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Malampuzha is located 12 km. north of Palakkad town, on the lower hills of the Western Ghats. It is one of the most beautiful picnic spots in Kerala. Malampuzha Dam is mostly using for irrigation purpose. It has a small hydro-electic project built across Malampuzha river.

Beautiful rose gardens, Snake Park, Rock Garden, Rope way, an aquarium in the shape of a fish have been set around the reservoir. The famous cement sculpture named Yakshi, the creation of Kerala's famous sculptor Kanai Kunjiraman is also displayed in the garden. Boating, fishing and various water sport facilities are also available here.

There is also an amusement park, Fantasy Park, 2 km away from Malampuzha dam.

Nearest railway station: Palakkad - 5 km

Nearest airport: Coimbatore - 55 km

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