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Idukki Hill Station

Idukki is the second largest district in Kerala, covering 13 per cent of the State’s total area. About 97 per cent of the total land area of Idukki is covered in rugged mountains and dense forests. Three rivers, numerous trekking trails, extravagant views and a varied wildlife make it an outdoor enthusiast’s glee. Idukki is one of the major district of evergreen state of Kerala, most popularly known for its amazing mountainous hills, valleys and dense forests. The name Idukki is derived from a Malayalam word Idukki, which means ''narrow gorge''.
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Predominantly Idukki has a tribal population with 200 tribal settlements strewn all over the district in isolated hilly areas and dense forests. Get up close to the rugged yet captivating terrains of Idukki, one of the most popular Hill Stations in Kerala, and return rejuvenated from your Kerala tour vacation.

Attractions in Idukki

Idukki Arch Dam: The Periyar River flows through a gorge formed by two huge hills, Kuravan and Kurathi. The magnificent parabolic structure of one of Asia’s highest and first arch dams spans the gorge. The Idukki Arch Dam stabs deep into forested valley one side and an elongated placid reservoir on the other. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is another attractions which is located close by. It was constructed in 1969 for Idukki Electric Power Project and now it provides power, almost to the half of the Kerala state

Kalvary Mount : Kalvary Mount is located 35 kms from Thodupuzha. It offers a dazzling view of its picturesque surroundings – the vast Idukki reservoir and forested valleys and is a good place for trekking. During Lent, pilgrims climb up the hillock in a procession, and on Good Friday, they carry crosses to the hilltop. A significant place to visit in one of the most beautiful Kerala Hill Station, Idukki.

Thommankuthu : Thommankuthu is popular for its waterfall. These falls have been named after a tribal leader called ‘Thomban’, who was washed away near a waterfall. Later the name from Thommankuthu changed into Thommankuthu. The water falls from the height of 1500 m and is an admired tourist spot. The fall is of seven steps and at each step there is a cascade with a pool below it. The 12 km trek to the hilltop is an unforgettable experience.
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Idukki wildlife sanctuary: It has the famous Idukki wildlife sanctuary which houses mammals, Elephants, Bison, Sambar, Deer, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats, Tiger, Wild Boar, etc., rare reptiles like King cobra and thousands of non-poisonous snakes, birds include bulbul, peacock, woodpecker, kingfisher, laughing trush, etc., The sanctuary has got a large variety of flora and fauna. Major wildlife attractions include Herons, Egrets, Teals, hundreds of species rare birds, etc.

Nature seems to have showered all its bounties lavishly to the Idukki Hills in Kerala, which is why it is not to be missed by anyone on India tour.

Idukki is the second largest district in Kerala, covering 13 per cent of the State’s total area. About 97 per cent of the total land area of Idukki is covered in rugged mountains and dense forests. Three rivers, numerous trekking trails, extravagant views and a varied wildlife make it an outdoor enthusiast’s glee. Idukki is one of the major district of evergreen state of Kerala, most popularly known for its amazing mountainous hills, valleys and dense forests. The name Idukki is derived from a Malayalam word Idukki, which means ''narrow gorge''.

Predominantly Idukki has a tribal population with 200 tribal settlements strewn all over the district in isolated hilly areas and dense forests. Get up close to the rugged yet captivating terrains of Idukki, one of the most popular Hill Stations in Kerala, and return rejuvenated from your Kerala tour vacation.

Attractions in Idukki

Idukki Arch Dam: The Periyar River flows through a gorge formed by two huge hills, Kuravan and Kurathi. The magnificent parabolic structure of one of Asia’s highest and first arch dams spans the gorge. The Idukki Arch Dam stabs deep into forested valley one side and an elongated placid reservoir on the other. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is another attractions which is located close by. It was constructed in 1969 for Idukki Electric Power Project and now it provides power, almost to the half of the Kerala state

Kalvary Mount : Kalvary Mount is located 35 kms from Thodupuzha. It offers a dazzling view of its picturesque surroundings – the vast Idukki reservoir and forested valleys and is a good place for trekking. During Lent, pilgrims climb up the hillock in a procession, and on Good Friday, they carry crosses to the hilltop. A significant place to visit in one of the most beautiful Kerala Hill Station, Idukki.

Thommankuthu : Thommankuthu is popular for its waterfall. These falls have been named after a tribal leader called ‘Thomban’, who was washed away near a waterfall. Later the name from Thommankuthu changed into Thommankuthu. The water falls from the height of 1500 m and is an admired tourist spot. The fall is of seven steps and at each step there is a cascade with a pool below it. The 12 km trek to the hilltop is an unforgettable experience.
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Idukki wildlife sanctuary: It has the famous Idukki wildlife sanctuary which houses mammals, Elephants, Bison, Sambar, Deer, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats, Tiger, Wild Boar, etc., rare reptiles like King cobra and thousands of non-poisonous snakes, birds include bulbul, peacock, woodpecker, kingfisher, laughing trush, etc., The sanctuary has got a large variety of flora and fauna. Major wildlife attractions include Herons, Egrets, Teals, hundreds of species rare birds, etc.

Nature seems to have showered all its bounties lavishly to the Idukki Hills in Kerala, which is why it is not to be missed by anyone on India tour. Book Now