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Pothundi Dam

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Pothundi Dam is one of the oldest earth Dam in India, built in 19th century with Jaggery and rocksalt.
Aakanksha Magan
Surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens, fed by the three tributaries of Bharathapuzha River, stands the Pothundi Dam. The second dam in Asia built of no concrete but an unusual mix of jaggery and limestone, Pothundi Dam is a 19th century dam that is the main source of water for irrigation and agricultural purposes in the Palakkad district. From the top of the dam you can see the Nelliyampathy valley on one side and sprawling paddy fields on the other. Two flights of steps off the road lead you to the banks of cool and calm waters of the Pothundi reservoir. This is a place frequented by locals on weekends for day picnics.Timings: 10am to 5pm
Iswarya Sudhakaran
On the way down, we stopped at Pothundy Dam. There was also a park nearby the dam. Pothundy Dam is one of the oldest dam architecture and one of the few water reservoirs which promotes reservoir fishing.