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Idukki , Kerala

Kerala is God’s own country and for very good reason. The Idukki district in Kerala is one of the reasons why the state is called what it is. Idukki is dense forests, mountaineous hills and the glory of nature at every single part of it. It reminds you why there are times when you need a break. Just to go ahead and explore places such as these. The river Periyar flowing through this district makes a striking scenery all around it. It makes the land fertile and the place filled with flora and fauna which is bound to leave you absolutely speechless. A land not only beautiful but also aged, this district has evidence of human habitation as far back as the stone age. It truly is a place very difficult to resisit. Everyone would want a part of it. There is historical evidence to prove that from ancient time onwards ivory, teak, rosewood, sandalwood, peacock etc., were exported to foreign countries from here. Thus is was a very famous business centre during the old times as well. A place which has had prosperity throughout, it has also seen the falls and rises of many kings. Idukki is so full of places to explore that there is no way it can all be suggested. But a visit to the eildlife sanctuary will make you feel alive and thrilled again. The sanctuary arounf the Idukki reservoir isan example of how nature should actually be. The Iduki arch dam, Nadukani, Hill view, Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam, Kulamavu and Painavu are but some of the places that you should visit when in Idukki. There is so much more that you will definitely need to return.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 234 mm 1984feet 259.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Hill View Park


    "Hill View Park is a popular tourist attraction in Idukki and is known for offering panoramic views of the Cheruthoni and Idukki Dams. A well maintained park sprawling on an area of 8 acres, it is 1.5 Km from the Idukki town and at about 350 ft above the dam water level. \nNeatly constructed on a hillock, accommodation managed by KTDC is available and the tariff is also very economical. Don't forget to carry your binoculars and enjoy sighting animals like elephants, deers and bisons in their natural habitat."

    Hill View Park

  • Idukki Arch Dam


    "The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India, is a 168.91 m (554 ft) tall arch dam. The dam stands between the two mountains - Kuravanmala (839)m and Kurathimala (925) m. It was constructed and is owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. It supports a 780 MW hydroelectric power station in Moolamattom.\nIt is built on the Periyar River, in the ravine between the Kuravan and Kurathi Hills in Kerala, India. At 167.68 metres, it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia and third tallest arch dam. It started generating power on 4 October 1975.[1] Technically, the dam type is a concrete double, curvature parabolic, thin arc dam.[2]\nScenic view of Idukki Reservoir.\nThis dam was constructed along with two other dams at Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. Together, the three dams have created an artificial lake that is 60 sq kms in area. The stored water is used to produce electricity at the Moolamattom Power house, which is located inside nearby rocky caves. The Government of Canada aided in the building of the dam with long term loans and grants.[1]"

    Idukki Arch Dam

  • Keezharkuthu Falls


    "Keezharkuthu falls, also called as Rain Bow waterfalls is a must see place in Idukki district of Kerala. The waterfalls cascade down a rock from a height of about 1,500m. It can be witnessed throughout the year in full swing. \nThe surrounding forest of the waterfalls is the home of several medicinal plants. The spot is also ideal for enjoying adventurous activities like rock climbing, mountaineering and camp tracking."

    Keezharkuthu Falls

  • Nadukani


    "Vazhikkadavu is a small town in Nilambur taluk of Malappuram district, India. It is located on the CNG (Calicut-Nilambur-Gudalur) road 20 km north-east of Nilambur town. Just after Vazhikkadavu town the ghat road (known as Nadukani Churam) starts through forests leading to Nadukani (20 km away) in Nilgiris district. The Kerala-Tamil Nadu border is at about 10 km from Vazhikkadavu.The town has hotels , restaurants and shops open 24x7.\nThere are buses to Manjeri, Perinthalmanna, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thrissur, Thiruvanathapuram, etc.Moreover inter-state buses to Gudalur[disambiguation needed], Ooty, Mysore, Mandya, Hasan, Bangalore and Sulthan Bathery pass through Vazhikkadavu. Check posts of Sales tax, Forest and Motor Vehicle departments are also present here.\nThere is a huge demand for last many years for making Kozhikode - Nilambur - Ooty as National Highway.\nThe river Karakkodan puzha flows through Vazhikkadavu town and joins Maruthappuzha at Munda. Through the south-eastern part of Vazhikkadavu panchayath Punnappuzha flows. There are tarred roads from Vazhikkadavu to Karakkode, Vellakkatta, Poovathippoyil, Marutha (through Mamankara) and Nellikkuth (from Manimooli).\nManimooli is a developing town on the way to Vazhikadavu from Nilambur. There is a catholic church, a hospital and a post office . There are such bank, state bank of India, co-operative bank etc. Before the settlement of families as Vadasseril etc. the serene atmosphere of the region was dominated by the murmuring sound developed from the bamboo trees during the blow of wind, and thus the name occurred for the place. The soil is suspected to have the element gold, but no attempt made so far for the recovery."

    Nadukani

  • Painavu


    "Painavu is the headquarter of Idukki district and is popular among the tourists for serving as a stopover for the Idukki and Cheruthoni Dam, both of which are located merely 7 km from here."

    Painavu

  • Thommankuthu Falls


    "Thommankuthu (??????????????) is a very scenic waterfall near Thodupuzha, in the southern state of Kerala, India and is named after the great hunter, Mr. Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel, who let the world know of this beautiful waterfall in the jungle in the late 1920s. Thommachen also played a big part in the discovery of the site for the Idukki Dam. This panchayat, belonging to Thodupuzha Thaluk in Idukki District, is one of the major eco-tourism centres in Kerala. A song of the Malayalam movie Chattakaari was shot here."

    Thommankuthu Falls

  • Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam


    "Located approximately 35 km from Thodupuzha, Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam is a famous spot for meditation and relaxing. The cool and scenic ambiance is also perfect for enjoying sunsets."

    Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam

  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary


    "Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, (CWS), is located 18 km north of Marayoor on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor Panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala state in South India. It is one of twelve Wildlife Sanctuaries among the Protected areas of Kerala.[1]\nIt is under the jurisdiction of and contiguous with Eravikulam National Park to the south. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is to the north and Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary is to the east. It forms an integral part of the 1,187 km2 (458 sq mi) block of protected forests straddling the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in the Annamalai Hills.[2] The Western Ghats, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.[3]"

    Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

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