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Malampuzha, IPA:  [mɐlɐmbuɻɐ] , is a village in Palakkad district of Kerala, South India, near to the Malampuzha Dam.



Malampuzha Dam and Gardens

Malampuzha Dam is located 8 km from Palakkad town. It was built in 1955 and the garden was renovated recently.[ when? ] The main attractions are the suspension bridge, the cable car ride and the Fantasy Park. There are several gardens, including one Japanese garden. The Yakshi statue of Kanayi Kunjiraman is also reputed even though the nudity of the structure is not approved by the conservative society of Kerala. The dam is accessible by bus and the last bus returns to town by 8.00 pm. The nearest railway station is Palakkad Junction which is otherwise known as Olavakkode.

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Yakshi Statue

Important Landmarks

Suburbs and Villages


Malampuzha assembly constituency is part of Palakkad (Lok Sabha constituency). [1]


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  1. "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2008.

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