Weather :

Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM,
Entry closes by 4:30 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Karapuzha Dam, Kalpetta Overview

Situated in the thriving Wayanad District of Kerala and present on both sides of the Karapuzha River, Karapuzha Dam is one of the largest earth dams in India. The gushing water, swamped hills, scenic environment, and leafy islands make it a perfect spot for aquatic birds and a charming place for the tourists. Here, the water is 158 feet deep and the dam can be visited during the day preferably because the visibility gets low at dawn. This man-made marvel with its lush green surroundings and birds around is a great place to go to in order to unwind and relax amidst the natural surroundings.

The construction of the Karapuzha Dam began in 1977 and got over by 2004 for irrigation purposes. However, the tourism department developed the area around the dam by constructing an aquarium here and starting boating as well as canoeing facilities at the spot. One can take nature walks in the countryside and click pictures of the beautiful and unique birds which fly around here. During the monsoon season, the water in Karapuzha Dam reaches to the brim making the scene quite amazing. The dam remains open throughout the year and is definitely worth a visit.

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Best Time To Visit Karapuzha Dam

Though the Karapuzha Dam can be visited throughout the year, the perfect time to visit it is during the winter season from December to February since the climate is pleasant and enjoyable during this time. Also, it is best to visit the dam during the morning or evening.

Tips For Visiting Karapuzha Dam

There are a few eateries near the main gate selling snacks and tea/coffee. 

How To Reach Karapuzha Dam

Karapuzha Dam is situated at a distance of 7 km from Kakavayal. One can take a bus or a taxi to reach the dam easily since it is well-connected with the major cities including Calicut, Bangalore, Mysore, and Kozhikode.

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