Idukki"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Idukki Arch Dam - Idukki Arch Dam, a hydroelectric project, is built across the Periyar River. The project comprises an underground power generator, 20 small and big dams, five rivers and some underground tunnels. It is situated between two mountains, the Kuravan and the Kurathi hills, and is considered Asia's first and the world's second arch dam. The dam is at a height of 550 ft and has a width of 650 ft. It lies close to the Cheruthoni Barrage. Tourists can also visit the nearby Kulamavu Dam and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.

                   

    Ramakkalmedu - Ramakkalmedu is a hill station located in the Idukki District. It is situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu state border and is home to numerous attractions, such as the Periyar Tiger Forest, Munnar, Kuttikanam, Parunthumpara and spice farms. The name of this site is a combination of the three words 'Ram', 'Kal' and ‘Medu’, meaning Lord Rama, rock and land, respectively. It is believed that Lord Rama visited this place when he was searching for his wife Sita, who was abducted by the king of Lanka, Ravana. During his search, Lord Rama set foot on the tallest rock to look for Sita. This same rock was named as Ramakkal, which eventually came to be known as Ramakkalmedu. This place also provides beautiful views of the sun rising in the eastern hills and setting on the western mountains. The mountains located adjacent to the site are surrounded by thick evergreen forests that serve as a natural habitat to various birds and animals. It is recorded that the wind effect of this site is the maximum in Asia as the wind gusts into the hills at a high speed and at very high pressure. The average speed of the wind is around 25 km/hour. Situated at an altitude of around 3560 ft from the sea level, the area is popular for trekking, hiking, paragliding and camping.

     

    Thommankuthu Falls - The Thommankuthu Falls is named after Thomman, a tribal leader, who fell into this waterfall while crossing the river. Known as the Seven Steps Waterfall, this fall has a pool and a cascade after each step. It is located at a distance of around 17 km from Thodupuzha town and has a height of around 1500 m. It is dotted with numerous caves and thick forests and is considered ideal for various activities like rock climbing, camping and trekking. Boating, horse riding and fishing can also be done. The Thommankuthu Falls can be reached by taxis or through state operated buses that are easily available.

     

    Kulamavu Dam - Kulamavu Dam is one of the major power projects operating on the River Periyar, the largest river in Kerala. The project is funded by the Government of Canada and is supported by the waters of the Cheruthoni and Idukki dams. The water of the dam is directed through a power tunnel that runs on two underground pressure shafts. After passing through these shafts, the water reaches an underground power station that is located in the Muvattupuzha Valley. The power house of the plant has a capacity of generating around 780 MW per day, comprising six units of 130 MW each. The potential head on which the project operates is at a height of around 2,500 ft above sea level.

     

    Kalvari Mount - Kalvari Mount, also known as the Calvary Mount, lies in the vicinity of Thekkady, on the way to Kattappana. The mountain provides beautiful views of the Idukki Reservoir as well as the two prominent tribal villages of the region, namely Kamakshy and Mariyapuram. Elephants can also be seen roaming in the forests, near the foothill. The Malankara Dam, Idukki Hydroelectric Project and Nadukani and numerous tea gardens are present in its vicinity.

     

    Nadukani - Nadukani, a popular picnic spot, is at an elevation of around 3000 ft above sea level. The site offers views of the Blue Mountains on one side and River Muvattupuzha on the other side.

     

    Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary - The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary was established by Dr. Salim Ali, a renowned ornithologist of India, in 1983. It is situated in the Kothamangalam region of the Idukki District and is home to around 500 species of rare birds. It is covered with thick tropical deciduous and evergreen forests and spreads over an area of 25 sq km. The tributaries of the Periyar River are the prime source of water for animals residing in the sanctuary. Numerous species of bee-eater, jungle fowl, black-winged kite, falcon-grey, shrike, crimson-throated barbet, Ceylon frog moth and sun bird can be spotted inside the sanctuary. The region is also home to night heron, white-breasted water hen, blue-winged parakeet, rose-billed roller and hornbill. It is a habitat for around 28 species of animals and many species of reptiles, making it an ideal site for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

     

    Cheruthoni Dam - The Cheruthoni Dam is built across the Cheruthoni River, which is one of the major tributaries of the Periyar River. The dam supplies hydroelectric power to the region. Vazhathope, Karimban, Thadiyanpadu, Manjappara and Maniyarankudi villages are located close to this dam.

     

    Painavu - Painavu is the district headquarters of the Idukki District and is renowned for its beautiful natural surroundings. The Cheruthoni Dam lies on the way to Painavu. The site attracts a lot of trekkers.

