Idukki District



Mist laden hills, enchanting valleys, gushing streams, cascades, rolling grasslands, sprawling plantations, colonial bungalows, exotic wildlife and many more such attractions, make Idukki really incredible. This landlocked district in Central Kerala is a unique destination for travellers. The hilly terrain, which has the highest point in South India- Anaimudi, offers ample scope for trekking and other adventure sports. It is one of the districts in Kerala with a predominant tribal population. With the world famous hill station, Munnar, as its crowning glory, Idukki also has numerous other places of interest that add to the destination value of the district.

Kerala's largest district, Idukki is one of the most nature-rich areas of the State. Here, highranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers  the  Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries.  Powering Kerala with one-third of the State's electricity, Idukki is also famous for its gigantic arch dam.  Predominantly populated by tribals,, an astonishing 50 percent of its total area is covered by forests.  As a tourist destination, the place offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc. Idukki's numerous trekking trails and spectacular landscape dotted with rich flora and fauna, makes it a dream destination for nature enthusiasts.

How to Reach

Airport-Nedumbaserry-124 km

Railway-Kottayam-113 Km.

Bus station-Kattappana-2 km

Nearby Tourist Destinations

Idukki Arch Dam

This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam 555 ft  in height and 650 ft.  in width,  proudly standing between the two mountains





Mullaperiyar Dam

155 ft high and 1200 ft long Mullaperiyar Dam, though was built in the year 1895 by the British Corps of Royal Engineer for facilitating irrigation in a few Tamil Nadu districts, has now become a good tourist spot in Kerala. It was then leased to the Tamil Nadu government… read more

Idukki Forest

This beautiful High range district of Kerala is geographically known for its Mountainous Hills and Dense Forests. For the people of Kerala, Idukki is always associated with Power Generation. About 66% of the State's Power needs come from the Hydroelectric Power Projects in Idukki. Idukki accounts for 12.9 percent of… read more

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Lying in Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district, Chinnar was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984. It is located in the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats. It is the second habitat for the endangered grizzled giant squirrel in India. With an area of 90.422 sq kms, Chinnar has… read more


Munnar,  affectionately called  as the Kashmir of South India,  is one of the main attractions that has contributed to Kerala's popularity as a travel destination among domestic as well as foreign travellers.  It is also Kerala's most popular hill station.  As the name hints, it is a land of three… read more

Eravikulam National Park

One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park.  Located about 15 kms. away from Munnar, this park is famous for its endangered inhabitant  The Nilgiri Tahr.  Spread over an area of 97 sq. k.m. ,this  national park is also home to several rare species of … read more


Another lush green area of interest, located about 13 kms. from Munnar town, is Mattupetty.  Situated at a height of 1700 m. above sea level, it  is a delight for nature lovers.  Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish.  Besides the lush green tea plantations, and the rolling grasslands, the… read more


The beautiful Chinnakanal waterfalls is situated 16 km. away from Munnar town.  Flowing from a height of 800 mtrs. the waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Encircled by the western ghats mountain range, the crystal clean water thundering down is a breathtaking view.  Popularly known as Power House Waterfalls,  it… read more

Top Station Munnar

Top Station is about 32 kms. from Munnar, at a height of 1700 mtrs above sea level and  appropriately named so.  It is the highest point on the Munnar  Kodaikanal route. This is the main abode of the highest tea plantations of India.  It takes about one hour to reach… read more


When you travel about 7 kms. from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. It is 22 kms. away from Munnar town. Best known for its tea plantations, dam and lake. Anayirangal lake and dam attract hundreds of tourists who arrives here to catch the rare sight of elephant herds quenching their thirst… read more

Mangala Devi Temple

Located 15 kms. from Thekkady., this famous ancient  temple hidden in the dense woods and set upon a hillock that stands about 1337 m. above sea level, is believed to be over 2000 years old. It is a classic example of temple architecture of ancient Kerala,. The long way through… read more

Thommankuthu Falls

Thommankuthu, 18 kms. away from Thodupuzha, is famous for its numerous waterfalls. The place is ideal for nature lovers. To enjoy the panoramic beauty, the best way is to undertake a trek that takes one to the top of the mountain, a nearly 12 km climb. Under the present circumstances,… read more


A traveller's itinerary to Kerala would never be complete without visiting Thekkady. Thekkady, in Idukki District of Kerala, located 4km from the town of Kumily, offers a great opportunity to find animal sightings in the deciduous forests along with some interesting luxury resorts. The very sound of the word Thekkady… read more

Marayur Hill Station

The rain-shadow village, Marayoor, located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, is just 40 kms. from Munnar. The place is blessed with natural beauty. This unique place is an ideal destination where tourism meets adventure. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy… read more


Expeience peace and quietness in Peerumedu  a hill station of outstanding natural beauty. Decades ago, Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint, lived  here and it was after him that the place earned the name Peerumedu or the Peer's valley. Once you are in Peerumedu, you will find that there would not… read more

Malankara Dam

This reservoir is an artificial lake situated on the Thodupuzha - Moolamattom Road. The reservoir is formed by the water flowing from the tail-gate of Moolamattom power house. It is about 6 km. from Thodupuzha town. Malankara is well connected by roads and served by frequent bus services. The irrigation… read more

Neelakurinji National Park

The Government of Kerala, in a noble initiative to protect the Neelakurinji and the unique biodiversity of the region, declared around 32 sq. km. area in the Kottakamboor and Vattavada villages in Munnar as the Neelakurinji National Park. The initiative was welcomed by conservationists and nature lovers from around the… read more

Idukki Arch Dam

This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam 555 ft  in height and 650 ft.  in width,  proudly standing between the two mountains - 'Kuravanmala' (839 meters) and 'Kurathimala' (925 meters ).   A prestigious project of our nation, its underground power house is located at Moolamattom, about 19… read more

Cheeyappara Waterfalls Munnar

Moving along the Cochin-Madurai highway in the direction of Munnar, you will reach the site of Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls. These falls are located between Adimali and Neriamangalam; on the way to Munnar. Thus the tourists who visit Munnar normally pay a visit to these sites as well. Surrounded by… read more

Kurangani Waterfalls Idukki

Kurangani Waterfalls is a small and unexplored but highly charming waterfall in the district of Idukki. Located at Adimali on the way to Munnar, the site is visited mainly by those tourists who come to Munnar. A wide-angled beauty of this waterfall can be viewed from the Adimali town itself.… read more

Chinnakanal Waterfalls

Chinnakanal waterfalls or Power House Waterfalls may not be as popular as Thommankuthu waterfalls in Idukki. However that does not mean that this is not an inferior one. You will surely enjoy visiting this fall that is located just 16 km away from Munnar, as it holds a unique charm… read more

Pambadum Shola

The Pambadum Shola National Park, which is home to several endangered species of flora and fauna, is the smallest national park in Kerala. Located in the eastern part of the South -Western Ghats, the area was declared a national park in 2003. About 132 hectares of land falls in the… read more

Tata Tea Museum Munnar

While visiting the charming streams and lofty green mountain ranges of Munnar, the most adorned spouse of God’s Own Country, you may forget yourself in its beauty. Looking at the mountain tops you may feel that they are touching the sky and when you look down on to the valleys… read more

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Harvest Fresh Farms is a Certified Organic fruit farm located in Lower Camp in the serene Cumbum Valley, Tamil Nadu, a short 15 min drive away from Thekkady. We welcome farm visits and Day trips where visitors can learn about Organic farming, feed the farm animals,

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