South Indian Tourism - Kerala - Chimmini Dam
It is in Trichur district, Varandarappilly Village, well known for good landscape. Its valley is full of rubber estates. This dam provides water supply to many parts of the district connected with Kurumali river. A very nice dam site. It is surrounded by Peechi Dam and Mangalam Dam. Route from Trichur Town is Amballur - Varandarappilly - Palappilly - Chimony dam
Chimmony Dam, 42km from Thrissur is located in Echippara village, Varantharappily town. Established in 1984, the sanctuary with an area of about 100 km² is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi hills .This is the area of wild life sanctuary, makes for a wide variety of flora still. All major species of fauna of peninsular India are well represented in the sanctuary. and can find deer, elephants, wolves, etc. The sanctuary also offers trekking paths for the adventure traveller. However, due to years of human interference, the fauna is sparse. This project in Thrissur district envisages construction of a Dam at Echippara across Chimoni river, a tributary of Karuvannur river.
No canal system has been constructed in this project. The speciality of this project is that the water impounded in the reservoir will be made available to the Kole land fields through the river and existing canal system by means of regulator at Manjankuzhi, Kottamkadalavu and Illickal. The Kole land in Thrissur is famous for its Unique system of cultivation. By this project it is proposed to raise two crops from the com
mand of 13000 Ha (Net). It is also proposed to generate power of 2.5 mw. The water released from this project will be utilized for the drinking water supply system also. This project was fully commissioned and dedicated to the nation in 1996.