Idukki is a beautiful hill station located in Kerala. Idukki is the place you want to be to unwind and relax and forget all tensions of the world. The name Idukki has been derived from the Malayalam word "idukku", which means narrow gorge. A landlocked district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries. This beautiful high range district of Kerala is geographically known for its mountainous hills and dense forests. There are moments sometimes when you long to get away to peace and tranquility on a virgin landscape where nature shimmers in its freshness with nothing but green rolling hills all around and a morning dew feel that keeps you energetic throughout the day.
It is one of the districts in the state which has a number of wild life sanctuaries and offers abundant scope for promotion of eco tourism if infrastructure facilities and proper promotional activities are provided.
How to Reach Idukki
By Air: The nearest airport Cochin, 132 km away.
By Rail: No rail line in the district. Nearest Railway Station at Kottayam, 133 km away.
BY Travel Tips
Wildlife photography and camping are highly recommended. Boat cruises on the artificial lake are also an excellent way to enjoy this wildlife sanctuary.