Neyyar Dam is undoubtedly a paradise for nature lovers. Since it is adjoining Wildlife Sanctuary you can witness different species of animals moving around like wild boars and elephants. This picturesque dam amidst the greenery of Western Ghats is surrounded with serenity and isolation; hence it makes a perfect tourist place to escape from the crowded city life. You can also find a vast range of medicinal herbs around the dam. Besides, an interesting fact, Neyyar Dam stretches from Thiruvananthapuram district 'Neyyatinkara Taluk' to 'Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve' in Tamil Nadu. Neyyar is truly a nature lover’s paradise and if you are in this south destination, this place is a must visit.
Neyyar Dam is located at a distance of around 35 kilometres from Kovalam. You can get to Neyyar Dam via local transports like bus, taxi and auto rickshaws.
Things to do and see in and around
Neyyar is a picturesque dam site but apart from that you can visit places like the Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary. This major tourist attraction near the Dam has a number of tourist interesting places like Crocodile Park, Lion Safari Park, Deer Park and Watch Tower.
Best Time to Visit
The months between September to May are considered the best time to visit Neyyar Dam.