How To Get There - Idukki
The nearest railway station is at
Kottayam, 133 km away.
The nearest airport is at Cochin 132
Idukki can be reached by mortable
roads from most parts of Kerala.
THE UNSPOILT NATURE
Located in the southern part of Kerala, Idukki is a landlocked district
spread over an area of 5019 sq. kms. Blessed generously by Mother
Nature, Idukki offers diverse attractions like wild life sanctuaries,
hill stations, spice plantation centres and mountain treks.
Idukki district was formed on January 26, 1972 carving out Devikulam,
Peerumedu and Udumbanchola taluks from the erstwhile Kottayam district
and Thodupuzha taluk from the erstwhile Ernakulam district. The name
'Idukki' is supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word `idukku',
which means a narrow gorge.
Prime Attractions of Idukki
nature, absolutely untouched has led to the christening of this place as
'Virgin Munnar', in the tourism industry. Increasing fame and the growth
of visitors may soon account to deletion of this description.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique
thorny scrub forest with xerophyte species. Chinnar is the habitat of
the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India. more..
16 kms from Munnar, this gorgeous hill station symbolises nature in her
pristine glory. The crisp and cool mountain air heavily laden with the
fragrance of wild flowers and rare herbs is any nature lover's paradise.
This dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi
hills is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam. The dam lying
close to the cheruthoni barrage is 550 ft high and 650 ft. wide. To its
west is the Kulamavu Dam. more..
The sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha
and Udumpanchola taluka of Idukki district, spreading over 77 sq km and
is about 450-748 m above sea level. extending to 33 sq. km, the Idukki
Reservoir is formed by three dams, namely Cheruthoni, Idukki and
is 40 kilometers away from Munnar. It is the only place in Kerala having
a natural growth of sandal wood trees. The relics of new Stone Age
civilization have been unearthed here. more..
kms form Munnar, at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, this verdant
landscape houses the Indo-Swiss Dairy Project. more..
It is famous for the high peaks which give a panoramic view
of the valley below. The immaculate hillocks and luxuriant woods makes it a
picturesque destination. The palce is also known as Parunthupara (eagle
It is important town because of its plantation and
significant trade center. Here tourisr enjoy shopping of spices.
Come to the famous place Kuttikanam and give a treat to
your senses with aroma of cardamom. The place is frequented by adventure
enthusiasts for trekking and other adventure sports. Trek on the hills or
walk down the steep mountains... and there you spot a beautiful site.
The place is to enjoy a photography adventure. The
photographers find delight in shooting the scenic locales, unique flora and
Vacations are not merely for sightseeing.
And Sahaydri Ayurvedic Center proves it. If your mind and body is seeking
some relaxation then the center is a must visit for the rejuvenating
Top Station, the idyllic hill station is located 32
kms from Munnar, on the Munnar-Kodaikanal Road. Perched at an altitude
of 1700 m above sea level, Top Station is the highest point on
Munnar-Kodaikanal Road. more..
The misty waterfall
provides a picturesque view of the water, cascading down from
scintillating heights. The sheer beauty of the place allures thousands
of visitors every year.
This is a beautiful hill
located at Nedumkandam. It's a perfect location for people who are
interested in watching the heavenly bodies, as the sky here is free from
5kms from Painavu, it
encompasses areas in and around Idukki Arch Dam and Cheruthoni Dam.
Constructed across the Periyar river, between two granite hills, the
picturesque Idukki Dam is the first arch dam in India.
Excursions from Idukki
In the dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forests and grassland
patches is located the Thatekkad Bird Sanctuary. Home to a microcosm of
India's bird population with about 500 winged species, the sanctuary was
designed by Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned ornithologist.
Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary set up for the
preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The sanctuary stands out
for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over
97 sq. kms of unblemished natural splendour. more..
Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary, located 15 kms from Munnar is the natural
habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half the world population of the rare mountain
goat is concentrated in this region. more..
The Idukki Hydroelectric Project's underground powerhouse is located
here. A visit to moolamatton provides the opportunity to view the
working of a hydro-electric station.
Places To Stay - Idukki
Thekkady. Periyar House, Thekkady.
Royal Retreat, Munnar.
Hotel Poopada, Munnar.
Peermade Sabala Motel, Kuttikanam.
Government Guest House, Peerumedu.
Stonage Tourist Complex, Cheruthuruthi.
PWD Rest House and Inspection Bungalow, Idukki.
General Information - Idukki
Southern Part Of Kerala.
Munnar, Periyar Wildlife
January 26, 1972.
August to March.
2200 m above sea level.
270 cm (annual).
Tropical Cottons. Warm clothes and
rain gear for places like Munnar and Thekkady.