Neyyar Dam, Kovalam

Dam · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Take a walk along the top of the barrier and enjoy the view of an idyllic lake at Neyyar Dam, a popular picnic destination in Trivandrum for those seeking serenity and isolation. Created in 1964, the dam is a part of a large wildlife sanctuary protecting Asiatic lions. Sambar deer, gaurs and lion-tailed macaque also make home in the thick forest around the lake. Take a boat ride around the lake and see an aquarium and gardens near the dam. With a number of streams flowing in the lake, great many people come here to unwind and take a dip. Work out when and for how long to visit Neyyar Dam and other Kovalam attractions using our handy Kovalam day trip app.
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  • We visited during weekday and it was drizzling. So, it was less crowded and a beauty to watch the nature. Boat ride is a must. Not guaranteed that you will spot wild animals in the island forest...  more »
  • Neyyar Dam is a good nature friendly dam to take your children along with.The scenery is great and even elderly people can also enjoy a lot.There a boating and crocodile park to enjoy ur day. There...  more »
  • Great place we came back twice! The attractions have sadly fallen into disrepair. With a good investment this place could be a great attraction especially for families. A funky smell.
  • Actually it was an amazing trip because that was not a planned trip . after duty we just go for ride my friend chosen this place to go. But that was a great decision . we reach there at evening not much rush so we spend 2,3 , hours there its very nice journey . it was not raining season but dam was almost full but shutters are closed.have plan to go in raining season because I like to see open shutters also

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