Idukki is the one of the most tranquil and stunning hill station of God’s own country, Kerala located at an altitude of 1350 meters from sea level. It is an enchanting utopia of massive mountains, splendid streams, pristine sandalwood forest, lush greenery, spice plantations, astounding mushroom fields and dairy forms. The entire hilly region is covered by thick dense forest and range of mountains capped with mist endlessly. The grace of nature is abundantly showered in this verdant land and nourished by the pure and translucent water of rivers Periyar, Thodupuzhayar and Thalayar and their tributaries. The Origin of religious river Pamba is originated from Idukki. It is cetain that one can feel the tender cuddle of this wonderland in entire journey. Anamudi, the highest peak in India and southern part of Himalayas is proudly located in Idukki. It holds the credits of having largest arch dam in India. It is a place of scenic charms and miraculous natural splendors.
Must See Places
Hill View Park
It is the popular tourist attraction and offers dazzling panoramic views of arch dam and entire Cheruthoni region. The attractive park is sprawled on around 8 acres of land and 350 feet above from the water level of dam. Clean and beautifully maintained park located 1.5 km from Idukki. It is an excellent place to see binocular view of Deers, Elephants and Bisons in their natural habitat. It has a natural lake which is rich in flora and fauna.
Idukki Arch Dam
It is the Asis’s first arch dam and world’s second arch dam, measuring 550 feet in height and 650 feet in width, built across Periyar river which supports the hydroelectric project. The vast dam comprises of twenty small and big dams, majestic rivers and underground tunnels. The dam is beautifully nested in between two mountains namely Kuravanmal and Kurathimala, surrounded by evergreen environs.
Kalvari Mount – a populat tourist retreat of Munnar, located at a distance of 5 km from Idukki, offers an excellent view of Ayyapan Kovil, kamakshy temple and Mariyapuram.
Nadukani- an ideal place for picnickers. It is a beautiful summer resort, hill station and one of the boundaries of Idukki wild life sanctuary, located around 25 km from Idukki which provides an astonishing panoramic view of Muvattupuzha river and northern blue mountains. Underground Moolamattom power station is another attraction.
Thumbachi Calveri Samuchayam – a famous place to do meditation and Yoga. Calm, pleasant scenic ambience is perfect choice to relax and to enjoy sunset.
Kulamavu – another most visited hill station of Idukki dstrict, located at an altitude of 3000 feet above the sea level and an ideal place for adventures of trekking. Boat ride between Kulamavu and Cheruthoni is an amazing and thrilling experience last for last two hours. Kulamavu dam is another place of tourist visit.
Chellarkovl, Vandiperiyar, Munnar, Thekkady, Pothamedu, Devikulam, Ananmudi, Echo point, Lock heart gap, mattuetty, Chitrapuram, Murikkady, Kumily are the nearby famous hill stations. Anaimudi, Keezharkuthu waterfalls, Thommankuthu waterfalls, Ramakkalmedu, Painavu, Malankara reservoir and Mangala devi temple are other popular tourist destinations in Idukki.
How to reach Idukki
Cochin international airport is located sround 80 km from Idukk is the nearest airort to reach Idukki.
There is no railway station in Idukki. Kottayam railway station is located 133 km from Idukki.
State and private buses are well connecting Idukki to major districts of Kerala. Road sojourn is delightful mean to reach Idukki.
In Summer 22-40°C, In Winter 20-32°C, best visited throughout the year.