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Kerala Peruvannamuzhi Dam
Peruvannamuzhi Dam project was the key initiative in the southern Indian state of Kerala’s Nadapuram or Chakkittapara region. Beauty of this dam for it being exotic and wonderful picnic spot makes it an amalgamating one especially due to presence of surrounding hills which turn it into heaven on the earth. Main purpose of creating this dam was to support agricultural activities through facilitating best of irrigation avenues. The target areas for which Peruvannamuzhi Dam had been constructed were the adjacent districts Kozhikode and Kannur respectively which were planned for overall progress in agriculture. Inception of this dam brought big change here.
A well planned idea was formulated to turn that into reality through incepting the Peruvannamuzhi Dam project, constructing it and then opening it for the benefit of people. This dam literally created history sooner and became an emerging tourist attraction in the region. It has a notable crocodile farm that have been maintained by the authorities and the forestry officials nearby this dam to turn it into excellent location to explore. Geographically coordinating at 11°35'47"N 75°49'23"E this dam has literally created history for itself as it serves the dual purpose of irrigation, hydroelectricity generation and last but not the least emerging as a major tourist destination in this region for the popularity it has been gaining.
Effect of the Project
Peruvannamuzhi Dam has left an impeccable impact in the region due to its key roles of multifaceted nature in the area. The key impact was in the form of making the nearby districts a self-reliant one in the irrigation water supply which have been
Helping the state to bring development in the agriculture sector. It also emerged into a famous tourist destination and so has it got noticed for being a key source of hydroelectricity generation. Such are the few important factors which bring this dam project into limelight in the region.
Although Peruvannamuzhi Dam was mainly constructed with an aim to bring a big revolution in the agriculture sector through irrigating the nearby districts it has also played important roles through generating hydroelectricity for this area. In fact such assistance has proved an impetus for this region’s growth perspective.
Tapping Dead Storage Potential
Big storage potential of Peruvannamuzhi Dam keeps it into limelight in this state and equally it remains in the focus for its crucial roles of helping the entire region in its progress path for which state government constructed this dam. Today this dam plays important role to assist the state through its potential contribution.
Peruvannamuzhi Dam itself is a big landmark in this region which remains in the notice for being the wonderful tourist destination in the beautiful state of Kerala in India. Its serene beauty hypnotizes each and every visitor. Some of the attractions which one can’t really ignore are the boating activities at the dam—including the speedboats to rowboat cruises et al. The Smaraka Thottam garden seeks attention of all tourists, so are other major and minor attractions at this place.
The cities of Moorikuthym and Chennai from the nearby state of Tamil Nadu are located at a nearest destination. Nearby places from Masjidul Ansar to St. Antony’s Church and Omkaresura Shiva Ambalam are some of the few locations which seek the attention of every tourist.
Other attractions nearby Peruvannamuzhi Dam are world-class museums, beaches, temples and waterfalls which literally captivate the tourists arriving here.