River Nila

  • River Nila is also known as Bharathapuzha and Ponnani.
  • Amaravathipuzha originating from Thrimoorthy Hills of Anamalais in Tamil Nadu joins with Kalpathipuzha at Parali in Palakkad District and forms Nila.
  • It drains in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • Malampuzha dam is the largest among the reservoirs built across Bharathapuzha.
  • It flows westward through Palakkad Gap (most prominent discontinuity in the Western Ghats) and drains into the Arabian Sea.
  • Main Tributaries:
  1. Kannadipuzha (Chitturpuzha),
  2. Kalpathipuzha (Korapuzha),
  3. Gayathripuzha
  4. Thuthapuzha
  • Recently, a webinar ‘Exploring River Nila’ was organized by Ministry of tourism.

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