Pothundi dam, the second earth dam in kerala on aylambuzha river
Pothundi dam, constructed by following a special method
Pothundi dam is located at the small village of palakkad district, it is the second earth dam constructed in kerala. pothundi dam is located at the pothundi village which solve the irrigation purposes of the villagers lived in the village. this is one of the ancient irrigation projects in kerala and the second earth dam which built in 19th century. when you say about the pothundi dam there must be mentioned about the wall of the dam, there is unique feature for this walls which is made with a rare combination. jaggery and the quick lime are the secret of the wall architecture of this dam.
there are many fisheries projects launched in the reservoir of the dam. it don’t have a concrete core. this feature is very rare in the world. The pothundi dam is built on meenichiladipuuzha and the padippuzha which are the tributary rivers of aylambuzha river.there is a popular festival conducted on the shores of the reservoir nemmara vallengi vela festival. nelliyambathy is a poluar hill in kerala which known as the ootty of poor’s which is located very adjacent to the destination and the dam provides a best top view to see the scenic beauty of nelliyambathy hills in palakkad district, the green lush of the hills attracts the visitors very much.
Boating in the reservoir is the very interesting one the batings in the reservoir is well arranged by the tourism department. think about it, this will also the source of drinking water of some panchayaths of pothundy, they are strongly affected by the dry condition some times. palakkad is the nearest major city to the location at a distance of 42 km which hold both the railway station and the bu station. calicut international airport is the nearest airport to the spot