Need a break in the lap of nature? Welcome to Idukki, the land of majestic mountains, wondrous valleys and spectacular streams. The mountains of Idukki are the starting point of the River Pamba. The small hill town of Idukki derives its name from the Malayalam word Idukku that literally means 'a narrow gorge'. Idukki lives true to its name and the Periyar River has the hills of Kuravan and Kurathi on its sides forming a gorge. The mist clad hillocks of the hill resort of Idukki work magic. Idukki offers forests rich in teak wood, rose wood and sandalwood. Sight Seeing.
At Idukki besides enjoying the enchanting beauty nature you may visit several spots worth visiting:
Idukki Arched Dam boasts of being the first arched dam in India as well as Asia has been built across Periyar River.
While at the hill resort of Idukki you may visit the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 70 sq. km close to the Arched Dam. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary attracts tourists for its forest cover that is rich is both flora and fauna. You may spot animals like the elephant, bison, sambhar, deer besides a wide variety of snakes and birds like the jungle foul, laughing thrush et al.
Cheruthani and Moolamattam are both in close proximity to Idukki and worth visiting. From the heights of Cheruthani you may see sights as far as in Kochi. At Moolamattam the powerhouse of the Idukki Hydroelectric Project is a major tourist attraction.
The adventure seekers may indulge in trekking and mountain walks at Idukki.