Mukkadal Dam is crowned as the “natural earthen dam” due to its construction using clay and granite. The dam was built in the year 1945 across the Vambaru river under the decision and guidance of Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. The dam is one of the finest spots for nature lovers and trekkers as it is set on the backdrop of forest surrounded by hills on three sides. The dam is a perfect spot to spend the evening time. The water splashing through the reservoir is a mesmerizing visual. There is a park located adjacent to the dam that offers a beautiful view of the reservoir and the surrounding. A calm, serene and tranquil location, the Mukkadal Dam is a perfect location to enjoy a walk and for immense fun either alone, with family or friends.
If you have planned a trip to Kanyakumari, then add the Mukkadal Dam to your bucket list. This is a beautiful reservoir that attracts tourists who head for Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari. To reach the tourist destination, you can travel from Kerala and other districts in TamilNadu. For overseas tourists, the Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport and the Nagercoil railway is the nearest railway point. The nearest towns are Azhagiapandipuram, Thuvarancaud, Thovalai. For the road lovers, you can reach the place after a 40 kilometers drive from Kanyakumari and 84 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).
To enter the Dam areas, there are no fees as such. Tourists are invited for the whole year unless uncertain calamities hit the area. The timings for visits extend between 6 am to 6 pm every day. You can get to see the scenic beauty of the place and also the calm local life that revolves around agriculture. It is a short getaway from your gadget life in a budget-friendly manner.