Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Nature Lovers, Wildlife Lovers
  • Entrance Fee: Free Entry; For Boating, charges are: Safari Boat- Rs.400 for 20 min, Safari Boat- Rs.250 for 20 min, Safari Boat-Rs.25 per person, High Speed Boat -Rs.250
  • Visiting Time: Daytime is favorable
  • Visit Duration: 1-2 hours

A relishing treat of nature, Neyyar Dam is a charming lake-cum-dam and is a wonderful location situated amidst the allure of beautiful Kerala. It is a scenic lake which is pristine and not much crowded most of the time turning it in an idyllic picnic spot for tripping in the city. So, you can either plan a one day trip or stop by here if you are exploring Kerala and add the element of wonder and serenity together to your journey!

Neyyar Dam
Photo by Martin Maravattickal, CC BY 2.0

Traveler Tips

  • Bring snacks and drinks along for a perfect picnic here.
  • Keep your camera with you as the location is just spellbinding to indulge in photography.

Things to Do

  • Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary is a must one to visit as there you will find numerous species of animals and their habitats.
  • Boating is also catered at Neyyar Dam so you can try it and enjoy quality time with your fellow trippers.
  • There is a known Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram situated nearby to the dam and is amazing for those who love relaxing through peace meditation and yoga sessions.

Availability of Guides

Guides are not required here as you can just refresh yourself in this picturesque landscape exploring it on your own.

Best Time to Visit

The months of September to March are the best ones to organize a trip to this location as the weather is amiable to immerse oneself in during this time.

How to Reach

The closest railway station to Neyyar Dam is Trivandrum Railway Station which is 32 km from here and the closest airport is Trivandrum Airport which is 38 km away.

Interesting Facts and Trivia

  • It is situated in the Trivandrum district and is just a dreamland to ease one at. It was constructed in 1958 and this dam is also a part of the nearby located Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary which is an abode to thousands of vivid animal species. Engulfed by the lush Western Ghats, it is also a heaven with numerous medicinal herbs and healing plants.
  • Neyyar Dam is just 32 km from Thiruvananthapuram and is christened after Neyyar River on which it is built. It also has a watch tower, a crocodile park, a deer park, a lion safari park along with the availed boating services to discover the mesmerizing surroundings of this place.
Neyyar Dam Kerala
Photo by Arunravi.signs, CC BY-SA 4.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Crocodile Park
  • Lion Safari Park
  • Deer Park
  • Watch Tower
  • Lighthouse Beach
  • Puthe Maliga Palace Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Shri Chitra Art Gallery
  • Shangjhumugham Beach
  • Kanteshwar Temple
  • Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Nearby Restaurants

  • Travancore Kitchen
  • Fast Food and Fresh Juice
  • Shaju Bakery
  • Prime Restaurant
  • Chime Restaurant
  • City Queen Restaurant
  • City Green Restaurant
  • Akash Family Restaurant

Thus, a spectacular lake amidst the plush atmosphere and breezy air of Kerala, the sightseeing at Neyyar Dam will provide you with a refreshing break away from the city into the love of nature. There are boating facilities, a wildlife sanctuary, an ashram for yoga enthusiasts and peacefully tranquil ambience to lure you with and you will never be able to leave the splendor of this location which can charm anyone and cater an amazing picnic for those travelling with their friends and family. If you are planning to visit God’s own county Kerala, then Neyyar Dam is a marvelous addition to one’s itinerary. Hence, don’t forget to enjoy and relax at your time at this soothing lake and rejuvenate yourself at the relaxing aura of Neyyar Dam, happy journey!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

2 thoughts on “Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum”

  1. Is it any contact number please

  2. Amazing article about Neyyar Dam, Last time we visited Trivandrum but i did not add this place in my itinerary but this time I will surely explore this place. Thank you for an article.


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