Malampuzha Dam is erected across the Malampuzha River
, a tributary of the Bharathapuzha
's longest river. The reservoir meets the drinking water needs of Malampuzha
and nearby villages. Boating, fishing and other water sport facilities are provided in the dam site.
The Yakshi, the famous art creation of Kanayi Kunhiraman, is an appropriate adornment to the dense natural beauty of the dam. Malampuzha Garden, Malampuzha Passenger Ropeway and Fantasy Park are in the vicinity.
The nearest railway line passes through Palakkad, about 12 km away. The nearest airport, C A Coimbatore Airport, is about 55 km from Palakkad.