The dam was started as an irrigation project for the surrounding villages in Thrissur. At the same time, it catered the drinking water needs of the population of Thrissur City. It serves as an irrigation dam, reaching out to the paddy fields in and around Thrisur city. Built across the Manaly river, the dam is a vast catchment area of nearly 3,200 acres (1,300 ha) with extensive botanical gardens and cascading
fountains offer numerous inviting avenues for tourists.
Distance : 27 Kms From Niya Regency
Visiting hours: 8.00 am to 6.30 pm.

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