Idukki: Explore The Paradise Of Nature In God's Own Country!

Written By

Gopika VC

Elephant rides, trekking, and hiking are common in Idukki. Idukki's dams and hydroelectric plants supply about 70% of the state's electricity.

The Idukki wildlife sanctuary covers Udumbanchola and Thodupuzha taluks. Its natural beauty is enhanced by topical evergreen and deciduous trees.

Idukki Wildlife sanctuary

This dam, which was built between the kurathi and kuravan hills, is a marvel of engineering. It is built between two hills and over the Periyar river.

Idukki Arch dam

The Kerala village of Thodupuzha is home to Keezharkuthu Falls. It is also called the rainbow waterfalls, and it is a test of adventure, determination, and endurance.

Keezharkuthu falls

Ilaveezha poonchira is the main tourist attraction in Melukavu village of Kottayam, 36 km from Idukki. No trees make this site unique. Sunrise and sunset are best seen here.

Ilaveezha poonchira

The largest cardamom market and plantations are here. Walking through cardamom farms provides a mesmerising aroma.


About 350 feet from the Idukki dam is Hill View Park. From this spot, you can see the Idukki Arch dam and other nearby places in a beautiful way.

Hill view park

Thommankuthu portrays a 300-foot waterfall with seven steps. With water sounds, it's a place to relax.

Thommankuthu waterfalls

It is 3000 feet above sea level and gives a view of the Idukki and Ernakulam districts.

Nadukani pavilion

This reservoir dam is a tourist attraction for fishing and boating. As part of the Muvattupuzha valley irrigation project, the Malankara lake was created.

Malankara dam

The lush green coffee beds, well-kept tea gardens, and cardamom plantations show how beautiful nature is.

Pothamedu plantations

Kuravan and Kurathi statues make this place historic. Ramakkalmedu's trekking enables adventurers see Tamilnadu's several hamlets.


The Idukki hydropower project includes the kulamavu dam. The three dams—Idukki Arch dam, Cheruthoni dam, and kulamavu dam—form the reservoir.

Kulamavu dam

It lies 1337 metres above sea level in the Western Ghats on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. It is a Pandayas-style architecture temple.

Mangala Devi Temple

Idukki's Nedumkandam highlands are 3200 feet above sea level. Nedumkandam produces pepper, cardamom, and coffee.

Nedumkandam hills

On one side, the view from this spot is mesmerising, with the water of the reservoir between the kuravan and kurathi hills.

Kalvari mount