Dense forests and mountainous hills, hill resorts and wildlife sanctuaries, rubber plantations and tea factories, the versatility of natural beauty that Idukki offers is something that can rarely be found in any other place in the country. The tranquil beauty of this mountainous district of Kerala on the western ghats, make the district a common interest for romantic people.
Always fresh and green and fed by the three rivers Periyar, Thodupuzha, and Thalayar along with their tributaries, Idukki is a major tourist destination in Kerala. A treasure trove for world famous, best quality spices and home for tea plantations that cover the hills like a blanket of greenery, make Idukki a calm, tranquil and serene travel destination. You can read more about Kerala tour packages
Places to visit in Idukki:
- Idukki Arch Dam:
- Idukki wildlife sanctuary:
- Periyar wildlife sanctuary:
- Hill view park:
The Idukki Arch Dam is the most important places of interest in this region. The dam is built across the Periyar river, between the huge granite-rock made Kurathi mala hills and Kuravan mala. This arch dam is first of its kind in Asia and second in the entire world and is magnificent. It is 650 feet wide and 550 feet in height. The dam is home to a variety of wildlife and lush greenery.
The Idukki wildlife sanctuary is just adjacent to the Idukki arch dam. The vast forest region between Periyar and Cheruthoni rivers is home to a variety of flora and fauna. the lake in between adds to the beauty of the place.
Located in the Thekkady region, the 925 sq. km. vast Periyar wildlife sanctuary on the banks of the Periyar river is a must visit place here. The best part of this wildlife sanctuary is that even if you visit this place during monsoon, you will be able to visit it, as it remains open even in the monsoon. Check out Kerala wildlife tours
When you visit Idukki, you must visit a place from where you can enjoy the beauty of the entire region and the hill view park is the place that you should visit for that. This natural garden along with Cheruthoni and Idukki dams is located on top the hills and you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the top of this garden, with children’s play area and a lake for boating here.
Munnar is the most popular hill station in Idukki district. Hills covered with tea plantation and clouds touching the hilly roads re the most beautiful views that you will ever experience, when you are in Munnar.
Things to do in Idukki:
- Boating in the Lakes:
- Picnic by the waterfalls:
Trekking is a major attraction in Idukki. The hills are not too difficult and hence, perfect for casual trekkers. But, for that you must come to idukki during winter or summer as during monsoon, trekking is an absolute no!
Whether it is in the lake by the Idukki wildlife sanctuary or the water body atop the hill view park, boating is a common activity that you can expect.
Idukki is a hill station and is fed by the water of many rivers. Rainfall is also quite abundant in this district and hence, there are many waterfalls in Idukki. Going for a relaxed picnic by some waterfalls is a common activity in this region.
Hotels in Idukki:
From hill resorts to hotels to holiday homes, you will get a number of accommodation choices in all the popular tourist destinations across Idukki. Communication to all the places of interest is also quite easy from different parts of Idukki.
Top Attractions in Idukki
Amusement Parks Ayurveda Spa Boating Cycling Dam Elephant Safari Fishing Forest Gardens Hill Station Horse Riding Kerala Spices Lakes Mountains Stadiums Tea Gardens Tea Plantation Temples Trekking Waterfalls
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How to Reach in Idukki
- By Air : Kochi international airport is the nearest airport from Idukki and it is located 110 km away from Idukki
- By Train : The nearest railway station from the district of Idukki is Theni, which is about 60 km away from the city centre
- By Bus : Roads are smooth and well connected with various other major cities such as Ooty (276km), Kodaikanal (166km), Munnar (35km) and Coimbatore (192km)