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Neyyar Dam, Kovalam

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Neyyar Dam and many more Kovalam attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kovalam travel itinerary maker.
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A popular tourist spot since the 1960s, Kovalam offers a range of places to stay, from low-budget guesthouses on the beachfront to five-star hotels with private beaches. Kovalam and the area around it feature a large number of beach resorts, as well as an ever-growing number of ayurvedic and health resorts. Several upmarket resorts can be found about 2 km (1.2 mi) north of the town, while beachside hotels and resorts sit toward the southern part of Kovalam. Some mid-range establishments also offer views over the Arabian Sea.
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  • Neyyar Dam was giving open and refreshing views to the whole panorama. There were several picnic spots so beautiful. A crocodile park was nearby. Boating was not there due to less water. So Deer Park ...  more »
  • Neyyar Dam has a long stretch of walk, with good views of the dam area and surroundings. The place is well-kept and safe. No vendors or touts to disturb you, once you are inside the gates. Ample space...  more »
  • it is very good dam, you can also enjoyed the swimming in the dam with very cold water. i loved it. nice place to visit.  more »
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  • Its a nice place for a one day outing. The climate is good. The Lion Safari ticket costs Rs 40 per head. For visiting the Safari park a mini bus is arranged for the tourists. It took us to the heart of the jungle. There is small tower near by the Dam. From there we can get an overall view of the Dam and the park. The park in the Dam is good. Its a good place to be there with the family. Its a calm and cool atmosphere. A swimming pool is available in the park. As we take a close look at the Dam, we can see that it has started showing its age.
  • Heartwarming site near to the city. The place is 20 Km away from the nearest railway station "Neyyatinkara" and 40 Km away from Thiruvananthapuram international airport. The dam itself is a scenic beauty, besides which, we can see a crocodile park, lion safari, go for boating and trek with forest department permission. The boating costs around Rs 100 per person (20 minutes) and the lion safari Rs 250. Even though the lions are fenced, you still can witness them in the wild.
  • A must visit place in Trivandrum. As soon as u get there, fetch the Lion Safari ticket. It will be a resourceful tour. The ambience is also great. Apart from Lion Safari park, visit the aquarium, watch tower, dam and the lush green park. U hav to keep aside a whole day to enjoy to the fullest.
  • Good place for a family outing. Can stay at ktdc hotel at top if necessary. Beautiful view and calm place.
  • Under Kerala Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary there were packages for crocodile park, boating, deer park, picnic spots lion safari etc. Due to low water level there was no boating and hence no deer park views. .Neyyar dam having flora and fauna and nature everywhere was refreshing, exotic and scenic dam view.