Malampuzha is a tourist spot in Palakkad district of Kerala. Malampuzha, a little township on the foothills of the Western Ghats, is located 10 km from Palakkad town. The name Malampuzha originates from the river Malampuzha which flows through here. Major attractions are dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway. Nurtured by this tributary of Kerala's longest river, the Bharathappuzha, Malampuzha is a lush green town and has been a major tourist attraction for its trekking trails and the large irrigation dam.
The Malampuzha Garden
Malampuzha Gardens, one of the biggest tourist attractions of "Gods' Own country", attracts lakhs of tourists from Kerala & other states every year. It is known as the Vrindavan of Kerala, exudes the charm and harmony of nature with a perfect synchronization of the grandeur of the mountains blending with the serenity of rivers. The lush green lawns, innumerable flower beds, glittering pools, fountains and avenues spur the rosiness of one's mind.
The Snake Park located close to Malampuzha Bus stand, is a major attraction for tourists and snake lovers. Started in the year 1984, this state government owned park consists of several rare species of snakes like Forsten cat snake, King cobra, and Brown vine snake. Other species of snakes in the park are Indian Rock python, kraits, Trinket snake, Common cobra, Monocled cobra and spectacled cobra, rock pit viper, wolf snake and a variety of vipers like saw scaled viper, Rock pit viper, humb nosed pit viper and Russel viper. Some varieties of water snakes, American Green Iguana (only one in Kerala), and crocodiles are also housed here
The Passenger Ropeway
The Most attraction at the Malampuzha garden is the - South India's only Passenger ropeway, offers adventurous and delightful air journey of 20 minute across the gardens, giving a soul string view of the gardens, the distant hills that kiss the heavens and the blue strip of the reservoir. The ropeway is equipped with 64 chairs each with the capacity of two persons.
The Telescopic Tower
Telescopic Tower in the garden providing a terrestrial view up to 40 miles.
The Rock Garden
The first Rock garden emerged from the master creator Padmashree Nek Chand of Chandigarh, in South India is at Malampuzha.
The uniqueness of the Malampuzha Rock garden is that it was made from waste materials. It has a gallery of statues made of waste materials and wall decorations put up with industrial and domestic non-perishable waste, besides artificial mountains, waterfalls, caves etc.
The Fantasy Park
Fantasy park is the first theme park of its kind in the State where the entire family can find some form of amusement. There is a hygienic restaurant and ice cream parlour within the park. The water merry-go-round, striking car, paratrooper, pirate boat, dragon coaster, tora tora, mini tele combat, jumping horse, scooter ride, caterpillar, etc are a few among the entertainment options at this fun world.
Road Train for amusement ride on wheels.
The reservoir & the Garden House
The reservoir is ideal for boating and fishing. The Garden house has a unit of water sports also. A small garden in the Japanese style gives a touch of exotic charm to the landscape. So, does the hanging bridge across the canal.
The Japanese Garden
Japanese gardens are very important to the Japanese. All of the gardens are representations of nature. The purpose of these gardens is to capture nature in the utmost natural way, and add to it a touch of artistic feeling.
This is a marvellous and astounding work of art created by years of mere hard work of several labourers, using only embroidery colour threads and without the aid of needles or any special devices. Designed by Mr. Antony Joseph, the Thread Garden has an abundant collection of charming life-like models plants and flowers exquisitely arranged and housed in a large indoor glass chamber built very close to Fantasy Park, Malampuzha.