Idukki

Hill Stations in India

Introduction (Idukki)

IdukkiIdukki, with altitudes up to 2500 ft above sea level, is one of the most beautiful districts of Kerala in India, Idukki is a district whose name is derived from the Malayalam word 'Idukku' which means a narrow gauge. Flanked by the Western Ghats in the East, the district has many narrow steep-sided valleys, giving credence to the name.The High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhyar - and their tributaries. The sacred river Pamba also originates from the mountain ranges here. As a tourist destination, Idukki is incomparable - forests, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spices & plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides and some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere in India.

While at Idukki you may visit the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 70 sq. km close to the Arched Dam. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary attracts tourists for its forest cover that is rich is both flora and fauna. You may spot animals like the elephant, bison, sambhar, deer besides a wide variety of snakes and birds like the jungle foul, laughing thrush etc.

Excursions

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar For the nature and the animal lovers an excursion to Thekkady from Idukki is an excellent option. Thekkady has the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where the plantations, jungles, mountains and an artificial lake come together with the fauna and avian to make the trip to the Tiger Reserve unforgettable. While at Thekkady you may also indulge in trekking, elephant rides and boating.

Peermade
In The Vicinity of Idukki there is the hill station Called Peermade. The summer retreat of the erstwhile rules of Tranvancore Peermade is worth visiting for its gorgeous green grasslands, wonderful waterfalls and plantations of tea, coffee, rubber etc.

Munnar
Munnar There is the hill Station of Munnar where you may savor the nature at its best. The tea estates, forests and the wildlife are the major tourist attractions at Munnar.

Weather

The hill resort of Idukki experiences moderate weather throughout the year. The seasonal changes cause much temperature variation thereby making Idukki the perfect place to be visited anytime of the year.

Location

En route to Munnar, Idukki lies 121 km from Kottayam in the southern part of Kerala. Getting there Kottayam is 154 km from Thiruvananthapuram and 64 km from Kochi, which are the nearest airports.

Idukki is well connected by rail and road to several tourist places across Kerala.

Accommodation

Accommodation is easily available at Idukki. You may either opt for the hotel, Bungalow or the guesthouse that offer a comfortable stay at the hill resort of Idukki.

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Hill Stations in India
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