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Bhoothathankettu Dam, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam


Bhoothathankettu, a scenic dam site 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, one of the biggest Hydro Electric projects are also located nearby.

A very popular picnic spot, the dam has a children's park, a pedal boating centre and a restaurant.

Bhoothathankettu is a dam and tourist spot in KeralaIndia. It is situated outside the village of Pindimana, about 10 km away from the town of Kothamangalam and 50 km away from the main city of Kochi. The original natural dam has been supplemented by a modern dam impounding the Bhoothathankettu Reservoir (Thattekad Reservoir). During the Malayatoor pilgrim season, travelers use the roads through the forest.











ഭുതത്താൻകെട്ട് - എറണാകുളം ജില്ലയിൽ കോതമംഗലം മുനിസിപ്പൽ ബസ്സ്റ്റാൻഡിൽ നിന്നും 11km മാറി ഇടമലയാർ റൂട്ടിൽ സ്ഥിതി ചെയ്യുന്ന അണക്കെട്ടാണ് ഭുതത്താൻകെട്ട്. ഇപ്പോഴുള്ള അണക്കെട്ടിന് താഴെയായി ഭൂതത്താൻമാർ വലിയ കല്ലുകൾ കൊണ്ടുവന്ന് അണകെട്ടി എന്നാണ് വിശ്വാസം. പുതിയ അണക്കെട്ടിന് സമീപമായി കാണുന്ന വലിയ കല്ലുകളാണ് ഈ വിശ്വാസത്തിനു അടിസ്ഥാനം. സമീപത്തായി സ്ഥിതി ചെയ്തിരുന്ന ഒരു ക്ഷേത്രം വെള്ളത്തിൽ മുക്കുന്നതിനായാണ് അവർ അങ്ങനെ ചെയ്തതെന്നാണ് ഐതീഹ്യം.15 ഓളം ഷട്ടറുകളുള്ള ഈ അണക്കെട്ടിലെ ജലം കൃഷി ആവശ്യങ്ങൾക്കായാണ് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നത്. മലയാറ്റൂർ തീർത്ഥാടന സമയങ്ങളിൽ ഇത് വഴി തീർത്ഥാടകർക്ക് മലയാറ്റൂർ എത്തിച്ചേരാം. എന്നാൽ മറ്റു സമയങ്ങളിൽ ഇത് വഴി മലയാറ്റൂരിലേക്കു പ്രവേശനം ഇല്ല. അണക്കെട്ടിന് സമീപമായി ഒരുപാർക്കും ജലാശയത്തിൽ ബോട്ടിംഗ് സൗകര്യവും ഒരുക്കിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.

