“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.”– Martin Buber.
Happened to Visit Kuttiady Dam in October 2018.
My Route — Kuttiady private Bus Stand –> Kadiyangad Bus Stop –> Kuttiady Dam
Kuttiady to Kadiyangad will be around a 10 Rupees ticket in a private bus.
From Kadiyangad, its around 7 KMS to the Dam.
If you are a Budget Traveler, you can get into a private bus from Kadiyangad Bus stop to reach the dam.
Because of some time constraints, I went in an Auto by paying around 150 Rupees (To and Fro Charges + 15 Minutes Waiting Charges)
Ticket Charge is around 5 rupees per person. They had also taken 5 Rupees for the Auto Parking.
Ideally, it’s an Irrigation Dam project. But now a days a huge drinking water project under the financial aid from Japan (locally known as Japan Kuddivella Padhathi) is implemented for distributing drinking water to Kozhikode city and other nearby panchayaths.
As a part of this drinking water project, a WELL – measuring 3.5 m in height and 18 m in diameter was constructed on the bank and then floated in the reservoir and fixed at the location. It is intended to store water for supply to 13 lakh consumers. There are six gates through which water from the reservoir will enter the well, which will have the capacity of storing 174 million litre per day (mld). The project has been envisaged to meet the requirements of the targeted consumers for 30 years.
Was very much disappointed with this destination. They have almost closed all the gates because of which we can’t see the real beauty of the reservoir or the dam. The entry into the Dam Pathway is also blocked. Anyway, the dam is also very small.
The Garden is also not maintained properly nowadays.
If you are a nearby traveler, it’s OK to visit this place. But if you are coming from a Faraway place just to see this destination, please think twice before proceeding.
Other Points of Interest (Personally, I did not get enough time to visit the below places)
1) Crocodile/Snake Park
2) Heard that there is a Kayaking place near by