Kerala is undoubtedly a tourism state with numerous destinations. The greenery, valleys and hills are always special for visitors to Kerala. Idukki is one of the regions of popular for dense forest, hilly parts and beautiful valleys. The scenic beauty and serenity of this Indian tourist place is popular in the regions. Northern part is covered with Anamudi mountains and Eravikulam National Park is also located in this region. Neelakurinji (blue) flower blooms in valley are visible from the distance. Munnar is a honeymoon destination is another nearby spot known for sprawling tea plantations. Dam and Periyar National Park are few other attraction parts of this district. Average elevation of Idukki is 1,900 m from population is somewhere 11 lakhs.
Attraction in Idukki
Hill View Park
Specticular view of dam and green mountains from Hill View park is special spot here. This park serves as famous tourist spots of the region. People can enjoy diverse wildlife at this belt natural habitat place. Hill View park is just 23 km away from Idukki and placed as 1 spot of attraction.
35 km away from central place spotted as 2nd destination of Idukki. Once you reach Gavi you can also visit Periya tiger reserve that is just 14 km distant. This Indian tourist place is the heaven on earth listed best as quite spot of the world.
Idukki Arch Dam is next place to visit listed as 3rd destination. Though you have to cover the distance of 22 km from central part for Arch Dam. The height of dam is 550 feet and its best example of architectural genius. Surrounded greenery is breath-taking here.
Get some amazing local handicraft at Painavu. Its only 25 km away popular for silk and local clothes market. If you are moving towards Cheruthoni dam Painavu is the stop for you. This shopper paradise is listed at 4th tourist destination in Idukki.
Trekking to dense jungle and steep hill is possible here. However, Kulamavu dam is 30 km away from city centre and its famous for hiking and trekking. The enchanting surroundings gives this place as 5th tourist destination of Idukki. Dam is beautiful as well and view to valley from top is amazing experience for visitors.
The waterfall at 17 km distance from Thodupuzha lays is 6th tourism place of Idukki popular for captivating Falls that is the 7-step waterfall. Best for trekking and rock climbing also famous for other activities like boating, horse riding and fishing.
Another hill station of Idukki region at 25 km distance offers a bewitching view of hills. Muvattuphuza river is unique place here covered with scenic surrounding. Nadukani is the place where three rivers of Kerala meet and you can enjoy diverse fauna here as well.
14 km distant from city centre placed as 8th position for travellers. It is actually a small town spread in 50 sq. km area though you have to travel through Kumily and Munnar state highway. Anakkara is famous for spice plantations and amazing waterfalls.
This famous tiger reserve is only 32 km away from Idukki best spot for nature lovers and wildlife buffs. Forest department is having safari and jeep available for visitors. Enjoy the nature and wildlife closer.
Few other amazing places of this Indian tourist place are Keezharkuthu falls (35 km), Mangala Devi temple (19 km), Thumpachi Kalveri Samuchayam (35 km) and Murikaddy (14 km).
How to reach Idukki?
By Air: CIA (Cochin International Airport) is closest airport 98 km distance from Idukki. Air India, Indigo, Jet Airways, Spice-jet, and many other companies are having direct flight for spot.
By Road: This popular Indian tourist place is properly connected to major cities of the country. Alternatively, visitors can also drive from nearby cities such as Kottayam, Kollam, Kochi, Kattappana, Kumily, Munnar, Moolamattam, and Thodupuzha. KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates 8 units of bus services for Idukki. The best part of road journey to the spot is you will get beautiful landscape during the journey.
By Train: Theni is the closest railway station at 83 km distance properly linked with a rich rail network of the major cities such as Kodaikanal, Chennai, Palani, Banglore, etc.