The Mangalam Dam is constructed on the Cherukunnapuzha, a
tributary of the river Mangalam. A popular picnic site, the dam is located
48 kms south of Palakkad town. The
construction of the scenic dam was completed in the year 1956.
Located on the Alathur - Vadakkanchery Highway, the reservoir fringes on the forest area teeming with wildlife like deer, elephants and a variety of birds. The entire area is quite fascinating with beautiful parks, lawns and statues.