This famous picnic spot which comprises a dam and beautifully landscaped gardens, is situated on the lower hills of the Western Ghats. There are frequent buses to this place from Palakkad.
The garden: Ph: 2815280 Lush green lawns Well laid-out flower beds Cool pools, fountains and pathways Rock garden. Ph: 2815140 (Open 1000 - 1800 hrs) The rose garden has over a hundred varieties of the flower An aerial ropeway across the garden The dams and gardens are illuminated on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from 1900 - 2000 hrs. On other days they are illuminated on request for a fee.
The reservoir: Boating and fishing facilities are available here. Pedalboats, rowboats, water scooters and motorboats can be hired from 1000 - 1800 hrs. A well maintained swimming pool (Tuesday holiday). a fresh water aquarium (open1100 - 2000 hrs & 1300 - 2100 hrs on holidays) a snake park (open 0800 - 1800 hrs) a children's park
The passenger ropeway: This is the first of its kind in South India Ph: 2815129 (Open 1000 - 1300 hrs & 1430 - 2000 hrs) Road train trips in the garden (0800 - 2000 hrs) Telescope tower (1000 - 1700 hrs)
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