Bhoothathankettu is a scenic dam and tourist spot situated in a vast virgin forest. This place is situated outside the village of Pindimana. Pindimana is about 10 km away from the town of Kothamangalam. Bhoothathankettu dam is 50 km away from the main city of Kochi, Ernakulum.
An interesting myth is connected with the origin of Bhoothathankettu Dam. The story is that, the natural fortification of the forests and hills in here was built by ‘Bhoothams’ (ghosts/spirits) overnight.
Later, this natural topography had helped in building a dam here. World famous bird observer Salim Ali’s ‘Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekkad lays close to Bhoothathankettu dam.
Trekking through the dark forests will present you a refreshing mood along with an exhilarating experience. The dam also has a very popular and well managed picnic spot, children’s park.
The dam authority also have self managed pedal boating centre. They arrange facility to round the water source and dam by arranging pedal boating service.
The two main irrigation projects of Ernakulum district located nearby Bhoothathankettu dam. The irrigation projects situated nearby are- Periyar Valley Irrigation Project and Idamalayar. Idamalayar is one of the biggest Hydro Electronic project.
Munnar with its vast vistas of greenery is the largest tea growing area in South India. The lush green curves of the hills are a mighty sight to behold which is carpeted by the tea plantations. The mist clinging to the mountains, the flora and fauna, the spices, the waterfalls, the list of things to make visitors awestruck in this place just goes on. Located at an altitude of 6000ft, Munnar got its name from the confluence of 3 rivers at which it is placed- Muthirapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala rivers. Moonu means three and aaru means river. Neelakurinji or Strobilanthus has special status in the tourism map of this fascinating destination. The flower which blooms once in twelve years attracts lots of tourists from all over the world.