Karapuzha Dam is considered to be the second-largest earth dam in India. It is a fine place for an unwinding evening, with a gentle breeze, amazingly scenic sky and waterfront. A bouquet of nearly a dozen lakes merged together to form this reservoir in Karapuzha river, a small tributary of the Kabani river. Of late, there have been lot of developments and presently, it is named as Karapuzha Mega Tourism. You would enjoy the wonderful garden and adventure activities developed during 2019-2021. Enjoy the breeze as you walk along the water catchment area, hand in hand with your beloved ones. The vast catchment area and the greenery around are quite apt for an evening photoshoot. The water reaches the brim of the dam during monsoon season, which is an amazing scene. It is open throughout the year. It is one of the amazing tourist places in Wayanad. Ensure that you are visiting Karapuzha in the evening to enjoy the place and it is a wonderful place to unwind the day.
How to Reach Karapuzha Dam within Wayanad
The dam is located 7 km away from Kakkavayal junction on National highway 212.
From Kalpetta Town- Kalpetta- Kakkavayal-(Take Right)- Vazhavatta- Karapuzha.
From Sulthan Bathery : Bathery-Meenangadi- Kakkavayal-(Take Left)- Vazhavatta- Karapuzha
From Mananthavadi : Mananthavadi -Panamaram- Meenangadi (Take Right) – Kakkavayal (Take Left) – Vazhavatta – Karapuzha
Entry Fee at the Dam :
Entry fee For Adults : Rs 30
Entry Fee for Children : Rs 10
Still Camera : Rs 50
Video Camera : Rs 200
Outdoor Shooting : Rs 500
Visit Timings :
The Dam is open throughout the week from 0900 h to 1800 h.
It is suggested to reach the place at least by 1630 h to enjoy the place.
Morning /evening is good time to visit Karapuzha Dam.
Places to Visit near Karapuzha Dam :
Edakkal Caves, Uravu, Heritage Museum, Soochipara waterfalls, Chembra peak and Kanthanpara are the nearest tourist attractions.
Calicut to Karapuzha Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Vythiri-Kalpetta-Kakkavayal(Diversion to Right) Karapuzha Dam. Calicut to Karapuzha Dam distance is 89 km, covered in 2 h 40 min
Bangalore to Karapuzha Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Meenangadi- Kakkavayal(diversion to left)- Karapuzha Dam. Bangalore to Karapuzha distance is 275 km, covered in 6 h .
Mysore to Karapuzha Route: Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Meenangadi- Kakkavayal(diversion to left)- Karapuzha. Mysore to Karapuzha Dam distance is 135 km, covered in 3 h.
Nearest Railway Station to Karapuzha Wayanad is Kozhikode Railway Station, known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station to Karapuzha Dam distance is 90 km, covered in 2 h 40 min.
Mysore Railway Station to Karapuzha distance is 135 km, covered in 3 h .
Nearest airport to Karapuzha Dam is at Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 104 km covered in 3h.
Bangalore Airport to Karapuzha Wayanad is 318 km, covered in 6h 45 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).
Wayanad Resorts near Karapuzha featured in our Wayanad Tour Packages are Lake Rose Resort and Vistara Resort.