Idukki is situated at the top of Western Ghats surrounded by hills. Asia's first and the world's second largest arch dam is in Idukki. This arch dam is built across the 'Kuravan Kurathi' hills. Idukki, the second largest district of Kerala is famous for the numerous wild life sanctuaries and hill stations. Idukki is also famous for 'neela kurinji' (Strobilanthes kunthiana) a flower which blooms once in twelve years in the hill ranges of Idukki
For the people of Kerala, Idukki is always associated with Power Generation. About 66% of the State's Power needs is catered to from the Hydroelectric Power Projects in Idukki. Idukki has almost all the main hill stations in Kerala. Munnar and Vagamon both are located in Idukki not to forget the lesser known hillstations. Eravikulam National Park (Nilgiri Thar) is also located in Idukki.
Idukki - The Powerhouse..
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 offers diverse attractions like wild life sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantations and mountain treks. This beautiful High range district of Kerala is geographically known for its mountainous hills and dense forests.
Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect hillstation in Kerala to visit. The chain of three hills in Vagamon - Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala - is a mark of religious harmony in Vagamon.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Thekkady)
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The greatest attractions of Periyar, however, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.
Munnar, the most popular hillstation in Kerala is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 mts above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British in south India.