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...

  • Cheeyappara Waterfalls

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    Cheeyappara Waterfall is considered to be one of Kerala’s most gorgeous falls. This seven-stepped waterfall is between Neriamangalam and Adimali, along the national highway linking Cochin and Madurai. Thanks to its awe-inspiring beauty, this stunning fall attracts hordes of locals and tourists.

    Snugly ensconced in the bounty of nature, surrounded by luxuriant evergreen forests, Cheeyappara Waterfall cascades down from atop a massive rock, plunging down a height of 1,000...

  • Lakkam Waterfalls

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    Distance (From Munnar): 40 Kms
    Commonly Visited From: Marayoor
    Trip Duration (From Marayoor, Including Travel): 1 Hour
    Place Location: 1.5 Km From Marayoor
    Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
    Travel Tips: None

    At a distance of 40 km from Munnar & 1.5 kms from Marayoor, Lakkam Waterfalls is one of the popular falls around Munnar and a wonderful tourist attraction. It is situated between Rajamalai and Marayoor on Munnar - Udamalpet road.
    With...

  • Thommankuthu Waterfalls

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    Those who love to visit places with waterfalls, heavy streams, and natural beauty, then Thommankuthu is the best place where you can see all three at one place.

    Thommankuthu waterfalls is located in Idukki District of Kerala State. It comes under Kerala Forest Department, Kothamangalam Division, Kaliyar Range. Kannadiyaru is the name of the river flowing through Thommankuthu. It starts 20kms inside the Plakkulam forest area and flowing through the Kaliyar forest.
    It is...

  • Mangaladevi Temple

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    Mangaladevi Temple is a 1000-year-old temple inside the dense forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Made of huge pieces of granite, it stands at an altitude of 1337 m above the sea level.

    The temple is dedicated to the deity of Mangaladevi, who is also known as Kannaki. Even today, Kannaki remains as a symbol of the moral power that resides in an ordinary woman who is able to take on royalty because her cause is just.
    For centuries, Kannaki has remained a symbol of the...

  • Parunthumpara

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    Parunthumpara is a small village, located between Peermade and Thekkady. It is the charming place with huge extend of rock along with the abundant green grass, a hill point blessed with its natural beauty.

    Parunthumpara- Meaning of the Name

    The word ‘parunth’ in the local language means Eagle and ‘para’ means rock. It is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock because of a large area around the place is like an eagle. It is 6 km from Peermade, 25 km from...

  • Cheruthoni Dam

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    Cheruthoni Dam is a picnic spot in the Idukki District of the state of Kerala. Cheruthoni is a small village in the Idukki District Cheruthoni river is a tributary of the longest river of Kerala Periyar River. Place for holidays provide you Popular Travel Destinations in india.

    Constructed in 1976, the largest concrete gravity dam in Kerala, Cheruthoni, is located close to Idukki Arch Dam. Built across the Periyar River, it is also the third highest dam in India. You can reach...

  • Carmelagiri Elephant Park

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    Cheruthoni Dam is a picnic spot in the Idukki District of the state of Kerala. Cheruthoni is a small village in the Idukki District Cheruthoni river is a tributary of the longest river of Kerala Periyar River. Place for holidays provide you Popular Travel Destinations in india.

    Constructed in 1976, the largest concrete gravity dam in Kerala, Cheruthoni, is located close to Idukki Arch Dam. Built across the Periyar River, it is also the third highest dam in India. You can reach...

  • Anayirankal Dam

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    Anayirankal dam, now a major attraction at Munnar is a place that is so abundantly blessed by nature that it now ranks high among the places that are unavoidable on one’s visit to Munnar. This famous tourist destination lies not far, at a distance of about 7 km from The Wind Munnar – Munnar’s premium cliff edge cottage. The place is bordered by thick evergreen forests and tea plantations. Thus, Anayirankal dam wears the prime colour of nature all around attracting many nature lovers....

  • Pothamedu View Point

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    Pothamedu View PointSet amidst wonderful tea and coffee plantations, the Pothamedu View Point is a fantastic tourist destination offering a brilliant panoramic view of the heavenly Munnar. The View Point is the popular spot for trekking, hiking and nature exploration. The weather remains exceptionally pleasant and charming sceneries all over make the place stand out for picnic and relaxation.

