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“Perfect for a quiet weekend getaway”
Review of Aruvikkara Dam

Aruvikkara Dam
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Perfect for a quiet weekend getaway”
Reviewed August 30, 2014

Situated just 20 Km away from the center of Thiruvananthapuram city, Aruvikkara dam is a picturesque spot dominated by a small dam built in the Karamana river.

One can spend a couple of hours in the nearby Children's park which is well maintained and walk along the catchment area or the religiously inclined can visit the breathtakingly beautiful temple downstream.

It is a very quiet place perfect to chill out with family after a busy week at work.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Aruvikkara”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

There is nothing special to see, Its a quiet place; another attraction is the arruvikara rock temple (devi temple) .

Visited July 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
3,666 reviews
2,074 attraction reviews
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“Nothing particularly special”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

About 15km out of town this is a pretty enough location, but in all honesty probably isn't worth the effort of the drive to get there. The scenery in the vicinity is, however, quite pleasant but there are better attractions around Trivandrum.

Visited March 2014
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Just a quite park/part of Travancore”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

A small dam that serves is a waypoint for tourists proceedding to Neyyar Dam. Quite a quiet picnic spot, you will find a local seller offering you pickled fruits (mango, gooseberry, chaambakka (rose water apple), loobikka (sour apples?). You can simply sit around and take in the calm stretch of the Karamana river.

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