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Idukki (District)

   

Kerala District - Idukki
 

Abosut Idukki

Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers- Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar and their tributaries. It offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc.

Idukki Map
 

Idukki Facts and Figures
Area : 5019sq. km
Altitude : 2200 m above sea level.
Population : 1,079,369
 

How to Reach Idukki
Air : Nearest Airport: Madurai (Tamil Nadu): 140km, Kochi: 190km, Thiruvananthapuram: 265 km, Kozhikode: 315km, Chennai( Tamil Nadu): 570km.
Rail : Kottayam: 114 km (4 hrs), Madurai: 136km, Changanacherry: 93 km, Theni 60 km.
Road : Kottayam- Kumily 110 km, Munnar- Kumily 110 km, Madurai- Kumily 136km, Thiruvananthapuram- Kumily 265km, Thekkady- Kumily 4km, Kodaikanal- Kumily 149 km, Idukki- Kumily 65 km.
 

Idukki City
Thekkady
Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
Peermede
Wide vistas of tea, cardamon, rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops make Peermede an unforgettable experience.
Munnar
It is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
Periyar
Periyar wildlife sanctuary attracts a large number of wild life lovers, every year. This place is ideal for watching the animals in their natural habitat. The forest here, slopes into the man-made lake at the bottom of the hill. This lake serves as the waterhole for the animals and they come here to drink or take a dip. Elephants, Gaur, Sambhar and even tigers can be spotted here.
 

In and Around Idukki
Idukki Arch Dam
This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills. 550 ft. high and 650 ft. wide, the dam lies close to the Cheruthoni Barrage.
 

Wildlife in Idukki District
Periyar Tiger Reserve Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Eravikulam National Park Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
 

Stay in Idukki Hotels
Hotels in Thekkady
Hotel Taj Garden Retreat  

Hotels in Munnar
Hotel Club Mahindra Lake View Abad Copper castle Resort
Hotel Siena Village Hotel Tall Trees
   
Hotels in Periyar
Hotel Spice Village Hotel Taj Garden Retreat
 


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