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  • 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. 

Bhoothathankettu Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Bhoothathankettu

  • Admission is INR 10 per person.

Boating costs: 

  • INR 500 for 4 people for the speedboat
  • INR 125 per person for 1 hour

Bhoothathankettu Hours

  • Timings of activities around the dam vary.

How to Reach Bhoothathankettu

  • By Bus
  • By Auto rickshaw
  • By Taxi/Cab
  • By renting a Car/ Bike

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  • Bhoothathankettu Address: Kothamangalam - Idamalayar Road, Kerala 686681, Ernakulam, India
  • Bhoothathankettu Contact Number: +91-4842367334
  • Bhoothathankettu Timing: 24-hrs
  • Bhoothathankettu Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Bhoothathankettu(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bhoothathankettu: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 4.85% of people who visit Ernakulam include Bhoothathankettu in their plan

  • 38.46% of people start their Bhoothathankettu visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Bhoothathankettu

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Bhoothathankettu Reviews & Ratings

  • Can we book river boating early?

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    • I don't you can book river boating in advance at Bhoothathankettu. I suppose you will have to book it only at the DTPC Boating Centre Bhoothathankettu. 

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