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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How to reach Idukki by flight
Cochin International Airport is the nearest Airport located at a distance of around 98 km away from Idukki. The local carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, Spicejet, Vistara, and others have direct flights available from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Idukki, which will take you around 3 hours to reach your destination.
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How to reach Idukki by road
Idukki is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Alternatively, one can also drive to Idukki from nearby cities like Kottayam, Kochi, Kollam, Kattappana, Kumily, Moolamattam, Munnar, and Thodupuzha. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates eight units of bus services on all these routes to Idukki. The road network is excellent with the quaint lush green landscape around.
How to reach Idukki by train
The nearest railway station is Theni, 83 km away from the city centre of the quaint district of Idukki. This is well connected with a rich rail network to most of the major cities in India like Kodaikanal, Palani, Chennai, Banglore, etc.
Local transport in Idukki
It is advisable to hire a cab or a car rental if you do not know the language. Otherwise, driving or buses are some of the best ways to cover the region.
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