Neyyar Dam offers facilities for boating and mountaineering for the travelers. A miniature wild life sanctuary, a lake garden and a swimming pool are the other major attractions. Other attractions in the place are Deer Park and Watch Tower.
Nearest places to visit
Padmanabhapuram Palace, Tamilnadu - 25 km
Kovalam - 30 km
Thiruvananthapuram City - 32 km
Veli Tourist Village - 40 km
Kanyakumari - 55 km
Varkala - 74 km
Ponmudi - 95 km
Best Time to Visit: The best time to take a tour to Neyyar Dam is from September to May.
How to get there:
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is about 38 km away from Neyyar Dam.
Thampanur railway station in Thiruvananthapuram is an important rail head of the Southern Railway and is well linked to major towns up country is just 32 km away from Neyyar Dam.
By road: There is motorable road to the dam site which is well connected by regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram city.
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