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Idukki

  • Location: Kerala
  • Railway Station: Ernakulam
  • Airport: Cochin
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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.

The breathtaking views of Idukki mesmerize tourists of every age, be it, children or adults.

Travel Tips

  • Don't miss the Idukki arch dam as it will be open only on weekends and public holidays.
  • Avoid the monsoon season

Top Attractions in Idukki

Idukki Arch Dam

Idukki Arch Dam

Idukki Arch Dam is one of the largest arch dams in Asia constructed across Periyar river between 2 mountains, Kuravanmal...

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Anchuruli Waterfalls

Anchuruli Waterfalls

Anchuruli Tunnel is one of the wonders in Idukki district which brings water from Erattayar to Idukki arch dam.

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Ayyappancoil Hanging Bridge

Ayyappancoil Hanging Bridge

This is the one of the longest hanging bridges with Enchanting surroundings, located in Idukki district.

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Detailed Information

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.