District was formed on January 26, 1972. A landlocked
district, Idukki is one if the most nature rich areas
in this state. This is a large population of tribal who
have unique customs and beliefs and maintain an ethos
which is distinctly different from that of the mainstream
culture. The district is also known for tea industry and
pepper. Its Head Quarters is Painavu. It is the least
density populated district in Kerala. The Indo Swiss project,
Pallivasal project, Eravikulam National Park, Thattekadu
Bird Sanctuary and Munnar Tata Tea are located in Idukki
district. Anamudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats
in Idukki district.
to 2817 meter
The beautiful hill resort 7km from Munnar is worth visiting
for its lake and tea plantations. Devikulam or 'the Pond
of Goddess', is named so, it is believed that Sita the
consort of lord Rama, once bathed here in the lake. The
lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
The beautiful hill station nestled amidst Western Ghats
is set at the confluence of three mountain streams. The
beautiful landscape is dotted with lakes, reservoirs,
lush forests and several tea estates. The papper, rubber
and cardamom plantations lend a distinct aroma to the
cool and bracing climate of the hill resort. Munnar also
has the highest peak in the south India, Anamudi, raises
over2695meter and is an ideal spot for trekking. Munnar
is known as the 'Kashmir of the East'.
This is located in the Idukki district. This syntic site
is 8km from Munnar, and the first hydro electric project
in Kerala, Tata tea Company is situated in this place.
Head Quarters of Idukki. A small town half a between Thodupuzha
This is the highest peak in South India with 2695m above
sea level. Ideal for trekking.
13km from Munnar, at an elevation of 1700m, Mattupetty
is the seat of Indo-Swiss Diary Project where the green
meadows, the exotic cattle and the rose gardens attract
many tourists. The Mattupetti dam is also an attraction.
At an altitude of 914m, Peerumadu is a place for tricking,
hiking and golfing. The lovely little hill station is
located on the way to Thekkady. Formerly the summer resort
of Travancore Rajas, it is nestled amidst the rubber,
tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations interspersed
with waterfalls and open grass lands.
90km from Kottayam, and 169km from Ernakulam, driving
through the beautiful Rubber, Tea, Cardamom plantations,
is Thekkady. The word famous Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary
is situated here. The species of annuals, generally seen
are elephants, bison, antelopes, sambhar, monkeys and
20km from Peerumadu, Vandiperiyar is the Head Quarters
town of Peerumadu Taluk. The town on both sides of beautiful
hillocks is connected by a bridge.
This is the nearest town near Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary,
were Sandal Wood trees are grown. There is a Sandal Food
factory run by the Government. Permission from the forest
authorities is required to visit the jungles.
About 20 kms from Thodupuzha attracts hundreds of tourists,
with the Serene beauty of the forest and the glittering
It is a small town about 1 hour bus journey from Munnar
This is located in Idukki district. Kumali is known as
the Gateway to Thekkady.
This is situated in Idukki district. Largest Assembly
Constituence in Kerala is Udumbanchola in Idukki district.