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Bhoothathankettu

Bhoothathankettu located in Ernakulam District of Kerala about 10 km from Kothamangalam is a famous Dam and reservoir also known by name of Thattekad Reservoir . It offers great scenic beauty and is a tourist place for nature lovers and trekkers . Huge unshaped stones are placed on both sides of the Periyar River which act as a form of Dam.

Trikkariyoor temple is located nearby the Dam , it is believed that some monsters planned to submerge this temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva . They planned to make dam across River Periyar and flood the area where temple is located but Lord Shiva knowing there plan came and made a sound like the crowing of the rooster. The demons fearing the arrival of light fled from their task. But there remains to this day the visible proof of their effort – the huge stones the demons were supposed to have rolled onto the riverbed, the Old Bhothathankettu.

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How to Reach Bhoothathankettu

By TrainErnakulam Junction is nearest major rail head near Bhoothathankettu at about 50 Km away.

By AirCochin International Airport is located about 26 Km from here.

By Road– Bhoothathankettu is located near Kothamangalam near cochin city about 50 km away .

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