     

    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. The park, constructed on a hillock, is operated and managed by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). Various animals like elephant, deer and bison can be spotted in the park. The herbal garden and children's play area are the latest attractions of the park.

     

    Kurinjimala Sanctuary - The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is famous for the Neelakurinji, a blue flower that grows in abundance in the Idduki and Munnar regions. The name of the sanctuary is derived from the word Kurinjimala, which means the mountain of Kurinji flowers. The forest department organises a Neelakurinji Festival in the month of October, every year. The sanctuary is located in the Idukki region and is amongst the protected areas. It offers shelter to endangered animals like tiger and niligiri thar. The grizzled giant squirrel, Nilgiri wood-pigeon, elephant, sambar deer, gaur and pigeon can also be spotted in the sanctuary.

     

    Palkulamedu - Palkulamedu is located at a distance of around 12 km from Idukki and is popular for providing beautiful views of Kochi, Alappuzha and other nearby towns. It is situated at an elevation of around 3125 m above sea level and is entirely covered with thick and dense forests.

     

    Keezharkuthu Falls - The Keezharkuthu Falls is at a height of about 1500 m and is located amidst thick and lush green forests. Various kinds of medicinal plants are grown here and are used for preparing ayurvedic medicines. This site is considered ideal for mountaineering, rock climbing and camp tracking.

     

    Thrissanku Hills - Thrissanku Hills situated at about 500 m from Kuttikanam and 4 km from Peermade is a popular hill station with serene and peaceful surroundings. Unlike other hill stations, this place is best known for the numerous untouched walking trails on the hills which are best sunset view points. The wonderful scenery surrounding the hills makes it a preferred family picnic spot. Tourists visiting Thrissanku hills can also visit the adjacent Peeru hills known for its beauty and serene atmosphere. Mausoleum of Sufi Saint, Diwan's residence and the summer palace belonging to the royal family can be seen from the hills. Thrissanku hills and Peeru hills are also well-known for trekking and mountain biking. Even beginners can enjoy trekking these hills as the path is very safe. If you love photography then it is the right place to capture some wonderful pictures of nature. Summers, during which the weather remains pleasant, is the right time to visit the hill station.

     

    Peermede - Peermede is a hill station, located south of the Idukki District and in the midst of the Cardomom hills of the Western Ghats. The region is renowned for the production of various kinds of spices. The name of the destination is derived from the name of a Sufi Saint, Peer Mohammad. The region offers beautiful views of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations, situated close to waterfalls, sculptural rocks and meadows. Tourists visiting the destination can also visit monuments like the Summer Residence of a royal family that has been converted into a government guest-house. The Kuttikkanam, Thrissanku hills, Peeru hills and Gampi are some of the popular attractions of the region. These sites are frequented for its rocky plains, lush green hillsides, thick and deep evergreen forests and various trekking trails. Pattumala is one of the lofty peaks in the region that has various little streams and tea plantations. The site also has the Velankanni Matha Church, built of granite stones. The flower garden located in the vicinity of the church offers a variety of flowers like rose, orchid and anthuria.

     

    Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary - Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Thodupuzha and the Udumbanchola taluks of Idukki. The sanctuary is at a height ranging between 450 m to 748 m above sea level and spreads over an area of about 77 sq km. The reservoir, located in the sanctuary, is the prime water source and is formed by three dams, namely Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamanu, covering up to 33 sq km area. The sanctuary is home to wild animals such as Indian bison, boar, wild dog, jungle cat, elephant, deer and bear. It is also inhabited by various poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. It is also a habitat to a number of birds like woodpecker, laughing thrush, black-bulbul, myna, jungle fowl, kingfisher and peafowl. This sanctuary is surrounded by dense tropical evergreen forests, leaf shedding forests, tropical semi-evergreen forests and meadows. White-pine, kuntherekkapine, cheeni, rosewood, vayana, bhadraksham, pali and meadows of rolling grass are also found in the sanctuary.

     

    Mangala Devi Temple - Mangala Devi Temple is an ancient shrine located at a distance of around 15 km from Thekkady. Hidden by dense forests and hills, the shrine is situated on the top of a peak that is around 1337 m above sea level. This temple represents the traditional Kerala style of architecture. The temple is popular for the special pujas performed on the day of Chitra Pournami.

     

    Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam - Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam is amongst the most popular picnic spots located within Idukki. Besides being an ideal site for meditation and relaxation, the site offers beautiful views of sunrise and sunset.

