Lake / Backwaters
#17 of 33 Places to Visit in Trivandrum
Distance (From Trivandrum Central Railway Station): 15 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of about 15 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Aruvikkara Dam is a beautiful dam constructed over Karamana River.
The dam is the main source of water to the city of Trivandrum. There is a small park laid out with an artificial waterfall. It is dangerous to take a bath in the dam because of the innumerable rocks that have huge curve-ins.
There is an ancient Bhagavathi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga on the banks of Karamana River built on a rock.