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Idukki

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"Spice Garden of Kerala"

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.

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 are the things to do in Idukki?

The top things to do in Idukki are Gavi, Hill View Park, Kulamavu Dam, Idukki Arch Dam, Painavu, Nandukani. You can see all the places to visit in Idukki here

What is not so good about Idukki?

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

What is the 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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How much does a package cost for Idukki?

The packages for Idukki start at INR 6000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is famous about Idukki?

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

Who should visit Idukki?

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. 

What are the places near Idukki?

The top places near to Idukki are Munnar which is 39 km from Idukki, Kodaikanal which is located 65 km from Idukki, Thekkady which is located 16 km from Idukki, Vagamon which is located 28 km from Idukki, Kolukkumalai which is located 37 km from Idukki

What is the best way 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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What is the best time to visit Idukki?

Idukki can be visited throughout the year owing to its pleasant weather and scenic beauty. The township of Idukki has a variable climate when one travels from the western to the eastern side of the district. With moderate weather on the west of Idukki and a cold environment on the east part, the hill town receives heavy rainfall during monsoons in the Southwest and Northwestern parts. The summers in Idukki are moderately warm, and the winters are mildly pleasant and chilly. Monsoons in Idukki must be avoided as it receives heavy rainfall from June to September.
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