Bhoothathankettu, Ernakulam

About Bhoothathankettu, Ernakulam

Bhoothathankettu, Ernakulam - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Kothamangalam - Idamalayar Road, Kerala 686681

Phone: +91-4842367334

Ticket Price: 10 INR

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Forest, Waterfront, Family And Kids, Dam

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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 Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water. 

Bhoothathankettu Ticket Prices

  • Admission is INR 10 per person.

Boating costs: 

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

Bhoothathankettu Opening and Closing Hours

  • Timings of activities around the dam vary.

How To reach Bhoothathankettu by Public Transport

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

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