Travel to Idukki

Idukki Travel

Nestled within mountains, Idukki is situated atop the Western Ghats. This place of natural beauty in Kerala is known for its dense forests as well as mountainous hills. Besides being the landlocked high-range district of the state, this place attracts tourists for its varied eco-tourism options. Trekking facilities and spice plantations adds on to the fame of this Keralian district.

Best Time to visit

September to March

Places to see in and around Idukki

  • Adimali- Apart from the spice plantations this place has even got a waterfall.

  • Cheeyappara Waterfalls- Cascading down in 7 distinct steps this waterfall is a real treat to one's eyes.

  • Echo Point- Situated at a distance of about 15 km from the hill station of Munnar it is a place of scenic beauty and is known for natural echoing.

  • Eravikulam National Park- Spread over 97 sq km this national park is the habitat of the Nilgiri tahr.

  • Hill View Park- Apart from providing a panoramic sight of the neighboring big sea this park offers an enthralling view of the natural habitat of wild elephants.

  • Idukki Dam- It is a wonderful arch dam constructed across the mountain of Kuravan Kurathi that rises to the height of 550 ft with a length of 650 ft.

  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary- Sprawling over 77 sq km the wildlife sanctuary in Idukki is famous for elephants.

  • Malankara Lake- This Lake is located on the route from Thodupuzha to Moolamattom and covers an area of around 11 sq km.

  • Marayoor- This is the sole areas in Kerala where one can see sandalwood trees growing naturally.

  • Mattupetty- Mattupetty is being visited by tourists for its dam and specialized dairy farm.

  • Munnar- Located at the meeting point of the streams Kundala; Mudrapuzha and Nallathanni this hill resort has got sprawling tea gardens and picturesque towns.

  • Nadukani Hills- Beneath this hill is located the underground power generating station.

  • Top Station- It is the topmost point on the Kodaikanal-Munnar Road which offers a picturesque view of Tamil Nadu.

  • Valara Waterfalls- This waterfall is located in between Adimali and Neriamangalam on the Madurai-Kochi National Highway.

  • Cheruthony Dam

  • Kalliyanathandu

  • Kalvarimount

  • Keezharkuthu

  • Kulamavu Dam

  • Nadukani

  • Painavu

  • Palkulamedu

  • Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam

How to Reach Idukki

Nearest Airport

Cochin Airport is nearly 132 km away from Idukki.

Nearest Railway Station

Kottayam, located at a distance of 133 km


Unlike other tourist destinations in India, this place in Kerala is not very famous for shopping. However, the place is known for spice plantation. Thus, apart from the local handcrafted items, different kinds of spices are a good option to be bought and taken back home as a souvenir of your travel to Idukki. Kumily is a popular market area for spice trading. Apart from that, one can even visit the following shops in this place: Asian Trading Company, Goodwill Family Shop, Jacob Trades, Kalarickal International Duty Paid Shop.

Last Updated on : 15/10/2013