BEAUTIFUL PLACE OF ASURANKUNDU DAM NEAR POOMALA

The dam at Asurankundu is about 30 km from Thrissur. If one turns right off the Vadakkanchery-Mulloorkara road and follows the forest path for some distance, they will reach the check-post of the forest department. The permission to go further inside and closer to the dam can be obtained here.

Asurankundu is on the northern side of the Peechi-Vazhani wildlife sanctuary. The Asurankundu dam serves the purpose of collecting the water coming out from the forests and hills surrounding it. There are recommendations to include the Asurankundu dam also in the tourism corridor involving the Peechi-Vazhani-Poomala dams. Boat rides and a hanging bridge are being considered.

The dam belongs to the irrigation department and the road to the forest department. There is a two-kilometer walk into the forest. During summers, trekking is discouraged as even a small spark can result in wildfires and the entire forest could be destroyed. The best time to visit is the rainy season.

With great view the dam lies elegantly in a vast area of forest. There is a 1 feet wide path to walk over the dam. The clear sky, the beautiful landscape and the ripples in the gentle water makes you feel relaxed and happy. The black palmyra leaves waving gently on the trees and the small rock mounts seen everywhere gives this place a surreal and disarming beauty.

Although it is naturally blessed, the place doesn’t have many visitors and is a quiet place to enjoy the day. Here you can find many shrubs and herbs which have been fast disappearing from even remote villages.The dam belongs to the irrigation department and the road to the forest department. There is a two-kilometer walk into the forest. During summers, trekking is discouraged as even a small spark can result in wildfires and the entire forest could be destroyed. The best time to visit is the rainy season.