     

    Malankara Reservoir - The Malankara Reservoir is situated at a distance of around 6 km from Thodupuzha. This artificial lake is considered ideal for boating and fishing. The site is backed by a tail-gate of the Moolamattom Power House, constructed for managing the water of the Malankara Dam and the Malankara Reservoir. It spreads over an area of around 11 km and is part of the Muvattupuzha Valley. Tourists visiting the site can also spend time at the Kudayathoor Hills, Elaveezhapoonjira Waterfalls, Nadukani, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary and Cheruthoni Dam.

     

    Pothamadu - Pothamadu is known for its rich plantations of cardamom, tea and coffee. It is situated in the vicinity of Munnar and on the rolling hills which has thick evergreen forest cover.

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  • Hotels of Idukki

    Green Berg Holiday Resort, Idukki

    Nadukani Kulamavu

    Green Berg Holiday Resort, Idukki Greenberg Resorts is an excellent property for a holiday retreat. It is set within its uniquely landscaped design, it is ideal place for guests to explore or simply relax. Placed amidst

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    Marikar Resort, Idukki

    Mile Chithirapuram

    Marikar Resort, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Green Mansions, Idukki

    Kerala Forest

    Green Mansions, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Pepper County, Idukki

    Amaravathy

    Pepper County, Idukki Pepper County, Idukki is Located approximately at a distance of 1 km from the Kumily Bus Stand. Guests can plan to visit attractions such as Mangala Devi Temple (11 km) and Elephant Junction (4 km).

    3,200.00 Avg/night

    Summer Sand Hill Resort And Ayurvedic Centre, Idukki

    Kolahalamedu

    Summer Sand Hill Resort And Ayurvedic Centre, Idukki Adraks Summer Sand Hill Resort, Idukki is an exquisite eco friendly jungle getaway for global vacationers. Wrapped in the luxury of tropical rain forests, one can dwel

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    Edassery Resorts, Idukki

    Kumily Road

    Edassery Resorts, Idukki Edassery Resorts is located at Kumily road, Idduki district. St.George church (Approx. 3km), and Darussalam Juma Masjid (Approx. 1km) are two important religious destinations found at the vicinit

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    Chandana Residency, Idukki

    Udumalpet Road

    Chandana Residency, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

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    Coffee Camp, Idukki

    Vazhavara

    Coffee Camp, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

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    Chandana Annexe, Idukki

    Marayoor

    Chandana Annexe, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

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    Punarjani Resorts, Idukki

    Ramakkalmedu

    Punarjani Resorts, Idukki Punarjani Resorts is located in Ramakkalmedu area of Idukki. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this resort is near the picturesque Ramakkalmedu Viewpoint. From nature walks to adrena

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    Mountain View Resort, Idukki

    Fousiya Manzil

    Mountain View Resort, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

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    Kailas Homestay, Idukki

    Puthuparambil House

    Kailas Homestay, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

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    Chandana Herbal Palace, Idukki

    Udumalpet Road

    Chandana Herbal Palace, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prope

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    Dewalokam Resort, Idukki

    Koduveli PO

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    Sree Krishna Homestay, Idukki

    Puthenkandathil

    Sree Krishna Homestay, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This proper

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    Ananya Hill Resort, Idukki

    Vagamon

    Ananya Hill Resort, Idukki offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

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    Moonlit Regency Hotel, Idukki

    4lane Junction

    Moonlit Regency Hotel, Idukki Moonlit Regency Hotel, is 4-star property in Idukki. The nearest railway station-Aluva is 52 kilometers, while Cochin International Airport is 52 kilometer away from the hotel. Some of the a

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    Green View Home Stay, Idukki

    Thekkady Bypass Road

    Green View Home Stay, Idukki Green View Homestay is located at a distance of 1 km from Kumily Bus Stand. Some of the prominent attractions include Attukal Waterfalls (83 km), Devikulam (98 km), Eravikulam National Park

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    Pearl Royal Hotel, Idukki

    Near K.S.R.T.C Bus Station

    Pearl Royal Hotel, Idukki Pearl Royal is a budget property located at a distance of 0.1 km from KSRTC Bus Depot and 1 km from the Muthaliyarmadom Temple. Places of interest include Sree RamaKrishna Ayurveda Yogasramam (1

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    Jaanis Jungle Villa, Idukki

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    Idukki Arch Dam - Idukki Arch Dam, a hydroelectric project, is built across the Periyar River. The project comprises an underground power generator, 20 small and big dams, five rivers and some underground tunnels. It is situated between two mountains, the Kuravan and the Kurathi hills, and is considered Asia's first and the world's second arch dam. The dam is at a height of 550 ft and has a width of 650 ft. It lies close to the Cheruthoni Barrage. Tourists can also visit the nearby Kulamavu Dam and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.

