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Idukki

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Kochi Check Flights

"Eco-village in the western ghats"

Idukki Tourism

Idukki, a landlocked district of Kerala, is one of the most nature-rich areas in Kerala with more than half of the area covered with forest. This rugged hill resort is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests.

Concealed beautifully in the superabundant and lush hills, Idukki (meaning a deep gorge in Malayalam) is a picturesque district flourishing between two rocky mountains of Kurava and Kurathy. Idukki's speciality lies in 650 feet long and 550 feet high arch dam across the Kuravan Kurathi mountain, which is the largest in the country. Anamudi, which is the highest peak in India, south of the Himalayas, is also located in Idukki.

Idukki is one of the districts in the state that has abundant scope for promotion of eco-tourism if proper infrastructure and promotional activities are provided.

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Restaurants and Local Food in Idukki

Local Malayalee cuisine found here is both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The food in 'thattukadas' or small tea shops is especially tasty and will leave your taste buds with the most enjoyable experience.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Idukki, head to visit the tea estates around the township in Munnar, experience and taste the different varieties of tea of which the town is famous for. You can also visit the Mattuppetty - which has a lake, a dam and a cattle station, 13 km away from Munnar township and take a tour of the surroundings in a boat ride.

Day 2:
You can opt for forest trekking or wildlife related activities near the mountain slopes of Grampi, Echo point, and Eravikulam National Park. Experience the exciting bamboo rafting, leisure cruise in Periyar. Later indulge yourself in rejuvenating ayurvedic massages to shed off the stress.

Day 3: Idukki can also be called as the "Rain's own country" because the tremendous amount of downpour it witnesses throughout the year. Hence, it is a major sight seeing for plenty of waterfalls that one can soothe his soul with. You can visit Chellarkoil, Rainbow, Thommankuthu, Thoovanam, Cheeyappara and Valara Water falls in and around Idukki.

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What's Great?

Spice gardens and Species Plantations. Mountain Trekking. District Tours. Escape resorts. Wildlife Sanctuaries. Elephant rides.

What's Not So Great?

Monsoons are unpredictable and extensive. Zero flight connectivity, the railway network is not closely connected.

For Whom?

Idukki is amazing for people who are nature lovers. An ideal destination for trekking enthusiasts, family vacations, group travellers, friends, and couples looking for a romantic destination. 

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How To Reach Idukki

Being densely covered with rugged mountains and forests, Idukki is best reached by the excellent road network the State Board has to offer to its tourists. KSRTC, as well as Private run buses, operate on the routes of this district embarked on the western ghats of Kerela. The nearest railway station is in Kottayam tucked 114 km away from the district. The closest airport is in Cochin which is about 98 km away. Taxis and buses are easily available from Cochin to Idukki.

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