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Idukki

 

Zone: North-East

Headquarters: Thekkady, Munnar, Peermedu

Telephone Access Code: Thekkady, Kumily, Peermedu: +91 4869; Munnar: +91 4865; Chinnakanal: +91 4868

Kerala’s largest district, Idukki is one of the most nature-rich areas of the State. A landlocked region, here, high ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries. Powering Kerala with one-third of the State’s electricity, Idukki is also famous for its gigantic arch dam. Predominantly populated by tribes, an astonishing 50 percent of its total area is covered by forests. As a tourist destination, the place offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc. Idukki’s numerous trekking trails and spectacular landscape dotted with rich flora and fauna make it a dream destination for nature enthusiasts.

Tourist information offices:

DTPC Information Centre, Munnar Telefax: +91 4865 231516
Email: info@dtpcidukki.com, Website: www.dtpcidukki.com
District Tourist Information Office, Department of Tourism, Near Private Bus Stand, Kumily Ph: +91 4869 222620

Getting there

By road: Kottayam - Kumily 110 km (4 hrs) :  Munnar - Kumily 110 km (4 hrs)  :  Madurai - Kumily 136 km (3 hrs)  :  Thiruvananthapuram - Kumily 265 km (8 hrs)  :  Thekkady - Kumily 4 km (10 min)  :  Kodaikanal - Kumily 149 km (5 hrs)  :  Idukki - Kumily 65 km (21/2 hrs)  :  Alappuzha - Kumily 160 km (51/2 hrs)  :  Ooty - Kumily 390 km (11 hrs)  

By rail: Nearest railway stations:- Kottayam: 119 km (4 hrs), Madurai: 136 km (31/2 hrs), Changanacherry: 93 km (4 hrs), Theni: 60 km (11/2 hrs), Angamaly: 99 km (4 hrs), Aluva 98 km (4 hrs)  

By air: Nearest Airports: Madurai (Tamil Nadu): 140 km, Kochi: 190 km, Thiruvananthapuram: 265 km , Kozhikode: 315 km, Chennai (Tamil Nadu): 570 km

Geographical Information

Altitude: 2200 m Above sea level

Area: 5019 sq. km

Population: 1,129,221 (2011 census)

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