This dam located on the Neyyar river in the Western Ghats is the ultimate destination to revitalise yourself. The dam is surrounded by the forest and is home to wild animals such as gaur, sloth bears, Nilgiri Tahr, jungle cats, Nilgiri langurs and wild elephants. Amidst the wilderness there is a Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram. This ashram is one of the most popular yoga centres among foreign tourists visiting India. The yoga sessions are often conducted in the forest and are regarded as one of the best things to do in Kovalam. Enroll yourself for these sessions and relax in the woods with yoga and meditation.