Kakkayam offers the tourists not only a reservoir and its beauty but also a fantastic chance to enjoy the trekking and the scenic beauty of evergreen forest and grasslands. The main thing about this wonderful natural gift is that, this place is still untouched by the tourists crowd and is not at all there in the tourist map of Kerala.Near the dam location, elephants, bisons and other animals can be seen roaming around.
A rich forest area surrounded by hills, waterfalls, streams and more , Kayyam is is one of the most beautiful adventurous evergreen forest area in Kerala.
Journey through the curved hilly roads with deep green valley in one side and part of dense forest on the other side will be a memorable one for a trek lover.
The main attractions near this tourists place are, Kakkayam valley, Kariyathan rock (Kariyathan Mala) and Urukkuzhi Waterfalls. The Hanging Bridge over this waterfalls is another attraction here.
A giant tree named 'Tholaranji' about 87years welcomes you at the start of the trek Kakkayam is also well known for its wealth of variety of plant species and animal variety. At the dam site one can spot a wide variety of butterflies and birds