Situated arround 12kms from Thrissur town, Poomala is fairly coverd up with forest and is a scenic spot to unwind for city-dwellers. It is said that the name "Poomala" comes from the Poovam tree (also called Ceylon oak or Gum-lac tree), which was plentiful here in the past.
The main tourist attractions in and around Poomala are Poomala Dam, Muniyara, Cheppara caves, Pathazhakund dam and Pamboorampara rock
Poomala Dam is an irrigation purpose dam and is one of the tourist spots in Thrissur district. Poomala dam is constructed with mud and stone and is managed by Kerala Minor Irrigation Department. To its north lies another dam - Pathazhakundu, which presently is oriented only for irrigation purpose.
Tourism activities at Poomala include boating in the reservoir, horse ride, a walkway through the banks of the reservoir spanning 600 meters etc. Poomala also has a community hall on the banks of the reservoir which can accommodate 300 persons.
Best time to visit Poomala dam: Best time to visit Poomala dam is All Seasons.
How to reach Poomala Dam:
Poomala is situated at 12 km from Thrissur town and 87km from Ernakulam.
Route: Thrissur -> Poovani -> Christopher Nagar -> Poomala
Facts about Poomala:
|Nearest Town:||Thrissur (about 12km)|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Thrissur (about 12km)|
|Nearest Airport:||Cochin International Airport (about 63km)|
- Cheppara caves
- Pathazhazhakund dam
- Pamboorampara rocks
- Vazhani Dam
- Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
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