Idduki, literally meaning “narrow gorge ” is a hill station nestled in the Western Ghats in Kerala. It is the epitome of southern beauty. The lush greenery and the picturesque horizon give truth to the phrase “gods own country” that Kerala is often referred to as. Idukki is a quaint hill station, which is ecologically rich. The air of Idduki is scented with its abundant spice plantations and its aura is of the warmth of the southern culture.
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Idukki Hill Station
THE UNSPOILT NATURE Located in the southern part of Kerala, Idukki is a landlocked district spread over
an area of 5019 sq. kms. Blessed generously by Mother Nature, Idukki tourism has spotted diverse travel
attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation centres and mountain treks.
Idukki sheading was built up on January 26, 1972, carving out Devikulam, Udumbanchola and
Peerumedu taluks from the past Kottayam sheading and Thodupuzha taluk from the sheading Ernakulam. The title 'Idukki' is supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word `idukku', which means
a narrow gorge.
At a height of 750 to 2500 m above sea level, the landscape at Idukki is scarred by the rivers Periyar,
Thalayar & Thodupuzhayar. The name Idukki is derived from the word idukku meaning à narrow gorge'
in Malayalam. The low green hills at Idukki create way for the snaking rivers to gurgle past it is slopes. A
sprawling 1500 sq. m area at Idukki is taken up by Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to an amazing
range of wildlife. The Idukki sheading notably supplies about 66 percent of Kerala's power consumption.
The hydroelectric project at the Idukki Dam provides a large contribution. This dam is the world's second
and Asia's first Arch Dam. With the aroma of its famous spices and the moist green hills, Idukki is ready
to get you drunk with its abundance.
Idukki wildlife Sanctuary
Waterfalls at Keezar Kuthu
Idukki arch dam
There are a host of luxury & budget hotels at Idukki to suit your objective. Some of the hotels are:
Taj Garden Retreat
How to Reach
Idukki is very fine connected via road to other places in Kerala & outdoor. The NH 49 & state highways
13 & 33 pass through the sheading. The nearby rail & air terminal is at Madurai 140 km away.
Enjoy elephant rides
Arrange picnic at Keezar Kuthu
Undertake excursions to the sanctuary for wildlife viewing
If you visit the place at winter carry woolen garments