Idukki


Overview & Fact File | Places to see | Accomodation.


Craggy mountains, dense forests, and green hummocks and hillocks make up the landscape of Idukki- the largest district in Kerala, which covers nearly 13% of the state’s total area. The dams on the Periyar River, numerous trekking trails, waterfalls and several viewpoints make Idukki the perfect place for an exciting holiday.

Much sought after for its wildlife treasures, tea plantations and a repository of rich spices, Idukki mesmerizes you with its beauty and discreet wilderness. Idukki owes its fertile soil to the three main rivers of the region - Periyar, Thalayar, Thodupuzhayar and their tributaries.

The River Pamba also has it origin here. The wildlife here is similar to that of Thekkady. One can see wildlife in abundance near the  Idukki Arch Dam. The Lake on the three sides of the sanctuary offers a panoramic view to the tourists.


Fact File
Area 5105.22sq kms
Population 11,29,221  
Best time to visit September to March
Temperature

20 – 28 Degree Celsius 

STD Code

04862

 


Attractions

Top Station

The highest point in Munnar, Top Station offers panoramic views of the countryside and the sprawling tea estates. The summit also offers clear views of the plains of Tamil Nadu and the edge of the Western Ghats.

Munnar

This idyllic hill station with sprawling green tea estates was the summer resort of the erstwhile British Administration in South India. Munnar, (Mun meaning three and aar meaning river) derives its names from the location it is situated at- at the convergence of three mountain streams- Muthirapuzha,...

Thommankuthu

Famed for its waterfalls, Thommankuthu is a seven step waterfall that drops from a height of 1500 m. at each step there is a cascade with a pool below it. The 12 km trek to the top of the falls is an exciting experience.

Peermede

The hills spread with tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus estates were once the summer retreat of Travancore Kings. The place seems to have derived its name from the Sufi saint Peer Mohammad, was apparently the first spice trader of the region. The places worth visiting in this quaint little...

Vagamon

A tranquil hill station that lies on the western edge of Idukki, and borders Kottayam, Vagamon is an exotic location with endless meadows and hills. Be it the rocky terrains or the flora and fauna in abundance, Vagamon has everything to make you feel in the midst of nature. Kurisumala (a Christian pilgrim...

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,Thekkady

Thekkady is famous for its wild life sanctuary which is home to elephants, sambhar deers, tigers, Nilgiri Langurs, lion-tailed macaques and gaurs. The sanctuary spread across an area of 777 sq kms was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. Conducted Boating tours across the Periyar River can offer a glimpse...

Tea Museum

A century old tea estate belonging to the Kannan Devan Hills Produce Company, houses India’s only tea museum. A burial urn from the second century BC, a 1905 tea roller, the Pelton wheel used in the power generation plant of the 1920’s, photographs, curios and centuries old artifacts are

Naadukani

Nadukani is a park, ideal for a one-day picnic. The word Naadu means Village and the word Kani means Sight. Like the name suggests, this park offers a panoramic view of the Village and the nearby places. A two-storeyed pavilion makes an ideal place for enjoying the landscape and beauty of nature.

Chithirapuram

About 10 kms from Munnar, Chithirapuram is simply picture perfect, with its main attractions being the old playgrounds, Pallyvasal Hydel Project and lush tea plantations. The hill town slumbers in the midst of its picturesque surroundings. A tour to Chithirapuram unveils its natural bounty and immense...

Eravikulam National Park

Spread over 97 sq km of land, the Eravikulam National Park holds the largest population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. It is also the abode of other animals such as small clawed otter, ruddy mongoose, Nilgiri Marten and dusky striped squirrel. The Neelakurinji flowers that cover the entire valley are...
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