Idukki at a Glance
Quick look at some Idukki facts
Area: 5019 sq.km Population: 1,079,369 Altitude: 2200 m above sea level
Idukki is hill area with Western Ghats on east and other sides touching Ernakulam, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts. Idukki’s glamour lies in 1500 sq km Reserved Forests rich in flora and fauna.
Annamalai Temple: Idduki east. Chola style architecture. Under Archaeological Survey of India.
Thodupuzha: On the banks of Thodupuzha River. Trading town for plantation produces.
Malankara: 6 km from Thodupuzha. Artificial lake. Enchanting picnic outlet.
(1) Srikrishnaswamy Temple. Festival in March/April.
(2) Charakas Ayurveda Hospital.
Olamattom: 1.5 km from Thodupuzha. Unavappara Temple.
Mylamkombu: 8 km from Thodupuzha. St Thomas Church.
Kanikode: Few km from Thodupuzha. Nainar Mosque.
Cheruthoni: Away from Idduki’s centre point. Scenic and greenic. Owns a Reservoir and surrounds Idukki Arch Dam. The only arch dam in India.
Vagamon: Trekkers’ paradise. Pilgrimage. Nature trail.
Moolamattom: 40 km from Idukki. Amidst lovely forests. Famed for its underground Power House of Idukki Hydro Electric Project.
Peerumedu: Away from Idukki. Lovely hill station.
Kuttikkanam: Near Peerumedu. Plantation town Sahyadri Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Factory and Treatment Centre.
Thommankuthu Waterfalls: 38 km from Idukki. Thrill thrust waterfalls in enchanting picturesque location.
Thekkady: Away from Idukki.
(1) King of jungles with world acclaimed Wildlife Sanctuary. Almost all species of wildlife inhabited.
(2) Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Tribal Heritage Museum: Located near Wildlife Sanctuary.
Plantation Visits: To tea, coffee and spice plantations. KTDC arranges.
Tiger Spotting: Easy Spotting at Thekkady reserve forests.
Cats & Dogs: In Thekkady. Many species.
Fly Sky-high: Many birds on the banks of Periyar in Thekkady to fly high.
The Lake: In Thekkady. Bhating ghat for elephants.
Periyar: Close to Thekkady. Paradise to bird watchers. Large species of natives and migrants richly noticed.
Pullumedu: 43 km from Thekkady. Exciting hills. Lush green draped. Flora and fauna.
Munnar: At north end of Thekkady.
(1) South India’s most sought after Hill Resort. Highest peak of 8841 ft, south of Himalaya. Air is filtered by the gentle tea leaves as Munnar is abound in tea plantations. Paradise of honeymooners.
(2) Tea Museum and Tea Processing.
Eravikulam: Nearby Munnar. Eravikulam National Park. Good conservation of wildlife.
Anamudi: In Munnar. Highest Peak in South India. 2595 metre. Trekkung paradise.
Anthukad Falls: 8 km from Munnar. Anthukad Waterfalls. Provide mind-pricking experience.
Pothenmedu: 3 km from Munnar. Lofty cliff. Super scenic view.
Devikulam: 16 km from Munnar. Ideal hill station. Mineral water in Sitadevi Lake.
Cheeyapara: Little away from Anthukad Waterfalls. Cheeyapara Waterfalls.
Valara: Near Cheeyapara Falls. The nose-diving Falls to forested ravine below the road is a great attraction.
Maduptty Dam: In the circuit of Munnar. 160 ft high. Stretches several kilometers into the hills. Rewarding boat cruise.
Sethuparvathipuram: In the circuit of Munnar. Sethuparvathipuram Dam. 70 ft arch dam set in picturesque and serene ambiance with eucalyptus plantations in the backdrop.
Lockhar Gap: In the circuit of Munnar. A fine spot for birds’ view of Bison Valley and the surrounding hills.
Nyamakad Gap: In the circuit of Munnar. Breathtaking view of Tayaler Valley one side and Munnar Valley on the other.
Marayoor: 40 km from Munnar. The largest natural sandal plantation in Kerala. Marayoor’s fragrances travel to the toilets and make-up rooms all over the world.
Chinnar: 20 km from Marayoor. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Numerous species of wildlife.
Vandanmedu: 25 km from Kumily. Largest auction centre in the world for cardamom.