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Idukki Tourism

Idukki is a hill station situation in the Western Ghats surrounded by mountains. Idukki is known for its hill stations and dense forests. The largest district of Kerala, Idukki is a land which is blessed by nature. Mountain peaks, high ranges, valleys, rivers, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries and plantations are a speciality of Idukki. The highest mountain peak in Kerala, Anamudi is in Idukki. Idukki has a huge population of tribal people. The main tribes are Muthuvan, Malayarayan, Mannan, Paliyan, Urali, Ulladan, Malavedan and Malampandaram.

Idukki arch dam is the world's second and Asia's first Arch Dam constructed across the hills of Kuravan and Kurathi.The major power generation for Kerala state is being done in Idukki. The dam is 650 feet length and 550 feet height. Two other dams in Idukki district are Kulamavu and Cheruthony. The Moolamattom Power House is another attraction of Idukki. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is situated near the Arch Dam.

Munnar, the most beautiful hill station of Kerala is situated in Kerala. Munnar is otherwise known as the Kashmir of South India. Munnar is popular for its tea plantations. Its beautiful mountain ranges and forest areas are mesmeric. Munnar has a number of tourist attractions. Munnar tea is a perfect blend of tea and is well known all over the world. Marayur, Mattupetty, Devikulam, Peerumade, Vandiperiyar, Eravikulam National Park, Rajamala are places of attraction near Munnar.

There are several areas of land in Idukki which are untouched by humans. Idukki Dam, Ramakkal, Sita Devi Lake, Cheeyappara Waterfall, Kurisumala Ashram, Kalvari Mount, Rajiv Gandhi Children's Park, Kulamavu Dam, Top Station, Thrissanku Hills, Painavu, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangala Devi Temple, Cheruthoni Dam, Thommankuthu Falls are some of the attractions of Idukki district.

Idukki has no railway lines. We can reach Idukki by road either by bus or by taxi. It is nearly 100 Km. from Kochi. The nearest airport to Idukki is the Nedumbassery International Airport.

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