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Places to visit

  Idukki Arch Dam
 

This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills.  550 ft. high and 650 ft. wide, the dam lies close to the Cheruthoni barrage.  To its west is the Kulamavu Dam.  Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located close by.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumbanchola taluks of Idukki district, spreading over 77 sq.km. and is about 450-748 m. above sea level.   The Idukki Reservoir formed by three dams - Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamanu - extends to 33 sq.km.

Hill View Park

True to its title it offers a panoramic view of a large area than one can experience from any high mountain park.  Scene of Wild elephants in their natural habital enthrills the visitor.  This park is situated adjacent to both Idukki Arch Dam and  Cheruthony Dam.  Spread over an area of 8 acres of land this aesthetically designed park has a natural water body at the hill top and pedal boating facility is available here.  The herbal garden and children's play area are added attractions.  A visit to this park makes Idukki visit a memorable one.

Nadukani

Nadukani is an ideal place for one-day picnickers.  As the name indicates, this park offers panoramic view of the a large area of the same and nearby districts.  A two-storyed pavilion makes an ideal place for enjoying the landscape and beauty of nature.

Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam

This is a picnic spot also ideal for mediation, relaxation and watching sunset and is located 35 km away from Thodupuzha.

Kulamavu

Damsight - trekking trail - view point

Painavu
Scenic beauty - trekking point - evergreen forest - District Headquarters
Cheruthoni

Idukki Arch Dam sight - aerial view of the reservoir - panoramic view - hill view park.

Kalliyanathandu

The aerial view of the Idukki reservoir, panoramic view of peaks and forests makes this a splendid tourist spot.  It is also an ideal place for mountain climbers and trekkers.

Malankara Reservoir (6 km from Thodupuzha)

Located on the Thodupuzha-Moolamattom road, this artificial lake is accessible by road. The reservoir is ideal for Boating and fishing.

Thommankuthu (17km from Thodupuzha)

The 7 steps waterfall here is much loved picnic spot. At each step there is a cascade and Pool beneath. Thommankuthu is an ideal place for adventure tourism.

Keezharkuthu (25 km from Thodupuzha)

The Rain Bow waterfalls, which cascade down a rock from a height of about 1500 m is a wonderful attraction of this spot. It can be seen through out the year in full swing. The forest around the spot is home to various medicinal plants. It is an ideal place for rock climbing, mountaineering and camp tracking.

Palkulamedu (12km from Idukki)

Kochi, Alappuzha and other nearby towns can be seen from this peeks which is located 3125 m above see level.

Kalvarimount (8 km from Idukki)
This is famous Pilgrims center on the way to Kattappana.

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Accessing Idukki

Air    
  Nearest Airports Distance from Idukki
  Nedumbasseri 160 km
  Madurai (Tamilnadu) 205 km
  Thiruvananthapuram 265 km
  Kozhikode 315 km
  Chennai (Tamilnadu) 570 km
Rail    
  Nearest Railwaystations Distance from Idukki
  Kottayam 114 km (4 hrs)
  Chenganachery 114 km (4 hrs)
  Ernakulam 160 km (4 hrs)
  Madurai (Tamilnadu) 195 km (5.5 hrs)
  Theni (Tamilnadu) 60 km (1.5 hrs)

Tourist Accommodation Facilities


  Name Tariff Range Fax Telephone
(STD:0486)
Email/ Website
  Maurya Monarch, Thodupuzha 350-950 222697/ 226797  
  Edassery Resorts, Kattappana 350-500 872712 872711
  Greenberg Holiday Resorts, Kulamavu 1000-2000 227295 224011/ 222315/ 259954/ 248080 greenberg@satyam.net.in
www.greenbergresorts.com
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