    Also if the skies are clear, one can have a spectacular view of the Idukki Arch Dam,...

  • Echo Point

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    Echo Point Overview

    Located at a distance of about 15 kilometers from Munnar, the scenic beauty of Echo Point is quite captivating. As the name suggests, this place is well known for its enthralling illustration of the phenomenon of echoing. This picturesque destination is located right in the lap of a quaint lake and lush green mountains, which make it a visual treat for one and all.

    The unique beauty of the Echo Point marks the confluence of...

  • Hill View Park

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    Idukki and Cheruthoni Dams in Idukki district, Kerala, India are the most popular tourist attractions of the state. Of which Idukki Dam is still popular since it's the biggest arch dam of Asia with an amazing height of 550 ft.

    These days both Idukki and Cheruthoni Dam will not be always kept opened for the visitors coming from nearby area and other parts of the country. People would get the opportunity of walking along the dam top only on the festival and vacation...

  • Eravikulam National Park

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    It is an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of high elevation shola-grassland ecosystem. Visitors are taken to Rajamalai in forest dept vehicles and given an opportunity to see all this. Private vehicles are not allowed here. The National Park is usually closed at the time of calving of Nilgiri Tahr which is usually during the early months of every year.

    A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrious), the Eravikulam...

  • Ramakalmedu

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    Located in Idukki district of Kerala, Ramakalmedu is about 40 km from Thekkady, which is one of the popular wildlife destinations in Kerala. Traveling on the Thekkady-Munnar road, one can reach the captivating hills of Ramakalmedu in the Western Ghats, which is about 16 km from Nedumkandam.

    The place gets its name from the impressions of the feet found on the rock surface here, which is believed to be of Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as told in the Indian epic...

  • Suryanelli Camp

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    Set against a large shola forest - high altitude cloud forest - and against the backdrop of the peak they call ‘Phantom’s Head’, the Suryanelli camp is a self contained camp. The camp has 16 large cottage tents – all furnished with large cots and comfortable mattresses, 4 large windows . There is a large gazebo, where you can join in for the nightly camp fire and dinner on order - one would say an ideal meeting ground for adventurers to spin yarns at the end of a hectic day spent...

  • Anchuruli

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    Anchuruli, an extension of Idukki dam is a wonderful picnic spot at Idukki, Kattappana. From where one can view the picturesque catchments area of the Idukki dam. The name ‘Anchuruli’ five vessels. The name Anchuruli is derived from five small hills visible in water when the water level is low and these hills looks like five inverted vessels. Anchuruli provides a bewitching and awesome view of nature. The awesome atmosphere with only sounds of birds, streams and waterfalls, obviously makes...

  • Pallivasal Dam

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    Pallivasal is located 8 km from Munnar in Idukki district, Kerala. This is the site of the first Hydro-Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty.

    Getting there

    Nearest railway station: Kaduthuruthy, about 71 km away

    Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 108 km away

  • Panchalimedu

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    Panchalimedu is one of the beautiful hill stations in the Idukki district of Kerala, God’s Own Country. The cool climate and refreshing breeze is a specialty here. The place offers an ethereal atmosphere. This place has an enchanting set of hills, which refreshes the body and mind.

    Story Behind the Place Name: Panchalimedu
    According to legends, ‘Pandavas’ (heroes of the epic – Mahabharata) stayed at this place, during their exile from the Kingdom...

  • Kalyanathandu

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    Kalyanathandu with its vast watery expanses and the distant blue hills kissing the skies is surely a paradise on earth. Just climb down the hill and there is the forest, rich in a variety of flora and fauna. From a top Kalyanathandu, the view across the land is breath taking. If one is fortunate enough, he might see elephants crossing the river.

    A perfect location for trekking as the trek through the lovely, dark and deep woods is quite an experience. There still lie...

  • Mathikettan Shola National Park

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    The name of the park has been derived from a Tamil term which literally refers to ‘mind confuser’. It has been so named as the paths inside the forest are quite confusing according to the local folks. The local people attribute its name to the fact that one who enters the dense forests in the Park can easily get lost.
    The park is home to beautiful and rare animals like Tigers, Panthers, Elephants, Giant grizzled squirrel, Flying squirrels, Spotted deer and Nilgiri tahr.
    The...