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         Idukki, a landlocked district, derives its name from the Malayalam word Idukku meaning a narrow gorge. Idukkis lush green foliage is streaked with sparkling silver lines painted by the rivers Periyar, Thalayar, Thodupuzhayar and a number of rivulets. It is estimated that over fifty percent of the total land in the district is covered with dense tropical forests. Idukki is the place to indulge in elephant rides, wildlife safaris, trekking, boating or simply to bask in the calmness of picturesque greenery. Idukki is truly the ultimate getaway into the tranquil realms of pristine nature.

Major attractions of Idukki Block

  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

    A land-locked district, Idukki is one of the most nature-rich areas of Kerala. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary here spreads over an area of 77 sq km in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of the district. Situated at an altitude of 450-748 m above sea level, this sanctuary occupies the forest land between the Cheruthoni and Periyar rivers. There is a scenic lake around the sanctuary, covered by an enchanting canopy of tropical ever-green and deciduous trees, and offers boat rides.

  • Idukki Arch Dam

    In the heart of the Idukki lies the 'IDUKKI DAM' - Asia's biggest Arch Dam of 555 feet height proudly standing between the two mountains - 'Kuravanmala' (839 meters) and 'Kurathimala' (925 meters ). This prestigeous project of our nation is situated in Idukki District and its underground Power House is located at Moolamattom which is about 19 kms from Thodupuzha. Idukki Dam is 43 kms away from Moolamattom.

  • Hill View Park

    Hill View Park is a natural garden located in the vicinity of the Idukki Arch Dam and Cheruthoni Dam. It is spread over an area of 8 acres of land and offers views of the surrounding Cheruthoni region and the entire Idukki region. The park is at a height of around 350 ft above dam water level and has a natural water body where pedal boating can be done.

  • Nadukani

    Nadukani, situated at an altitude of 3000 ft, is a charming hill station in Idukki District, Kerala. It is about 70 km from Thodupuzha and is in close proximity to Kulamavu. On the sunny day Nadukani offers a clear view of the areas extending to Thodupuzha. The northern side is filled with blue hills vying to touch the sky. The picture of the Muvattupuzha river that snakes its way down, joined by various tributaries will remain in your memory for a long time.

  • Palkulamedu

    Palkulamedu, is one of the most Ideal trekking locations in Idukki. A small fresh water pool at the top of the hill adds up another jewel to the enchanting beauty. Its due to this pool, the hill was awarded the name Pal-kulam-medu, which means a hill with pool of nutritious water in Malayalam (Milk, Pool, Hill respectively in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala)

  • Kulamavu

    Kulamavu dam lies in the vicinity of the Idukki dam. The beautiful lake and adjoining wilderness adds to the beauty of the place making it an ideal picnic spot. The area is also perfect for a trekking expedition or mountaineering. The location is also a vantage point offering panoramic views of the beautiful countryside.

  • Kalyanathandu

    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.

The Content is provided by the Block Panchayath Idukki, Idukki District, Kerala.