Malankara Dam

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Malankara Dam View
Malankara Dam
Morning view of Malankara Dam reservoir from Kudayathoor 2.jpg
Malankara Dam is located in India
Malankara Dam
Location of Malankara Dam in India
Malankara Dam is located in Kerala
Malankara Dam
Malankara Dam (Kerala)
Malankara Dam is located in Tamil Nadu
Malankara Dam
Malankara Dam (Tamil Nadu)
CountryIndia
LocationThodupuzha, Kerala, India
Coordinates9°51′10″N 76°44′41″E / 9.85278°N 76.74472°E / 9.85278; 76.74472Coordinates: 9°51′10″N 76°44′41″E / 9.85278°N 76.74472°E / 9.85278; 76.74472
StatusOperational
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity concrete

Malankara dam is a gravity dam constructed across Muvattupuzha river for irrigation purposes. The dam is constructed to make use of the tail water from the Moolamattom power house. The project is run under the Muvattupuzha Valley Irrigation Project and KSEB. The artificial lake covers an area of around 11 square km.

Tourism[edit]

Constructed across the Thodupuzha river which is tributary to the Muvattupuzha river, for the purpose of irrigation, this reservoir is also a tourism spot.[1][2] This artificial lake is located near to the Thodupuzha – Moolamattom Road (State Highway 33)[3] covering an area of around 11 square km. The reservoir is ideal for boating and fishing. [4] Unlike the Idukki and Cheruthoni dams, the Malankara dam is open to tourists round the year. Also a park is under construction nearby to the reservoir covering an adjacent 15 acre island.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerala Tourism, Official website".
  2. ^ http://www.visitorkerala.com/malankara-dam.html
  3. ^ "Idukki district official website". Idukki District of Kerala - An Official Website. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Idukki district official website". Idukki District of Kerala - An Official Website. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  5. ^ "The Hindu News Article". Malankara dam to be made a tourism spot- The Hindu. Retrieved 4 May 2016.