Idukki is a district in Kerala where nature offers spectacular sights of beauty and height. In Kerala’s second-biggest district, many forests, waterfalls, dams, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, hiking paths, and spice gardens because the steep peaks and forested valleys are surrounded by three major rivers – the Periyar, Thalayar, and Thodupuzhayar, Idukki has several hydroelectric power facilities and provides 66% of the state’s electricity.
Idukki’s location is within commuting distance to famous hill stations such as Munnar, Ponmudi, Thekkady, etc. Therefore, if you have more than a weekend to stay here, you may visit these places.
Idukki is about 530 km away from Bangalore. The closest airport is 100 km away in Kochi. Changanacherry in Kottayam is the nearby railway station, located 114 km away; from here, take the bus to Idukki. There are still no direct buses to Idukki, but one could reach by road taking government and private buses to Munnar. Buses to Munnar are available regularly, with fares beginning at Rs 900. You may either drive down in your car or take a cab.
When you get to Idukki, you may take the local buses to your destination. Taxis and jeeps are the most convenient modes of transportation. They may be rented for a set fee each day.
Several hotels range in price from affordable to mid-range in various parts of the district. A lovely hotel will cost you at least Rs 1,000 per night. However, if you want to have a laid-back lavish holiday, there are many 5-star resort alternatives. Idukki is a fantastic place because you will get a view of a valley, tea plantations, and an endless horizon of hills wherever you stop.
Local food is something everyone should taste. Even though vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine is offered, people who eat meat are in for a treat because they have more selections. Some delights to taste are Kerala parotta (Flatbread), beef curry, chicken biryani, and mutton fry. The ‘thattukadas,’ or little tea shops, are somewhere you would not want to dine in, yet they are so delicious that your taste buds will want more.
Places to Visit:
The Kuravan and Kurathi hills are home to Asia’s first arch dam. The reservoir is bounded by two dams, the Idukki and the Cheruthoni. You are authorized to explore the Cheruthoni barrage, which costs Rs 30 to enter. The scenery from the Cheruthoni barrage is breathtaking. The reservoir view from Hill View Park is exceptionally peaceful and quiet.
It is one of the several hill stations in the district of Idukki. Hanging bridges, lovely inexpensive homestays, a sunset vantage point, and dams are just a few of the sights to explore during your visit.
A lake, a dam, and a cattle station make up the lovely picnic location 50 km from Idukki District. A journey to Mattupetty is appealing because of the scenic sights along the way, such as Kundala tea gardens and Kundala Lake. The lake is ideal for boating. The trekking routes in the neighbouring terrain and scenic Kundala are widely recognized.