Ideal duration: 2 to 3 days
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Thodupuzha is a beautiful gateway town located in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of 200 km from the state’s capital, Trivandrum. Thodupuzha is often regarded as the fastest growing town in Central Kerala, having transformed from a small, riverside settlement to a flourishing industrial and tourist hub. It is called the ‘Hollywood of Kerala’ as the town has been used as a filming location for numerous South Indian movies. It is also called the ‘Mini Kochi of the East’.
Thodupuzha is an ideal destination for nature lovers who wish to lose themselves in the surrounding wilderness and forested hillocks. The natural appeal of this Kerala town is accentuated from the fact that a beautiful stream flows right through the town’s mainland. Thodupuzha is a must-visit for mountain lovers, adventure seekers and anyone looking to relax in the lap of nature.
The name Thodupuzha translates to ‘a small river’, referring to the stream gushing through the centre of the town. This culturally rich town has grown into a bustling industrial hub in recent times. It is a fast developing satellite town of Kochi, whose economy depends on agriculture and businesses. Rubber is the primary crop cultivated in this region, followed by coconut, rice, pepper, banana, ginger, cocoa, turmeric etc. Thodupuzha offers beautiful waterfalls and fascinating wildlife that is bound to excite any nature lover. There are plenty of adventurous activities as well, like rock climbing, trekking along waterfalls and boat rides. Wildlife enthusiasts get to explore the surrounding forested areas for unique species of flora and fauna. Thodupuzha also has plenty of plantations that add to both its scenic as well as industrial value.
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