Pazhassi Dam, Kannur

Pazhassi Dam has gained popularity as a tourist spot near Kannur, Kerala because of its picturesque location, nearby sightseeing attractions and boating facilities.

Pazhassi Dam Kannur - ReservoirLocation: Kuyiloor, near Iritty, Kannur district
Nearest towns: Iritty (1km), Mattanur (21km), Kannur (38km)
Activities: sightseeing
Suitable for: honeymooners, family, children
Best time to visit: October to May
Phone: 0490-2471760



Pazhassi Dam Location

Pazhassi Dam is located near Iritty, about 37 km to the east of Kannur. The dam is built across the Valapattanam River located near Kuyiloor Puzha. The reservoir supplies drinking and irrigation water for the entire Kannur District.

Iritty has the nearest bus station. Mattanur is the nearest city about 21 km away. Kannur has the nearest railway station.

Kacherikadavu, Chandanakampara and Virajpet are nearby cities.

The nearest airport is in Mangalore about 160 km away. The Kozhikode airport is about 160 km away.

Pazhassi Dam History

The dam project was commissioned in 1979 by the then Prime Minister Mr Moraji Desai. It is named after the Kottayam King Pazhassi Raja, who laid down his life fighting against the British. The king’s birthplace is about 11 km from the dam site.

Pazhassi Dam Kannur Attractions

The dam site is a perfect spot for picnics and one day trips. Beside the reservoir is a beautiful garden, which makes Pazhassi Dam distinct from other reservoirs in Kannur District.

Boating down the river, you can come across tiny islets that provide habitat to chirping feathered friends. The Tourism Promotion Council provides pleasure boating facilities at the dam reservoir.

Other attractions in the vicinity of the dam are the sculptures of Pazhassi Raja and the Buddha’s mountain.

The best season to visit the dam is October-May.

Accommodation near Pazhassi Dam Kannur

The nearest accommodation is the Project Inspection Bungalow and its attached dormitories.

Kannur is usually the ideal base to explore Pazhassi Dam along with a whole lot of other attractions, including beaches, forts, temples and hill stations.

Kunnola Beach House, Golden Sand Beach House and Waves Beach Resort are well-rated hotels about 30 km away.

Contact Details


DTPC Office Pazhassi

Phone number: 0490-2471760


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captured clip from pazhassi Dam !!!
Pazhassi dam shoot
pazhassi dam, the crual face of 2012 augest 7…



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