Bhoothathankettu lying in the Western Ghats in a vast tropical virgin forest is very popular among the picnic lovers. It is located in the village of Pindimana located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Kothamangalam town and 50 kilometers northeast of Kochi. Lying close to Thattekkad Bird Sanctury. Two main irrigation projects of Ernakulam District namely the Periyar Valley irrigation project and the Idamalayar Irrigation project are located nearby . A wind farm is located at Bhoothankettu.
Large stones are placed on both sides of the river Periyar to form the dam which looks as if the dam was made by some demons hence the name Bhoothankettu “Bhootham” meaning demon. Trekking is very popular among tourists among this place. Adventure lovers prefer this place as it promises much excitement . Occasional glimpses of wildlife can be had here.