Malampuzha Dam a visit – Eco and Trekking Club, SNSCE
On 11/02/2018 Sunday morning a group of First year students of SNS college of engineering made a busy head start in the morning to Ukkadam Bustand to make their trip to Malampuzha dam. R.N.Raja Ravi Shankar (AP/English – SCD) Our Eco and Trekking club Coordinator accompanied students along in this trip.
Malampuzha Dam One of the largest reservoirs of Kerala, Malampuzha Dam is located near Palakkad in South India. It is surrounded by the Western Ghats on all side. Malampuzha Dam is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 meters and an earthen dam with a height of 220 meters. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, which is a tributary of Bharathappuzha, which is Kerala’s second largest river. Some major tourist attractions near Malampuzha Dam are Entrance Garden, Yakshi Garden, Japanese Garden, Upper Garden and viewpoint, Cable car ride, Fish shaped aquarium, Toy train for kids, Fantasy Park, Spiced fruits camp along with some excellent trekking tracks and river baths
Once students got into bus a simple instruction of not to use their mobile phone while travelling was given, they were asked to focus on the landscape, trees and very geography that changes from Coimbatore to Palakad (70kms). Students saw how even the selection of trees in household changes over a period of time along with the building structures.
We reached Malampuzha dam and spent the day exploring various aspects of the dam and garden. Students had their hand in everything from visiting the various gardens to boating to cable cars to having the close look at the civil architectural marvel of the dam. In the middle we played Frisbee in garden area and soon our play became a new tourist attraction.
Snake park added more flavor to the students interest and of course students had a real close look at a particular snake called Python (that’s a name of subject for I years).We had a amazing day and we shall look for more such days in lap of Nature.