Tourist Place in Idukki

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, locating in Thekkady is the perfect example of nature's bounty with great scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. In this astounding location of Kerala, the Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as the most protected area for the elephants and the tigers. One of the most renowned national parks in South India, the Periyar National Park is set high at the Western Ghat ranges. The protected area is widespread along the area of 925 sq km (357 sq mi)....

  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique protected area located in the rain shadow region in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, adjoining Tamilnadu. The area is diverse in eco systems and rich in ethnic cultural heritage. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of grizzled giant squirrel, star tortoise, tufted grey langur, gaur, spotted deer, slender loris, wild elephant, crocodile, tiger, leopard and many a birds, insects and plants. There is an...

  • Vagamon

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    At a distance of 58 km from Idukki, 76 km from Kumarakom and 64 km from Kottayam, Vagamon is an enchanting hill station situated at an altitude of 1100 m in Idukki district on Kottayam-Idukki border. It is one of the ideal summer destinations in Kerala state and also one of the top places to visit in Kerala.

    At the foot hill of Western Ghats, Vagamon is surrounded by 3 hills namely, Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurisumala. Also known as the Scotland of Asia,...

  • Kumily

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    A major spice trading centre, Kumily is situated in the Cardamom Hills in Idukki district of Kerala. Tourists in large numbers visit through the year to stroll through its plantations and lured by the rustic appeal of the spice market in Kumily.
    Kumily boasts of lush greenery, waterfalls, spice gardens and wildlife reserves. The town is located close to other tourist destinations in Kerala and Tamil Nadu
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    The main tourist...

  • Mattupetty Dam

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    Nestled inside the hills of Munnar and very near to the Anamudi peak lies Mattupetty, the hill station at a height of 1,700 m. Mattupetty is located 13 km away from Munnar. Here you can enjoy the greenish valleys and feel the fabulous climate around. The main attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake here.

    The dam of Mattupetty is a storage concrete gravity dam. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water...

  • Attukal Waterfalls

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    It is one of the most beautiful destinations, which you should not miss while intending a trip to Munnar. Attukal extends the beauty of water falling from the top of the hill. The sight of the roaring water and the rolling hills around is something which you can never erase from your thoughts. It is one of the most attractive scenes that you can look at during your stay at Munnar.

    The place is also ideal for long trekking and hiking but assumes a cascading and roaring beauty...

  • Tea Plantation

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    Tea or Chai is the most widely drunk beverage in the whole world. The tea plant, Camellia Sansis, is a cultivated variety of a tree that has its origins in an area between India and China. There are three main varieties of the tea plant ¬ China, Assam, and Cambodia ¬ and a number of hybrids between the varieties. The China variety grows as high as nine feet (2.75 metres). It is a hardy plant able to withstand cold winters and has an economic life of at least 100 years.

    The...

  • Meesapulimala

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    The beauty of Meesapulimala has to be enjoyed through trekking. The 8 kilometre long trek from the Rhodovalley, 15 kilometres from Munnar town, offers the trekkers breathtaking views of the grasslands, rainforests and wildlife present at the high altitude. Rhodovalley is named thus due to the red rhododendron trees, which bloom here.

    Though the trek is long, it is average. The treks start from the campsite at the base of the first hill. From here it continues on to the...

  • Anamudi

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    Anamudi, the 2,695-m high mountain which stands tall in the Eravikulam National Park is the pride of Kerala. It is the highest point in India outside the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Anamudi, together with the Eravikulam Park, is home to one of the largest surviving populations of Asian elephants, Gaurs and the Nilgiri Tahrs. The mountain, covered with evergreen forests and inhabited by endemic flora and fauna and a vibrant avian life, is a paradise in the wild. The green forest is also the...

  • Mullaperiyar Dam

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    The Periyar Tiger Reserve covers the area inclusive of and around an artifical lake, created as a result of the construction of the Mullaperiyar Dam. The river and the dam are so called because the dam is located after the confluence of the Mullayar and Periyar rivers.

    The dam is 155 ft high and 1200 ft long. Its construction began in 1887 and was completed in 1895. The first dam, which was built by the British Corps of Royal Engineers, was washed away by floods. Thereafter, a...