Idukki Tour

Kerala

Idukki is home to the highest mountain peak in the state and covers the largest forest area in Kerala. This district with its most idyllic climate and refreshing ambience is an attraction that interests a large number of tourists every year. Known for numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks- it offers its visitors a rare chance to explore the jungles through exotic treks in the Southern part of India. This district covers a smaller portion of the State in comparison to other districts, but has much more to offer in terms of tourism. There are a number of places that you can pay a visit to with your friends and family when you are here. Some of the most gorgeous and alluring ones in this district have been listed below:

Thekkady (Periyar Tiger Reserve)

This is one of the world’s most fascinating wildlife reserves and is situated at a distance of sixty five kilometres from the town. It covers an area of seven hundred and seventy seven square kilometres, out of which, three hundred and sixty square kilometres is covered with lush evergreen forests. It was in the year 1978 that this wildlife reserve was declared as a tiger reserve. More importantly, it has been made a part of the Project Tiger Scheme aimed at preserving this species. It you are lucky enough, you may also spot a tiger in the Park. You possibly will even witness large herds of elephants, bison and deer. While on your drive through the National Park, you will come across the striking artificial lake that was formed as a result of the Mullaperiyar Dam built across the Periyar River. The positioning of this lake is such that the wildlife can be viewed and explored while on a boat on the lake. This is a chance you must not miss for this is the only wildlife reserve in the whole country that offers this alluring facility.


Place in Idukki
Munnar

More often than not, Munnar, owing to its beautiful pleasant climate and the appealing green cover, is considered as the best hill station in Kerala. It is located at a distance of about seventy kilometres from the city of Idukki. It is the centre of tea trade in the State and the highest peak in the Southern part of India. This hill station is located at sixteen hundred feet above the sea level and was used by the British as a resort in course of the summer season. The tea plantations in the region offer not only a picturesque view to the tourists that acts as their safe haven of peace and tranquillity but also offers adequate opportunities for trekking, holidaying etc. A large variety of flora and fauna are found here, some of which include the elephants and the Nilgiri Tahrs. Fauna on the other hand includes the exotic Neelakurinji that blossoms once in every twelve years in these hills. You must also visit The Top Station that is located at a distance of only about fifteen kilometres from the hill station Munnar. This vintage point in the state pulls the tourists towards itself with the splendored views and landscapes.


Place in Idukki
  • The Mattupetty Lake

  • Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Kumily

  • Mangala Devi Temple

  • Chithirapuram

  • Pandikuzhi

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