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. 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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  • I recommend to do not miss the Poovar Back water cruise to everyone who visit Kovalam/Trivandrum. Poovar is having the water thrown from the Neyyar dam and Poovar cruise for about 2 hours will make yo...  more »
  • Neyyar dam located in a beautiful place, good atmosphere , small dam but large area of park for relaxation  more »
  • Amazing views across the lake. Shame about litter in places. Very peaceful and restful atmosphere worth the winding roads to get there!  more »
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  • Very nice place to visit with family and friends. We can spend one day here. Dam is very beautiful to see. Also good attached construction like garden canal and aquarium. Lot of fresh water fish are there. parking fesility is not bad
  • I thought the trip was to wash and feed the elephants but we were not allowed near them. First awareness was the clank of the heavy chains fixed round their feet. We were allowed to stand at a barrier to watch them being washed. Then another barrier to watch them being fed. How can we tie these beautiful creatures up just so we can gawp at them. They looked so sad it was upsetting . Scenery is beautiful though.
  • Located at the countryside of trivandrum city, a beautiful place. Best to visit during monsoon season, will give you an awesome experience. Locals need to be more helpful/polite to the visitors, if they address properly can bring 4 fold increase in tourists. Such a nice place, you will definitely enjoy it!
  • 3.5 actually. The road to get to the dam is not in a good condition. Inside the dam premises, there are no eating places, so you will have to drive down to KTDC Tamarind, which is 1.5km away. Its a good place to spend a day. There are lion age crocodile safari boat trips. Not sure if you will see any lions due to the sound that the boat makes, but still a good boat ride. Best find to visit before March and after November. After that it would be really humid.
  • Nice and a perfect place for a day out. There are some more picnic points to explore in and around Neyyar Dam. Deer park, steve Irwin crocodile park, Lions Safari park etc are some of them. The garden around the dam is well maintained. Giving the 4 star for the dam and surroundings. Taking 1 star for the misbehaviour of the local guys. Some local guys asked cash from the visitors for the temple there. They used obscene words against visitors including family. Beware of them.

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