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Bhoothathankettu Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Bhoothathankettu

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Bhoothathankettu At a Glance
  • Average Climate:23 °C - 32 °C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:0485

Bhoothathankettu Travel Guide

Bhoothathankettu is considered one of the most scenic dams in Kerala, with hills and forests providing a natural fortification that is said to have been constructed by bhoothams (spirits/ghosts). Situated in Ernakulam district, it boasts some of the finest trekking routes in the state. Exploring the forests on foot is an exciting experience. A boat ride is a lovely option to take in the natural beauty. Nearby is the renowned Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad.

The Ernakulam district has two major irrigation projects: the Periyar Valley Irrigation Project and the Idamalayar, both located nearby. Visitors can also enjoy pedal boats and cruises in this area, making it a scenic picnic spot just 10 km away from Kothamangalam.

How to reach Bhoothathankettu Dam?

Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport, which is located 26 km away from Ernakulam town. Various flights from different parts of the country connect to this airport. Ernakulam is the nearest railway junction, connected by multiple rail routes nationwide. 

Bhoothathankettu lies at a distance of sixty kilometers from Kochi city. It is a beautiful picnic spot about 10 km from Kothamangalam. The nearest railway stations are Aluva, about 44 km away, and Ernakulam Junction, about 58 km away. The Cochin International Airport is about 37 km from Bhoothathankettu.

Things to do at Bhoothathankettu Dam?

At Bhoothathankettu Dam, there are limited things to do. But those things are quality. Travelers can try these fantastic things to do at Bhoothathankettu Dam to make their vacation more memorable and unique. Below are the top things to do in Bhoothathankettu Dam:

  • Bird watching in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
  • Stroll through Greenix Nature Park. 
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Periyar Lake. 
  • Pay a visit to Camel Tourism Village. 
  • Boating through Periyar on boats ranging from speed and fiber boats to traditional kettuvallam.