Neyyar within handshaking distance from Kerala's capital city of Thirvananthapuram is more known for the Neyyar Dam, which is a popular picnic sport with a sparkling, blue lake. Vistors to the dam site are so charmed by the lake that a boat cruise on the lake is inevitable. The other more interesting fact about the place, however, is that has some of the rarest medicinal herbs in the state.
Nearby is the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of which the dam is a part. The forests are home for elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, porcupines, tigers and a variety of snakes. A crocodile breeding centre and a lion safari park are also located close to the dam.
Reaching Neyyar Dam: The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 38 km away. There is good road to the dam site, which is well-connected by regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram city. The nearest railway station is also Thiruvananthapuram, 32 km away.