Malampuzha Dam doesn’t have the scenic location or views like the Azhiyar Dam in Pollachi, but whatever is around this dam, has been painfully and beautifully constructed to make it a good picnic spot. When I went, the famous Malampuzha gardens were being renovated and hence it was closed temporarily for visitors. Malampuzha Dam is around 7-8 KM from Palakkad, on road.
When I went, we were not allowed to walk on the pathway over the dam – because of that, I was not able to get a good view to click. There were mountains behind the water, but one can see it from the other side!
The Malampuzha Gardens, as I mentioned before, was closed for renovation. I took some pictures from outside, which I have published below. There is a cable car and a rope way that takes people on a ride over the gardens.
Next to the Malampuzha Dam and Garden, there is a Snake park in which a lot of species of snakes were kept. There was even a crocodile and a mongoose (I guess). One of the structures containing the snakes was open and you can see one snake over the wooden branch looking at me while I was taking the photo!