Idukki Hill Station


Idukki Hill Station Information
Idukki Hill Station Coordinates 9.85°N 76.94°E
Idukki Hill Station Country  India
Idukki Hill Station State Kerala
Idukki Hill Station Headquarters Painavu
Idukki Hill Station Population

• Density

1129,221 (200)

• 259 /km2 (671 /sq mi)

Idukki Hill Station Time Zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Idukki Hill Station Area

• Elevation

5105.22 km2 (1971 sq mi)

• 1,200 m (3,937 ft)

Idukki Hill Station ISO 3166-2 IN-KL-IDU
Idukki Hill Station Website

General Information - Idukki

Idukki Location: Southern Part Of Kerala.

Idukki Main Attraction: Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Idukki Origin: January 26, 1972.

Idukki Best Time: August to March.

Idukki Area: 5019

Idukki Population:

Idukki Altitude: 2200 m above sea level.

Idukki Temperature:
Min 22.5?C
Max: 37.5?C.
270 cm (annual).

Idukki Hill Station History

Idukki is one of famous hill stations of South India.  It is enormously alluring for travelers looking for an escape to the lush green mountains and a venture with difference.

Idukki History

The history of idukki is unclear. There is no fact found about the Paleolithic age. The Idukki district was a part of Kongu Nadu and olden Chera country. For the period of 800-1102 A.D, including Peer made taluks and Devikulam Udumbanchola was a division of Kingdom of Vembolinad. For the period of 16th century big part of Idukki area came under the kingdom of Poonjar Raja. Idukki is a leading area of Kerala. And it has a district of The area resides approx 13% of total district of state of Kerala.  

Agriculture is a major profession in Idukki. Floriculture, dairy farming and Mushroom cultivation are practiced here.

Idukki Location

Idukki region is one in the middle of 14 regions of Kerala state, India.  It has its head office at Kuyilimala in Painavu.

Idukki Sight Seeing

Aside from getting mesmerized by the breathtaking picturesque beauty of Idukki, you can see many sightseeing highlights of hill resort.

Asia’s major arched dam, Idukki Dam made across Periyar River is a part of attraction. Second major tourist attraction is Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary Occupying a part 70 sq. km the asylum is natural territory for the bison, elephant, sambhar, deer with a wide diversity of birds and snakes like jungle foul, laughing thrush etc.
Not far-off from Idukki are Moolamattam and Cheruthani which justify a visit.

You can have sight of surroundings from the elevation of Cheruthani and remote the city of Cochin. Moolamattam is popular for being abode to powerhouse of Idukki Hydroelectric Project.
Idukki Mountains are great place for adventure seekers for trekking.

Idukki Attractions

Idukki Arch Dam

Idukki Arch Dam is considered 2nd arch dam in the whole world. It mounts to an elevation of 550 feet high and broadens to and size of 650 ft. Astonishingly, there is a prominent legend with this dam. Two citizens were cursed through Lord Rama when he seized them staring at bathing Sita. Today, Idukki arched Dam connects two hillocks Kurathi Mala and Koravan Mala. You can take pleasure ride on a boat on the river.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is nearby Idukki Arch Dam and wraps a division of Udumpanchola taluks and Thodupuzha of Idukki district. The complete area covered through the park is 77 sq km out of which 33sq km is engaged to the lake formed owing to construction of three simulated dams Idukki, Kulamavu and Cheruthoni. The animals that can be viewed here are bears, elephants, deer, leopards, tigers and wild pigs. And also to be viewed are snakes like rat snake, ciper, iguana, cobra, python and birds like kingfishers, woodpeckers and hornbills.

Idukki Waterfalls

Two waterfalls - Rainbow Waterfalls and Thomankuttu - are situated at a space of 20 and 25 km from the Thodupuzha. Waterfalls are a perfect destinations for those people who like to have picnic in the natural surroundings.

Karikodu Bhagwathy

Situated near the Annamalai Temple, the temple has Lord Bhagwathy as its leading deity. The temple is about 460 years old. Only Hindus are allowed to go into the temple between 5 to 11 am and then from 5 to 8 pm.

Sri Krishnaswamy Temple

Sri Krishnaswamy Temple was made by the emperor of Keezhmalainad.  Like several other temples of Kerala, this temple permits only Hindus to visit its premises. The timings are 6 to 11.30 am and 5 to 8 am.

St Thomas Church

St Thomas Church is situated 8km away from Thodupuzha. It is believed that it is one of the oldest one in Idukki. It is about 600 years old.  It was built by St. Thomas.

Prime Attractions of Idukki

  • Munnar
  • Devikulam
  • Kuthumkal Waterfalls
  • Observatory Hills
  • Cheruthoni
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Idukki Arch Dam
  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Marayoor
  • Mattupetti

Excursions from Idukki

  • Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
  • Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Moolamatton (41Km.)
  • Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki Accommodation

Idukki provides a broad range of accommodation choices to tourists including guesthouses, bungalows and hotels.

Idukki Best Time to Visit

The lovely landscapes and natural beauty of Idukki invite visitors all through the year. So you can take a tour to Idukki anytime.

Idukki Transportation Facility

Air: Closest airports are Coimbatore: (97kms from Idukki), Madurai: (72 kms from Idukki), Kochi: (60 kms from Idukki). It can be accessible from airports at Thiruvananthapuram: (232 kms from Idukki), Kozhikode: (217 kms from Idukki).

Nearest Airports Distance from Idukki
Nedumbasseri 160 km
Madurai (Tamilnadu) 205 km
Thiruvananthapuram 265 km
Kozhikode 315 km
Chennai (Tamilnadu) 570 km

Road: Idukki is linked by roads.

Rail: There is no railway road in Idukki.

Nearest Railwaystations Distance from Idukki
Kottayam 114 km (4 hrs)
Chenganachery 114 km (4 hrs)
Ernakulam 160 km (4 hrs)
Madurai (Tamilnadu) 195 km (5.5 hrs)
Theni (Tamilnadu) 60 km (1.5 hrs)

Idukki Hill Station Hotels / Resorts

Idukki Hotel Name Rent / Night
Urumbi Hill Palace Plantation Resort


Chinnar Plantation Bungalow

INR4,000 - 6,500

Aranya Nivas

INR2,950 - 7,200

Summer Sand Hill Resort & Ayurvedic Centre


Leela Pankaj Resort

INR700 - 1,500

Chandana Annexe NA
Chandana Herbal Palace NA
Comfort Homestay- Tabernacle Homestay NA
Marayoor Tourist Hom NA
Saj Vagamon Hide Out & Eco Friendly Resort NA
Sterling Days Inn Resorts NA