Lake / Backwaters
#13 of 18 Places to Visit in Thekkady
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.