                   

    Ramakkalmedu - Ramakkalmedu is a hill station located in the Idukki District. It is situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu state border and is home to numerous attractions, such as the Periyar Tiger Forest, Munnar, Kuttikanam, Parunthumpara and spice farms. The name of this site is a combination of the three words 'Ram', 'Kal' and ‘Medu’, meaning Lord Rama, rock and land, respectively. It is believed that Lord Rama visited this place when he was searching for his wife Sita, who was abducted by the king of Lanka, Ravana. During his search, Lord Rama set foot on the tallest rock to look for Sita. This same rock was named as Ramakkal, which eventually came to be known as Ramakkalmedu. This place also provides beautiful views of the sun rising in the eastern hills and setting on the western mountains. The mountains located adjacent to the site are surrounded by thick evergreen forests that serve as a natural habitat to various birds and animals. It is recorded that the wind effect of this site is the maximum in Asia as the wind gusts into the hills at a high speed and at very high pressure. The average speed of the wind is around 25 km/hour. Situated at an altitude of around 3560 ft from the sea level, the area is popular for trekking, hiking, paragliding and camping.

     

    Thommankuthu Falls - The Thommankuthu Falls is named after Thomman, a tribal leader, who fell into this waterfall while crossing the river. Known as the Seven Steps Waterfall, this fall has a pool and a cascade after each step. It is located at a distance of around 17 km from Thodupuzha town and has a height of around 1500 m. It is dotted with numerous caves and thick forests and is considered ideal for various activities like rock climbing, camping and trekking. Boating, horse riding and fishing can also be done. The Thommankuthu Falls can be reached by taxis or through state operated buses that are easily available.

     

    Kulamavu Dam - Kulamavu Dam is one of the major power projects operating on the River Periyar, the largest river in Kerala. The project is funded by the Government of Canada and is supported by the waters of the Cheruthoni and Idukki dams. The water of the dam is directed through a power tunnel that runs on two underground pressure shafts. After passing through these shafts, the water reaches an underground power station that is located in the Muvattupuzha Valley. The power house of the plant has a capacity of generating around 780 MW per day, comprising six units of 130 MW each. The potential head on which the project operates is at a height of around 2,500 ft above sea level.

     

    Kalvari Mount - Kalvari Mount, also known as the Calvary Mount, lies in the vicinity of Thekkady, on the way to Kattappana. The mountain provides beautiful views of the Idukki Reservoir as well as the two prominent tribal villages of the region, namely Kamakshy and Mariyapuram. Elephants can also be seen roaming in the forests, near the foothill. The Malankara Dam, Idukki Hydroelectric Project and Nadukani and numerous tea gardens are present in its vicinity.

     

    Nadukani - Nadukani, a popular picnic spot, is at an elevation of around 3000 ft above sea level. The site offers views of the Blue Mountains on one side and River Muvattupuzha on the other side.

     

    Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary - The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary was established by Dr. Salim Ali, a renowned ornithologist of India, in 1983. It is situated in the Kothamangalam region of the Idukki District and is home to around 500 species of rare birds. It is covered with thick tropical deciduous and evergreen forests and spreads over an area of 25 sq km. The tributaries of the Periyar River are the prime source of water for animals residing in the sanctuary. Numerous species of bee-eater, jungle fowl, black-winged kite, falcon-grey, shrike, crimson-throated barbet, Ceylon frog moth and sun bird can be spotted inside the sanctuary. The region is also home to night heron, white-breasted water hen, blue-winged parakeet, rose-billed roller and hornbill. It is a habitat for around 28 species of animals and many species of reptiles, making it an ideal site for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

     

    Cheruthoni Dam - The Cheruthoni Dam is built across the Cheruthoni River, which is one of the major tributaries of the Periyar River. The dam supplies hydroelectric power to the region. Vazhathope, Karimban, Thadiyanpadu, Manjappara and Maniyarankudi villages are located close to this dam.

     

    Painavu - Painavu is the district headquarters of the Idukki District and is renowned for its beautiful natural surroundings. The Cheruthoni Dam lies on the way to Painavu. The site attracts a lot of trekkers.

     

    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. The park, constructed on a hillock, is operated and managed by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). Various animals like elephant, deer and bison can be spotted in the park. The herbal garden and children's play area are the latest attractions of the park.

     

    Kurinjimala Sanctuary - The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is famous for the Neelakurinji, a blue flower that grows in abundance in the Idduki and Munnar regions. The name of the sanctuary is derived from the word Kurinjimala, which means the mountain of Kurinji flowers. The forest department organises a Neelakurinji Festival in the month of October, every year. The sanctuary is located in the Idukki region and is amongst the protected areas. It offers shelter to endangered animals like tiger and niligiri thar. The grizzled giant squirrel, Nilgiri wood-pigeon, elephant, sambar deer, gaur and pigeon can also be spotted in the sanctuary.