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2 months ago
Great place and a big dam and a nice park and also a awsome view with houseboat service nice and calm also a forest area if you go 10 km straight through forest and you will end up idamalayar forest great adventure trip for youngsters and beware after noontime there will be elephants in the road so be carefull
abhay augustine
a week ago
Good place. The watch tower there is good. The place is getting renovated these days.
AKHIL TJ
a month ago
Nice place to visit......a small park located near and boat service is available.
We can enjoy the time with our family nd friends...
Hari P Nair
5 months ago
Itz a lovely location...last place we visited together as CEC EEE F batch 2016 batch...our memories hang there...and her's too..
abdul jabbar
4 months ago
Lvly place.. fr a happy week end.. bothing service nd park
Varghese Jose
2 weeks ago
Carm and relaxing Ronny (the person running the restaurant inside the boating area) was so helpful
Akash B Narayan
3 months ago
Maintained in a good way. There's a park and can get a good scenic view from there.
Sanguine Holidays
5 months ago
While going to Thattekkad / Bhoothathanketty, dont forget to visit Old Bhoothathankettu river area. it is worth to visit and spend some time there..
Sujith vs
7 months ago
It's a nice place to spend time with friends and family... There is also a children's park. It's also nice and all the childrens will love it very much..... Near the dam, there some area for walking through the forest. All of you will like it very much. Go and enjoy the beauty of real nature.......
Benat Baby Parappuram
2 months ago
Nice place for evening walk...
There is a small park near it.
It would be preferable for a family outing.
And also you would get boating out there.
Moncy Mathew
7 months ago
The place has all the natural elements to be developed as a great tourist place. But the authority is maintained it poorly. There is a park nearby. But nothing much is attracting. You can spend hardly half an hour there. Plastic wastes are ...More
Shony Paul
4 months ago
Its amazing place in kerala.. Providing services are house boats, pedal boats and speed boats kids fun park...
John Abraham Austin
a month ago
Dam is super.. Worth visiting with family and friends.. Good for photography..
Abhilash Surendran
a month ago
Tourist place.. main attraction is a dam which is considered to be constructed by a giant thousands of years ago..
Harisankar P K
2 months ago
Great place. The nearby park and view points could be improved with some renovations
Girishkumar NS
a month ago
nice place, park is also good.
Aby Siby
a month ago
Great spot for a walk through the rocks...
Rakesh Singh
7 months ago
A beautiful and natural place to visit..!! if you love trekking and mother nature. this place is perfect..!!!
shobin babu
8 months ago
Nice place to hang around with friends. Accommodation are available at pretty good rates
Bijo Joseph
2 months ago
Nice place for a small trekking! Ideal for a weekend getaway
Akhil Lalji
in the last week
There's not much to see here but it's a wonderful place.
Rubash Chand
a month ago
Good nature and good for families
Antony Johnson Elengical
a week ago
Good for one day trip
Jithin Joy
a month ago
Trekker's delight- a walk to Old Bhoothathankettu dam.
Adarsh Sudhakaran Rema
3 months ago
Good For weekend trip...
wilfred francis
7 months ago
natural beautiey near thattaekad
Anoop KN
in the last week
Feel like you are in the lap of the nature😁
aneesh prakash
2 months ago
Dam for periyar valley irrigation project,park for recreation...seasonal boating is available.
Ashik Alias
a week ago
A good picnic spot to hang out
Siddhu Arevindh
5 months ago
Nice scenary
Eldho Ittan George
9 months ago
A good place to visit during weekends, got a decent hotel nearby, no accommodation
deepa hari
in the last week
it is a good place
pranav kumar
6 months ago
Very nice place but not well maintenanced should be improve.
Sada Sivam Manickavasagam
4 months ago
Good ambience
Raghuram Anand
a year ago
its a wonderful place but make sure you visit idamalayar .(11-14km straight from boothathankettu).the way to idamalayar is thickly forested and one can spot elephants on the way. ...More
john joy
a month ago
Good place
Amal James
a month ago
Good place for tourist
BIBIN VARGHESE
a week ago
Nice place
sudeesh v.s
5 months ago
Wonderful place
Anil
a month ago
nice place
Basil Arackal
9 months ago
One of the best places to visit around
Rajeev KA
2 months ago
It's a owsam places
Denin Davis
12 months ago
Suhc a calm and serene place
Mahin Shah
4 months ago
Its really good.
subin vr
a year ago
Good place to visit. The cave is a wonderful experience. And the Rocks are excellently beautiful.
sanu sivarajan
3 years ago
It's a wonderful place in ernakulam.nice cool atmoshere.presence of forest definitily will give some good air and energy.
Arun N T
3 years ago
A perfect hide-out from Kochi, good quality pedal boat and rowing boats available to enjoy. Good place to walk around. Un-crowded in working days but well connected by bus services from Kothamangalam. Boating available at Rs.50/pedal boat upto 6.30pm in the evening.
sudip mukherjee
2 months ago
Beautiful place to be
Joel tpm
3 months ago
Very nic place.
Rejith Pavithran
a year ago
Nice place... No water falls only dam and forest. A small park near dam...
Vishakh p kumar
7 months ago
A beautiful place to hangout with friends or family
arshad meera sahib
a year ago
Very scenic & beautiful place.
Jacob Lukose
8 months ago
Silent place.So much nature blessed.
Lime Juice Media
7 months ago
Good place
Firos T Ashroff
7 months ago
A very good picnic spot
ASIF TA.
3 years ago
very good place for hang out.we can see some interesting stuf here
SUJITH MATHEW
8 months ago
DAM NICE
Harikrishnan U
a year ago
Nice place to just go out with friends. But no facilities around like hotels and for food.
Abdul Wahab Muthuvatt Pallikkal
9 months ago
Nice place for trekking
Sanal Stephan
a year ago
mind blowing spot
Sherlin George
2 years ago
Superb experience, today I came back from there... I saw that accident place in the dam
boss razim
a year ago
wowwww
TJ Jackson
3 years ago
Excellent place with little amenities
Kapil C c
2 years ago
A good place to walk around & relax..
ladvine d almeida
3 years ago
Appealing..
Chethan Rajan
2 years ago
Pretty beautiful place for 2 hours to relax.
Shanir K
3 years ago
Not bad
SHEPHIN RAPHY RAPHY
a year ago
Like it
Dileep Nair
2 years ago
Peninsular woods
Nusaifa k k
3 years ago
must go:-)
Dr.abhi
5 months ago
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4 years ago
v can enjoy a nice scenery of periyar....
it will lead us to the deeper forest areas like edamalyar, vysali cave, so on..
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