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Kerala Kakkayam Dam
Located in southern Indian state of Kerala’s Calicut district, Kakkayam Dam is the unique landmark in this region at a distance of approximately fifty kilometers from this metropolitan city. Built on the Kakkayam Valley—Kariyathan Para it remains a peaceful location in the region, and is wonderful place for holidaymakers willing to enjoy tranquil environment and closeness to nature while holidaying. This dam also serves dual purpose of offering developmental purposes of hydroelectric generation & irrigation besides maintaining its identity of being an important tourist attraction.
Well planned strategy was brought into practice to implement the Kakkayam Dam project to make it a successful one few decades ago. Historic importance is also best observed through it being integral project from Kuttiyadi Hydro Electric Project whose sole purpose was to attempt for making this region a completely resourceful one in terms of generation and supply of hydroelectricity.
An important aim which was realized on the later stage was that of Kakkayam Dam project adopting the new identity in terms of emerging into key tourist destination as well. As a reservoir this place makes one feel uniqueness through assessing the beauty of a tourist destination where nature comes close to the people, and as if one is in the wonderland when visiting the dam. Such fantastic chance to observe a place is literally enshrined in its history ever since it was developed decades ago.
Effect of the Project
Kakkayam Dam project has brought positive impact in the region in terms of its growth prospects and of course some share of devastations as well. Most notable effect is seen in terms of this dam being a biggest supplier of hydroelectricity in the area to cater to such ardent needs, making it possible for the nearby regions to get filled with sufficient water for irrigation purpose. Some disasters have also been witnessed post the completion of this dam and formal opening for the tourists. Such scenarios are common in case of dams but so are they controllable so disasters are not big deals as compared to the benefit levels they offer.
Located at a height of approximately 2450 ft., Kakkayam Dam is a prime location in the region for power generation as well as power supply. It is capable enough to provide ample power supply to large chunk of nearby areas including cities, villages and equally does this dam make it easy to run industrial infrastructure unhindered.
Kakkayam Dam is an important attraction in the region like the rest closest area tourist destinations which are prime holidaying spots in Kerala. Holidaymakers find in this dam an excellent opportunity to involve in adventure games particularly their involvement in enjoying trekking and related activities. Attractions are key scenic beauties and greeneries or grasslands which brings nature on the earth. Tunnels, hills and Kuttiyadi Tail race powerhouse are amazing, so is Peruvannamoozhi Irrigation Project an important place at this region.
Forest area surrounding hills, waterfalls and streams enhance the beauty of this place and it is worth appealing due to its beauty and creating adventure elements. One can feel unique enjoyment scenario while crossing the curved hilly roads.
A cursory look on some more attractions here are places like Kakkayam Valley, Kariyathan Rock or Kariyathan Mala and Urukkuzhi Waterfalls amongst others. In fact tourists get a different type of feel while they cross the hanging bridge over the waterfalls nearby this dam. Numerous types of plant species and animals are other attractions in Kakkayam to see and feel.