Neyyar dam is located 32 kms from the capital of Kerala. It was built in 1958 and has turned out to be a popular picnic spot. This area is rich in herbs used for medicine. The dam is built on the basin where the three rivers Neyyar, Mullayar, and Kallar meet. There is also a wild life sanctuary established to preserve the wild life. A number of wild life animals including elephants are found here. Also built around the dam are some exciting Lion safari & deer safari parks. There is a crocodile farm and a watchtower is also built. The dam can be easily approachable as a regular bus service is available from the capital of Kerala. The nearest airport is 38 km away.