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Idukki
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.
H.Qrs. :
Painavu
Area :
5109 sq.km.
Population :
1076555
Season :
Aug/March
Altitude :
935 to 2817 meter
Rainfall :
270 cm.
Tempreature :
Max.37.5%, Min.22.5%
Clothing :
Cotton
S.T.D.Code :
0486
DEVIKULAM: 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.
PANCHAYATS

* Alacode
* Arakkulam
* Ayyappancoil
* Bisonvalley
* Chakkupallom
* Chinnacanal
* Elappara
* Erattayar
* Kamakshy
* Kanchiyar
* Kanjikkuzhy
* Kanthallur
* Karikode-edavetty
* Karimannur
* Karunapuram
* Kattappana
* Kodikulam
* Kokkayar
* Konnathady
* Kudayathur
* Kumaramangalam
* Kumilly
* Manacadu
* Mankulam
* Mannamkandam
* Marayur
* Mariyapuram
* Munnar
* Muttom
* Nedumkandom
* Pallivasal
* Pambadumpara
* Peermade
* Peruvanthanam
* Purapuzha
* Rajakkadu
* Santhanpara
* Thodupuzha
* Udumbanchola
* Udumbannur
* Upputhara
* Vandanmettu
* Vandiperiyar
* Vannapuram
* Vathikudi
* Vazhathoppu
* Veliyamattom
* Vellathuval

BLOCK PANCHAYAT

* Adimali
* Azhutha
* Devikulam
* Elemdesom
* Idukki
* Kattappana
* Nedumkandam
* Thoudupuzha

MUNNAR: 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'.
PALLIVASAL: 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.
PAINAVU: Head Quarters of Idukki. A small town half a between Thodupuzha and Idukki.
ANAMUDI: This is the highest peak in South India with 2695m above sea level. Ideal for trekking.
MATTUPETTI: 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.
PEERMADU: 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.
THEKKADI: 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 wild bear.
VANDIPERIYAR: 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.
MARAYUR: 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.
THOMMANKUTTU: About 20 kms from Thodupuzha attracts hundreds of tourists, with the Serene beauty of the forest and the glittering stream.
ADIMALI: It is a small town about 1 hour bus journey from Munnar via Pallivasal.
KUMALI: This is located in Idukki district. Kumali is known as the Gateway to Thekkady.
UDUMBANCHOLA: This is situated in Idukki district. Largest Assembly Constituence in Kerala is Udumbanchola in Idukki district.

 

 

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