Ponmudi dam, a popular tourist destination at munnar
Ponmudi dam is located at munnar, which situated over panniar river one of the tributary river of periyar located at idukki district of kerala. ponmudi is one of the main hill stations in kerala. along with panniar river ponmudi dam is one of the hydro electric power projects in kerala, which supplies the water to solve the irrigation needs and the surrounding villages. there are many hydro electric power projects are hold along the water of periyar river in idukki district. ponmudi dam is a masonry gravity dam which having the height about 59 meters.
ponmudi dam is a highlight when you plan a trip to munnar. it is one of the attraction in munnar. the valley of the munnar became vegetate with the pure water of periyar. The ponmudi dam was built in 1963 has a length of 294 meters. kerala state electricity board maintains the dam and the hydro electric project of pponmudi. the project of ponmudi has the ability to produce 158 GW annually. the dam is located about 25 km distance away from munnar. boating is the main tourist attraction provided here, there is a best atmosphere for enjoyment because, it is a less polluted area because of the number of tourists are very less.
so you will get a calm condition to enjoy the beauty of munnar along with ponmudi dam and panniar river.
all days of the year is the best time to visit the ponmudi dam, although you can choose the trip days as your wish. the dam is focused on the route to rajakkad from adimali. there is not a comfortable road condition to reach at the destination. mattuppetty is the nearest city which is 39 km away from ponmudi dam. the nearest railway station is kottayam at a distance of 126 km. cochin international airport is about 114 km from the dam.