Mangalam Dam, built across the Cherukunnath River, a tributary of the Mangalam River is a popular tourism centre in Palakkad. The beautiful Mangalam reservoir is surrounded by forest area with a lot of wildlife. Boating facility is also available here. The dam is located about 42 km south of Palakkad town near Vadakkencherry.
Nearest railway station: Ottappalam Railway station, about 50 km
Nearest airport: Coimbatore International Airport (Tamilnadu), about 104 km; Karipur International Airport, about 146 km