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Idukki

, Kerala

  (part of Munnar region)

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State: Kerala
District: Idukki
Famous for/as: Trekking
Languages: Malayalam
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 20 to 32°C
Altitude: 1350 m
Pincode: 685603
STD code: 04863
Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country. During ancient times, Idukki was a part of Chera Dynasty while its modern history begins with the European planters who settled in the region. Almost 97 % of the district is covered by mountains and forests. The Anamudi, which is the highest peak in India, south of the Himalayas, is located in Idukki. The city also has the largest arch dam in the country.

The major towns of the district are Thekkady, Thodapuzha and Adimali. The famous Periyar national park is a part of Thekkady and is a favored tourist destination. The park is covered with hill forests along with thick vegetation and it also served as a tiger reserve. Murrikaddy is located about 5 km from Thekaddy, and comprises of coffee & tea plantations. Cellar Kovil is also a favored tourist destination and is dotted with cascades and waterfalls. It is very serene and extremely beautiful. The Mangala Devi temple is another tourist destination for the spiritually inclined. The temple is located at an altitude of 1337 m above sea level.
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Boat Rides in Periyar – Safaris on a Lake in the middle of the Jungle

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 07, 2011
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, nestled among the hills of the Western Ghats, is a major tourist attraction in the southern state of Kerala.

Hill Stations in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 24, 2010
Hill stations of Kerala are known for their cool climate, verdant tea and spice gardens and plethora of natural attractions. Take a hill station tours of Kerala &enjoy some of the exotic place that can be rightfully claimed to be nature's best kept secret

Wildlife in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 24, 2010
The beautiful state of Kerala is blessed with exotic jungles turned into wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that foster some of the best species in the world. Plan a wildlife tour of Kerala and explore some of the great wildlife hubs

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Idukki district is located in the State of Kerala and consist of places like Thekady, Munnar, Vagamon, and many other cities as well as towns. The entire district is well linked through roadways and extensive railways. The nearest airports are at Cochin and at Madurai. Idukki town can be easily reached from the airports by buses and cabs. Kottayam railway station is the nearest railway station and there are cabs available from the station. They cost around Rs 1,500 for the 130 km journey. The town of Idukki is located in a hilly and mountainous area, where the hills comprise of many plantations of rubber and tea. These can be reached using jeeps and SUV’s. Due to the hilly terrain only certain vehicles can traverse the steep slopes.

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There are bus services that pass through the town of Idukki. Most of these buses pass through the town and also serve as the public transportation system. They are cheap and usually start at the Idukki bus terminus. They usually cost around Rs 20 from one end of the town to the other.

Auto Rickshaw


Auto rickshaws may be available in certain parts of the town. However, they are not reliable and they do not run on meter. They usually ply on the main roads. There are no separate night fares.

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