Karapuzha Dam located in the Wayanad
district of Kerala, is one of the biggest earth dams in India
. Karapuzha Dam is located in the greenish and natural regions of Wayanad, Kerala on the Karapuzha River, a tributary of the Kabini River. Construction on the dam began in 1977 and it was complete in 2004. The purpose of the dam is irrigation and it left and right bank canals are still under construction.Karapuzha Dam is located 16 km from Kalpetta
. It is one of most easily reachable place in Wayanad since it can be easily accessible from nearest cities like Kozhikode, Mysore and Ooty.
Tourism and Travel:
Since wayanad is one of the most visited tourist places in Kerala, The State Tourism Board has development the tourism department of Wayanad.There are various resorts, homestays and tourist information centers all around Wayanad.
Dam and Spillways
Type of dam
: Ogee, radial gate-controlled
: 28 m (92 ft)
625 m (2,051 ft)