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Neyyar Dam

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Near Agasthya Kooodam, Kovalam, India
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I used to live not very far from here. Unfortunately there is nothing much to see here. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bavaria, Germany
Elephant sanctuary was quite upsetting

I thought the trip was to wash and feed the elephants but we were not allowed near them. First... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ruth L
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“lion safari” (23 reviews)
“deer park” (8 reviews)
“picnic spot” (7 reviews)
Near Agasthya Kooodam, Kovalam, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live not very far from here. Unfortunately there is nothing much to see here. The government needs to look into the ecotourism project in neyyar dam it is promoting. I would rather go to spots around this place.

Thank jibingms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the trip was to wash and feed the elephants but we were not allowed near them. First awareness was the clank of the heavy chains fixed round their feet. We were allowed to stand at a barrier to watch them being washed. Then...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neyyar Dam has many attractions besides Dam! There is a small acuarium, a park and wild life sancturay. It's all pictursque. Wild life sanctuary has a couple of female lions. I have never seen lion with such close distance! It was exciting and thrilling. However,...More

Thank misiddiqui2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The expectations are high for this place but it disappoints. You can only get a glimpse of falling waters from the car but as it can't stop you can't appreciate what you are looking at. The view from the top walking area is only of...More

Thank Niyanta2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The roads in Kerala is terrible so be prepared to travel an hour for what would normally take 20 minutes anywhere else. After an hour you reach Neyyar Dam from Trivandrum City. It has a spectacularly beautiful scenery. When we got there, we were told...More

Thank Dorkus M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Interesting to see the dam and the surrounding lands. This is quite a tourists attraction and very popular. Worth a visit i think.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Neyyar Dam looks very old. The place is well maintained. Great place to relax due to its calm atmosphere. There is a small forest filled with medical plants near to it. The climate at all seasons are fantastic here. The clear view of green area...More

Thank travel-lover-6f
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had actually gone to the Elephant Rehab Centre but the Dam seems to be an additional part of the trip that the taxi drivers always add on. There was a landscaped area with quite lifelike looking statues depicting scenes from Indian life. The dam...More

Thank monicker
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a nice place for those who want to enjoy scenic views and for short picnics. When I say short picnics it means for those who are staying in the region say about 100-150 km distance. There is good aquarium here to see. But...More

Thank dreamleisure
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is an old dam on Neyyar river located inside a forest area. Great scenic beauty. They have Lion/Deer/Crocodile Safari. But those are ok type. If one loves nature, he can visit this cool and quiet place. This place only has one restaurant operated by...More

Thank b_subhashis
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23 May 2017|
Response from aby_mathews | Reviewed this property |
There is a jungle park in an island . You can even see Lion ! There is an entry fee to the Dam ( 10-20₹) You have to wait for any group to go for boating if you are alone . I forgot the rate but it was around 150-200... More
Manish K
27 June 2016|
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Response from lynne b | Reviewed this property |
while we were there I did see many woman obviously travelling on their own in the Kerala resorts but I don't know how it is outwith the 'tourist' resorts......local buses are awful so the only way you can get around are by... More