Malampuzha is a little township on the foothills of the Western Ghats that takes its name from the River Malampuzha. The dam here by the same name is noted for its beautiful gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake. Other attractions in the Malampuzha garden are the beautiful rock garden, the fish-shaped aquarium, the snake park, the ropeway that takes you on an aerial tour of the park and the gigantic Yakshi (an enchantress) sculptured by Kanai Kunhiraman, the leading sculptor of Kerala.
Garden House at Malampuzha, located on a hillock overlooks the Malampuzha dam and offers a majestic view of the Western Ghats.
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Palakkad Fort: This old granite fort situated in the very heart of Palakkad town is one of the best-preserved forts in Kerala. Built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766, the fort was taken over and modified by the British in 1790. The fort is now preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Nelliyampathy (40 km south of Nenmara): This fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level. At least 10 hairpin bends have to be negotiated on the Ghat road that passes through breathtaking evergreen forests of the Sahya Ranges. Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panoramic view of about one third of Palakkad.
Silent Valley National Park (40 km northwest of Mannarkad): The 89.52-sq. km. national park is believed to be the sole surviving bit of evergreen forests in the Sahya Ranges. The peculiarity of the Silent Valley forest is that it is devoid even of the chirping of cicadas. Vehicular traffic is possible only up to Mukkali, nearly 24 km from the park. The River Kunthipuzha flows through the valley before merging with the River Bharatapuzha.
Attappady (38 km northeast of Mannarkad): A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers and forests, Attappady is of great interest to anthropologists as this is the habitat of many ancient tribes like the Irulas and Mudugars. The Malleeswaram Peak is worshipped as a gigantic Sivalinga by the tribal community here which celebrate Sivarathri festival with great gusto.
Fantasy Park (2 km from Garden House): Fantasy Park is the first theme park of its kind in Kerala, where an entire family can have some form of amusement. There is a restaurant and ice cream parlour within the park. The water merry-go-round, striking car, paratrooper, pirate boat, dragon coaster, tora tora, mini tele combat, jumping horse, scooter ride, caterpillar, etc. are a few among the entertainment options at this fun world.
The park is located against the enchanting backdrop of the mountain ranges of Malampuzha with the majestic mountain peaks of the Western Ghats overlooking it. It bagged the national award for the “Best Innovative Tourism Product” for Kerala in 1998.