Edamalayar dam, Built over the periyar and a hydro electric power project
Edamalayar dam,typical place for trekking and boating
Edamalayar dam and its surrounding places are the tourist attractions at ernakulam. edamalayar dam is located at ennnakal over the river edamalayar which is a tributary to the periyar. the dam was established in 1985 is a multipurpose concrete gravity dam in kerala. the dam is 373 meter long and situated about 222 from sea level. the dam creates a multipurpose reservoir at the dam and it is located along with the greenish forest beauty of western ghats. this one of the hydro electric power projects in kerala produce the electricity by the water protected in the reservoir of the dam, the project is maintained by the kerala state electricity board.
Edamalayar river is the source of the water which originate from the hills named sivagirimala. the dam is located at an elevation about 2000 feet high. the location belong to the dam located has a great way to enjoyy the experience of forest beauty by trekking. the trekking through the green lush forest is very amazing one. the place is also the paradise for bird watchers. there will be boating facility is available at the reservoir of the dam. the reservoir of the dam is cover an area about ee with the ranges of western ghats.
western ghats it also called shyadri or sahya parvatham has a great nature beauty, which supplies it with the mountain ranges of kerala, usually the mountain also provides a scenic beauty for this location. There is an 80 km long travel to reach at the destination from ernakulam, it connects via kothamangalam idamalayar road. ernakulam is the nearest city to the destination which has both the rail head and the bus station which connects the peoples easily to other cities. cohin international airport is the closest airport to edamalayar dam, at a distance of 54 km