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Neyyar Dam

Near Agasthya Kooodam, Kovalam, India
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Value for money , you will spot 2 lions

Its a decent place to go to, there is a dam, a boat takes you to visit lion sanctuary and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Priyanka J
Visiting Elephant Sanctuary is Amazing

The visit to the elephant sanctuary at Neyyar Dam near Trivandrum in Kerala was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia
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“lion safari” (21 reviews)
“deer park” (7 reviews)
“picnic spot” (5 reviews)
Near Agasthya Kooodam, Kovalam, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a decent place to go to, there is a dam, a boat takes you to visit lion sanctuary and crocodile/deer farm. there are 2 lions left that you will see in your bus journey.

Thank Priyanka J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit to the elephant sanctuary at Neyyar Dam near Trivandrum in Kerala was very interesting. Elephants are magnificent animals and it is a pleasure to be close to them. We enjoyed observing the elephants bathing in the lake. Elephants love being washed. So helping...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Neyyar Dam was giving open and refreshing views to the whole panorama. There were several picnic spots so beautiful. A crocodile park was nearby. Boating was not there due to less water. So Deer Park outing was not possible. However, Lion Safari through the forest...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neyyar Dam has a long stretch of walk, with good views of the dam area and surroundings. The place is well-kept and safe. No vendors or touts to disturb you, once you are inside the gates. Ample space for parking. Photography permitted.

Thank jekunnath
Reviewed 13 May 2017

it is very good dam, you can also enjoyed the swimming in the dam with very cold water. i loved it. nice place to visit.

Thank jitendra g
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The river near the dam looks so beautiful. It is a very refreshing sight. It is a wonderful place to spend holiday. The lion's park nearby, gives a thrilling experience, where we travel in a bus and the lions roam around freely in the park.

Thank HarshaVP
Reviewed 11 April 2017

this place is located 39KM from the trivandrum. it is ideal for half-day trip. there is many attractions in this area such as dam, wild life sanctuary , and aquarium as well. it recommended to visit

Thank alirezak1983
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It doesn't seem artificial at all - the Neyyar Lake caused by this dam is beautiful although we were there when the water was really low. Make sure you visit the Elephant Rehabilitation centre nearby and check the ashram in the neigbourhood.

Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The best part of visiting Neyyar Dam is boating in the reservoir. I would visit this place again to get that wind on my face during the boat ride. I would suggest to pack your lunch and go as there are no or limited options...More

Thank NazNi
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The dam is located at about 40kms from Trivandrum city. This is best suited for a half day trip over the weekend. You can walk and see the surroundings(park, dam and lake). They do provide for boating in the lake. There is another package available...More

Thank slyrit
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Can any one tell me the speed boat cost per person they charge ?? Any entry fees to Dam ? I see animals picture is there a zoo ??
23 May 2017|
Response from aby_mathews | Reviewed this property |
There is a jungle park in an island . You can even see Lion ! There is an entry fee to the Dam ( 10-20₹) You have to wait for any group to go for boating if you are alone . I forgot the rate but it was around 150-200... More
Manish K
Hi - How is the sivananda ashram there in terms of female travellers travelling alone for the first time in Kerala?
26 June 2016|
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Response from lynne b | Reviewed this property |
while we were there I did see many woman obviously travelling on their own in the Kerala resorts but I don't know how it is outwith the 'tourist' resorts......local buses are awful so the only way you can get around are by... More