A landlocked district located in the state of Kerala. Watered by three rivers, namely Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar and their tributaries. It is a treasure house of rich spices, which is of international fame. It is also known for its extensive tea plantations along the hill slopes. Idukki, the zenith among the mists.
It is one of the major hill stations rich in natural beauty. The breathtaking view among the mist covered hills is something to die for. The serene and tranquil atmosphere has attracted many from across the country. People keep coming in to be a part of nature. Known for its refreshing view, Idukki is one of the major tourist attraction in Kerala.
Idukki in Kerala is also known for its extensive tea plantations along the hill slopes. The wilderness and the natural surroundings make Idukki an important destination for the wildlife enthusiasts. It is one of the most sought after hill stations, where you can enjoy the elephant rides amidst nature.
Camping among them is a great experience. To explore the beauty and discreet wilderness of this peaceful destination is must be item in everyone’s bucket list.
This beautiful destination has the leading wildlife Sanctuary in India. Sprawling for more than 777 kilometers, this forested land is known to shelter a wild species of wild animals. You can find plenty of deer, giant, and Malabar squirrel in the wilderness. The hill station also treasures various types of floras, which adorn the scenic beauty of the place.
You can find numerous tourist attractions, during your visit to Idukki. Some of the major tourist hotspots, which can not be missed include the following:
- Idukki Arch Dam
- Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hill View Park
- Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam
- Malankara Reservoir
Munnar is among the crown jewels of God’s Own Country and has always been a personal pride for the people of Idukki. It has attracted visitors from around the world for centuries due to its natural splendor. It also houses the famous Eravikulam National Park, the home and sanctuary of the Nilgiri Tahr. This sacred haven for this exotic animal is a relief in a time when different species are disappearing off the face of the planet. Situated in the Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district, people also flock to this park to view the special Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once every 12 years. The next sighting is expected to be in 2018.
The park also boasts of hosting South India’s highest peak, Anamudi (2695 m), in its southern area. This park is spread over an area of 97 square kilometers and packs tons of fun spots for people to have a good time in. One can see the crowds around the Echo Point, where the natural view and unique setting adds to the eponymous phenomenon. The Rajamalai region of the park is open to the public and from here; the exotic Nilgiri Tahr can be viewed. Trekking among these places is a really refreshing and spectacular experience for many.
One of the notable ones in Munaar is Kollukkumallay. Kollukkumallay is the highest tea garden in the country and is a well – known tourist destination of Kerala region. It is located 35 km from Munnar and sits at an altitude of 7900 feet above sea level. The scent of tea on a misty morning is more than enough to increase your adrenaline. This place is a heaven for honeymooners and equally enjoyable with family and friends. It’s a dream come true if you are a nature and chai lover.