Bhoothathankettu located 50 km north east of Ernakulam town,
is a scenic dam site with boating facilities is situated in
a vast virgin forest. It is a popular picnic sport with Salim
Ali Bird Sanctuary near by.
A myth connected with the origin of this place says that this
natural fortification of forests and hills was built by Bhoothams
(spirit/ghosts) overnight. Hence the name Bhoothathankettu (fort
of the spirits). Later, this natural topography helped in building
a dam here.
Lying close to Bhoothathankettu is the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
at Thattekkad . Trekking through the forests here is an exhilarating
experience for adventure lovers.
Two of the main irrigation projects of Ernakulam district -
the Periyar Valley Irrigation Project and the Idamalayar Irrigation
Project - are also located nearby.
How to Reach
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam junction, about
50 km away.
Nearest airport: Kochi international airport about 26
km from Ernakulam town.