A Landlocked District, Idukki Is One Of The Most Nature Rich Areas
Of Kerala. High Ranges And Wooded Valleys Are Girded By Three Main
Rivers - Periyar, Thalayar And Thodupuzhayar And Their Tributaries.
The River Pamba Also Has It Origin Here. As A Tourist Destination,
Idukki Offers Diverse Attractions Like Wildlife Sanctuaries, Hill
Stations, Spice Plantation Tours Mountain Treks, Elephant Rides
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 closeby.
This sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola 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 Kulamavu - extends to 33 sq km.
variety found in this sanctuary
Animals - Elephant, Bison, Sambar Deer, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Tiger,
Wild Boar Etc.
Snakes - Cobra, Viper, Krait And A Number Of Non Poisonous Snakes
Birds - Jungle Foul, Myna, Laughing Thrush, Black Bulbul, Peafowl,
Woodpecker, Kingfisher Etc.
Nearest Airports are Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 140 Kms, Kochi (Nedumbassery
- 190 Km), Thiruvananthapuram (265 Kms).
Nearest Railway Station is Kumarakom 114 kms and Madurai station
is about 136 kms.
An excellent road network links the district to all major towns
and cities in india.
General Information & Accomdation info on Idukki city of Kerala - India