Nelliyampathy - Shimmering Pothundi Reservoir

Shimmering Pothundi Reservoir

Amidst the picturesque view of the surrounding Western Ghats, the shimmering Pothundi Reservoir was constructed, mainly for irrigation purpose, in the 19th century. And it is considered to be one of the oldest dams in India. Pothundi Reservoir is built across the two tributary rivers of Ayalar River, namely the Meenchadyppuzha River and the Padippuzha River to provide water to the paddy fields in the adjacent areas. The unique and interesting features of the Pothundi Reservoir is that it is made up of a mixture of Jaggery and Limestone instead of cement. Another feature is that instead of iron or steel the entire structure is built using boulders.

Best Time to Visit Entry Time Visiting Hours Entrance Fee
December to February. No specific timings.. 1 to 2 Hrs. No

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A trip with a travel agency to Nelliyampathy will include guides to the shimmering Pothundi Reservoir.


Souvenirs, local products.


Sightseeing, strolling, photography.


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Sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Shimmering Pothundi Reservoir.

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Nature lovers, photography.

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