Neyyar Dam

 Neyyar Dam is a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of KeralaSouth India, located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30 km from Thiruvananthapuram.[1] It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake.

Neyyar dam is situated at Kallikkad Panchayath of Neyyattinkara Taluk of Trivandrum district. The peak Agasthya kooodam is very near to Neyyar dam. The dam was built in the land given by an agriculturist known as Karuvachiyil Krishan Panicker, Maruthummoottil family,and his other family members for irrigation purposes. One canal of Neyyar flows to western districts of Tamil Nadu. The main river Neyyar flows through Kallikkadu, Ottasekharamangalam, Aryancode, Kezharoor, Perumkadavila, Marayamuttom, Neyyattinkaraand Poovar and ends at the Arabian Sea. Kallikkadu panchayath has more cultural and historic heritages. The Travancore King Marthanda Varma's footprints are here. he fought against Ettuveettil Pillais and he had to flee from his palace. He walked through the mountains of Kallikkadu such as Agasthakoodam with the Aborigins, Kanikkar. They saved the king and they were rewarded with 36,000 acres (150 km2) of land. this is known as Kanipatt. after the democratic reign Kanis lost the land and it came under the controle of local land lords. there was a famous strike, Kanipattu Samaram led by Karshaka Sangham. Kallikkad Ramachandran the famous writer and film maker, K R Ajayan the Journalist and Short story writer Manu Kallikkadu, The Limca Book Record winner are the products Of Kallikkad. A yoga centre, Sivanantha Ashram, is near to this place, which provides classes about meditation, yoga etc. for foreigners as well as for natives. Several temples are near Neyyardam, including the Veeranakavu Sreedharma Shastha temple and the Mangara Muttom Siva temple.

Situated in the Agasthyamalai hill and Neyyatinkara Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram district, Neyyar is a popular picnic spot with a blue lake at the foot of western ghats.Neyyar Dam is within shouting distance from the capital city of Thirvananthapuram and It was established in 1958. A boat cruise on the lake is charming. Boats can be hired to explore the shores of the sanctuary. Kerala Tourism Development Corporation organizes (KTDC) tours to Neyyar Dam.



Neyyar dam is part of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary which has elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, porcupines, tigers and a variety of snakes. 

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