BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest

BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest, Ernakulam: Address, BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest Reviews: 4/5

BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest

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Ajith R
52 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The walk through the not so dense forest was refreshing. The moist atmosphere and the fragrance of the jungles makes the air around you thick. Be mindful of leaches here. Easy to get scared. Good walk to the natural rock dam right across the river. Encounter you have a tree hut and a cave. Carry sufficient water to drink. Good place to get some nice clicks of nature around you.
Written 17 January 2022
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SurajKamath
Chennai (Madras), India36 contributions
Jan 2021
Bhoothathankettu is a dam and tourist spot in Ernakulam district in Kerala, India. 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.

You can look around via speed boat , or larger boat is available at reasonable price. The water is very deep at the river. The guide cum boat operator showed us various places that is used by elephants to cross the river. It is interesting and scary at the same time.

There is children's park near the Dam, You have plenty of Tea stall and eateries available. You can have a pleasant walk along the footpath over the dam.

Salim Ali bird sanctuary is another attraction nearby.
Written 23 December 2021
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mohamedriji
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India274 contributions
Jun 2021
Bhoothathankettu is a dam in Ernakulam district , about 10 km away from the town of Kothamangalam and 50 km away from the main city of Kochi. There is a paved walk way parallel to the river. There is not much rush when I visited this place mainly due to Covid situation. Ample parking space is there. There is also a restaurant near the entrance. Speed boat facility is available.You can find many scenic spots along the way. A children's park is also there. There is a also a watch tower from where we can see a scenic view of the entire locality.
The dam is located nearby to the legendary Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad.
Written 10 July 2021
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Sourabh Syal
Zirakpur, India54 contributions
Dec 2019
Dam is good but the walking experince to reach dam was amazing a good day spend with a stunning view .
Written 13 November 2020
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TE K
242 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I visited this place solo.Here two parks there everyone can enjoy boating. I went to old Bhoothathankettu dam first here We can see a number of very very big trees and a cave where we can walk inside so far. I like the forest so much.
Written 29 April 2020
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Joji J
Kochi (Cochin), India3,094 contributions
Feb 2020
I have visited Bhoothankettu several times and last month also from Kothamangalam I took this route to spent few hours since it was too hot and humid. After crossing the dam we can spend some time in the forest, only we should not go deep into the forest since during summer the elephants come out in large numbers to drink water from the reservoir. This time I couldn't see any elephants and also I didn't see many tourists; may be because the temperature outside was too high. I spent about three hours just enjoying the beauty of the forest and the unpolluted air together with the view of the tranquil water in the reservoir made the visit interesting.
Written 2 April 2020
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Jishnu R
Bangalore District, India136 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Common picnic spot for locals. Good views and greenery. Could be crowded in peak hours. If lucky might spot some animals.
Written 1 February 2020
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SkyBlu International Tours and Travels
Edappally, India26 contributions
Jan 2020
The picturesque view of the nature with her all elements are attractive. 01 Hour Boating per person costed INR 150
Written 27 January 2020
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rbcor
Bala Cynwyd, PA10 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The dam is interesting as clearly a feat of engineering supplying water to the tea plantations. One can park and walk across to get a good view of the river.
Written 20 March 2019
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John R
55 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Firstly about the name of this name. Bootham means 'ghost'. Kettu means 'build'. As legend has it, boothams had constructed a dam in this place and the present dam was built over it. This is a small picnic spot. Two striking things this about this dam (i) the massive structure over the head and (ii) the gush of water-flows right under your feet gives you a mesmerizing experience, especially during monsoon when the flow is very voluminous.
This located about one and a half hour drive from a place called Alwaye or about two hours from Ernakulam. Well connected by road; plenty of Government and private buses ply on this route. About 6 KMs uphill is the Edamalayar dam and power station. It is worth driving up through the winding roads of the forest. Take food with you. Sun glass, caps and umbrella will be additional help aids. There is a small park nearby; but more is desired in a picnic spot like this.
Written 15 March 2019
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