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Idukki in Kerala



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Sprawling over 5,061 sq. kms this district is marked by hills and valleys. The hills range from 2,500 to 5,000 feet. Idukki has 1,500 sq. kms of reserved forest rich in flora and fauna.



How to reach

By Air -  The nearest airport is the Cochin International airport, located at a distance of 132 kilometers.
By Rail - the nearest railway station is at Kottayam, 133 kilometers away.
By Road -  Idukki is reachable by roads as the place is well connected by a wide network of motorable roads. The national highway that passes through this place is NH-49.







 

Kochi - Idukki  Road drive
Highway - NH 85
Time - 2.6 hrs
Distance - 119 kms



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Places to see

Cheruthoni
It is the area sorrounding the Idukki arch dam and Cheruthoni dam. Idukki dam first of its kind in India is across the Periyar river between two granite hills. From painavu at a height of 3,917 ft one can see the sunrise, sunset and the surrounding  areas of Kochi. One can take a wildlife cruise from Cheruthoni to Kulamavu of 2 hours.

Moolamattom
40 kms from Idulli and 20 kms from Thodupuzha it has an underground power house of the Idukki hydro electric projects. Visitors are allowed in only after prior permisiion from KSEB office.

Peerumedu
75 kms from Kottayam and the summer palace of the Rajas of Travancore. It ia a hill station and an ideal place for rest en route to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls
18 kms from Thodupuzha they are an enchanting sight with scenic beauty and 7 waterfalls.

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
The Thattekkad bird sanctuary was set up in the year 1983 by the renowned ornithologist of India, Dr. Salim Ali. One can see the Blue winged parakeet, white-breasted water hen, rose-billed Roller, Hornbill etc here.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
60 kms from Idukki, The Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is home to the endangered species of the Giant grizzled squirrel. It is located at a height of 500-2400 meters above sea level.

Eravikulam National Park
15 kilometers from Munnar, this National park includes leopards, tigers, lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Langur etc.


 
Kerala - God's Own Country
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Ideal time to Visit - Anytime round the year.


Winters in December to March and monsoons in May are the best time to go to Kerala. The day time temperature is about 32 degrees and night temperature drops to the lowest of 20 degrees. The hottest months are April, May and June, where the temperature soars above 36 degrees with high humidity.
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