Malankara dam (Moolamattom power house) – built across thodupuzha river
Malankara dam, tourist spot in idukki – location details
Malankara dam is built for solving the irrigation purposes of idukki which built over thodupuzha river in idukki district. the dam is made for save the tail water from moolamattam, which is the highly powerful project. moolamattam is the first underground hydro electric power project in kerala. this greenish atmosphere of malankara dam and reservoir is served as the tourism spot. the dam is making an artificial lake which covers about 11 km.
kerala government plans to develop the dam as a high level tourist spot like in malampuzha dam, it is best for tourism. the tourist location is 7 km from thodupuzha on the way to thodupuzha erattupetta route.Malankara lake is an artificial lake formed as a part of muvattupuzha valley irrigation project, the primary aim of the project is to solve the plantation needs and drinking purposes. irrigation department try to make the garden along with the dam. the boating in the lake is arranged by the tourism department.
the reservoir is formed by the water flowing from the tail gate of moolamattam power house.Malankara is frequently connect to the other cities of kerala. the destination is located at a distance of 43 km from idukki, 65 km from kumarakam. the nearest railway station is at ernakulam located at a distance of 26 km and. the nearest airport is at kochi 35 km far away from malankara dam