     

    Palkulamedu - Palkulamedu is located at a distance of around 12 km from Idukki and is popular for providing beautiful views of Kochi, Alappuzha and other nearby towns. It is situated at an elevation of around 3125 m above sea level and is entirely covered with thick and dense forests.

     

    Keezharkuthu Falls - The Keezharkuthu Falls is at a height of about 1500 m and is located amidst thick and lush green forests. Various kinds of medicinal plants are grown here and are used for preparing ayurvedic medicines. This site is considered ideal for mountaineering, rock climbing and camp tracking.

     

    Thrissanku Hills - Thrissanku Hills situated at about 500 m from Kuttikanam and 4 km from Peermade is a popular hill station with serene and peaceful surroundings. Unlike other hill stations, this place is best known for the numerous untouched walking trails on the hills which are best sunset view points. The wonderful scenery surrounding the hills makes it a preferred family picnic spot. Tourists visiting Thrissanku hills can also visit the adjacent Peeru hills known for its beauty and serene atmosphere. Mausoleum of Sufi Saint, Diwan's residence and the summer palace belonging to the royal family can be seen from the hills. Thrissanku hills and Peeru hills are also well-known for trekking and mountain biking. Even beginners can enjoy trekking these hills as the path is very safe. If you love photography then it is the right place to capture some wonderful pictures of nature. Summers, during which the weather remains pleasant, is the right time to visit the hill station.

     

    Peermede - Peermede is a hill station, located south of the Idukki District and in the midst of the Cardomom hills of the Western Ghats. The region is renowned for the production of various kinds of spices. The name of the destination is derived from the name of a Sufi Saint, Peer Mohammad. The region offers beautiful views of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations, situated close to waterfalls, sculptural rocks and meadows. Tourists visiting the destination can also visit monuments like the Summer Residence of a royal family that has been converted into a government guest-house. The Kuttikkanam, Thrissanku hills, Peeru hills and Gampi are some of the popular attractions of the region. These sites are frequented for its rocky plains, lush green hillsides, thick and deep evergreen forests and various trekking trails. Pattumala is one of the lofty peaks in the region that has various little streams and tea plantations. The site also has the Velankanni Matha Church, built of granite stones. The flower garden located in the vicinity of the church offers a variety of flowers like rose, orchid and anthuria.

     

    Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary - Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Thodupuzha and the Udumbanchola taluks of Idukki. The sanctuary is at a height ranging between 450 m to 748 m above sea level and spreads over an area of about 77 sq km. The reservoir, located in the sanctuary, is the prime water source and is formed by three dams, namely Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamanu, covering up to 33 sq km area. The sanctuary is home to wild animals such as Indian bison, boar, wild dog, jungle cat, elephant, deer and bear. It is also inhabited by various poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. It is also a habitat to a number of birds like woodpecker, laughing thrush, black-bulbul, myna, jungle fowl, kingfisher and peafowl. This sanctuary is surrounded by dense tropical evergreen forests, leaf shedding forests, tropical semi-evergreen forests and meadows. White-pine, kuntherekkapine, cheeni, rosewood, vayana, bhadraksham, pali and meadows of rolling grass are also found in the sanctuary.

     

    Mangala Devi Temple - Mangala Devi Temple is an ancient shrine located at a distance of around 15 km from Thekkady. Hidden by dense forests and hills, the shrine is situated on the top of a peak that is around 1337 m above sea level. This temple represents the traditional Kerala style of architecture. The temple is popular for the special pujas performed on the day of Chitra Pournami.

     

    Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam - Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam is amongst the most popular picnic spots located within Idukki. Besides being an ideal site for meditation and relaxation, the site offers beautiful views of sunrise and sunset.

     

    Malankara Reservoir - The Malankara Reservoir is situated at a distance of around 6 km from Thodupuzha. This artificial lake is considered ideal for boating and fishing. The site is backed by a tail-gate of the Moolamattom Power House, constructed for managing the water of the Malankara Dam and the Malankara Reservoir. It spreads over an area of around 11 km and is part of the Muvattupuzha Valley. Tourists visiting the site can also spend time at the Kudayathoor Hills, Elaveezhapoonjira Waterfalls, Nadukani, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary and Cheruthoni Dam.

     

    Pothamadu - Pothamadu is known for its rich plantations of cardamom, tea and coffee. It is situated in the vicinity of Munnar and on the rolling hills which has thick evergreen forest cover.

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