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 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...  more »
  • Neyyar Dam has many attractions besides Dam! There is a small acuarium, a park and wild life sancturay. It's all pictursque. Wild life sanctuary has a couple of female lions. I have never seen lion wi...  more »
  • The expectations are high for this place but it disappoints. You can only get a glimpse of falling waters from the car but as it can't stop you can't appreciate what you are looking at. The view from ...  more »
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  • It is a nice place to visit, Dam site view is awesome. Kids will enjoy more.. couples can also have a good time here.. Visit once and enjoy.
  • Place is good. But the forest officers sitting there are so arrogant. They don't know how to treat the guest. If you want to go for a safari on a holiday, better try to reach before noon. Then you can go to safari by evening. Ambience and view is awesome if there is plenty of water in the reservoir. Please don't try to go on summer.
  • It's a nice place to visit and have a good time with friends and family. You can also visit the lion safari park and go for a boat ride. It is a well maintained place.
  • Well maintained place in the capital city of Kerala. Always want to visit the place. Enjoy a lot. Good vibes 😀
  • Scenic and peaceful location where you can spend some quality time with your family. Parking, Toilets, benches, Parks and good views available. P.S You don't have many good shops here. It's a village area.

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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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