Kattappana is a town which lies in the lap of the western ghats of Kerala. Kattappana is known as the spice capital of Kerala. This high range of the Idukki district is the commercial centre of the district. Spices like pepper, cardamom and pepper are trades here. Kattappana has several mountains, forests and wildlife around the area.
The exotic spice plantations are a excellent view from Kattappana. Kattappana has a cool climate almost all round the year. This ideal hill station has attracted several visitors. Travelers who visit Idukki Dam, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady and Munnar would like to visit Kattappana also on the way.
Kattappana can be easily accessible through road. There are several bus services to Kattappana. Other towns and cities nearby are Kottayam, Nedumkandam, Idukki, Mundakayam, Thodupuzha, Kanjirappally, Palai, Kumily, and Kothamangalam. It also has some well known educational institutions and hospitals. Madeira Residency, Maharaja Hotel, Royal Inn are some of the main hotels in Kattappana Idukki.
Kattappana is known as the commercial capital of Kerala high ranges. Kattappana is one of the primary producers of pepper in Kerala. In the 1980s there was an unprecedented boom in construction activities as a result of the increase in the pepper prices. The land value was also increased tremendously and it still remain to be high.