Idukki is one of the largest hill stations in Kerala and also one of the most sought after destinations for tourists from all over the world.
- Location: Kerala
- Railway Station: Ernakulam
- Airport: Cochin
"Idukki offers a complete tourism package with many forests, waterfalls, dams, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, hiking trails and spice gardens."
Idukki lies in the Western Ghats of Kerala and is the second largest district in terms of area. It is well known for its mountainous hills and dense forests. The name Idukki has been derived from the Malayalam word 'Idukku' which means a narrow gorge.
The most popular attraction of this region is its huge arch dam that supplies one-third of electricity in Kerala. Munnar, the famous hill station in Kerala is also part of the Idukki district. There are many other tourist attractions in Idukki like Vagamon, Thekkady, Cheruthoni dam, Idukki wildlife sanctuary, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kanthalloor, etc.
- Don't miss the Idukki arch dam as it will be open only on weekends and public holidays.
- Avoid the monsoon season
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Idukki, a landlocked district, its valleys and ranges are encircled by 3 rivers- Thodupuzhayar, Periyar and Thalayar along with their tributaries. 50 percent of this district is covered by thick forests, which are inhabited by tribes. Idukki is a famous tourist destination and offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides, etc.
Idukki is the perfect vacation destination for both nature enthusiasts as well as adventure lovers.