- Address: Kothamangalam - Idamalayar Road, Kerala 686681, Ernakulam, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +91-4842367334
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Waterfront, Family And Kids, Dam
Bhoothathankettu Dam & Reserve Forest has its story rooted in Hindu Mythology. It is believed that the Ghosts (Bhootham)tried to submerge the Trikkariyoor temple whose deity is Lord Shiva, by making a dam in the Periyar river and flooding the area.
To trick the Ghosts, Lord Shiva faked the sound of the rooster. The ghosts fled the river area fearing of the light and the Dam (whose traces can still be seen in the huge boulders) remained incomplete.
Today the Bhoothathankettu Dam & Reserve Forest is loved for hiking where you can see the cave where the Ghosts were believed to live while the dam makes for a beautiful view of the river itself. The place also offers boating for children and adults.
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Admission is INR 10 per person.
- INR 500 for 4 people for the speedboat
- INR 125 per person for 1 hour
- Timings of activities around the dam vary.
- By Bus
- By Auto rickshaw
- By Taxi/Cab
- By renting a Car/ Bike
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10.58% of people who visit Ernakulam include Bhoothathankettu in their plan
38.46% of people start their Bhoothathankettu visit around 09 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Bhoothathankettu
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bhoothathankettu
People normally also visit St. George Syro-malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally while planning their trip to Bhoothathankettu.