Neyyar dam is a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, South India, located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30 km from Thiruvananthapuram.It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake.
Neyyar dam is situated at Kallikkad Panchayath of Kattakkada Taluk of Trivandrum district. The peak Agasthya kooodam is very near to Neyyar dam. The dam was built in the land given by an agriculturist known as Karuvachiyil Krishan Panicker, Father of Janaki Thankamma, Maruthummoottil family, and his other family members for irrigation purposes. One canal of Neyyar flows to western districts of Tamil Nadu. The main river Neyyar flows through Kallikkadu, Ottasekharamangalam, Aryancode, Kezharoor, Perumkadavila, Marayamuttom, Neyyattinkara and Poovar and ends at the Arabian Sea.
Famous for: Nature Lovers, Wildlife Lovers
Entrance Fee: Free Entry; For Boating, charges are: Safari Boat- Rs.400 for 20 min, Safari Boat- Rs.250 for 20 min, Safari Boat-Rs.25 per person, High Speed Boat -Rs.250
Visiting Time: Daytime is favorable
Visit Duration: 1-2 hours
By Air : Nearest airport is Thiruvanathapuram (38 Km)
By Train :Railway Station Thiruvanathapuram (32km)
By Road: KSRTC, Thiruvanathapuram (32km)