Mullaperiyar Dam

Lake / Backwaters

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Distance (From Thekkady): 23 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 23 Kms from Kumily, Mullaperyiar Dam was built across Periyar River in 1895. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread around the reservoir formed by this dam. The Periyar River is originated from the hills around Periyar Sanctuary.

The dam is 175 feet tall in height and is 5704 feet long. The water of this reservoir is used for irrigation purposed in Tamil Nadu.

Boating facility in the reservoir are available from the Boat Jetty at Thekkady side of the reservoir.