Climate condition : Sudden variation in the climate rules the whole Idukki district. The western part of the district experiences moderate climate, temperature ranging between 21º C and 27º C. The eastern part of the district are highlands, and have usually cold climate, temperature ranging between 1º C to 15º C in winters, and 5º C to 15º C in summers.
Best time to visit : May to September
Things to do
Widely known for its mountainous hills and forests, Idukki is full of Eco excursion opportunity for Eco travellers. Wildlife sanctuaries, hill station, spice plantation area, mountain treks and exciting elephant ride constitute more than worth enjoying Eco vacation.
Places of Interests
Munnar : One of the most favourite among all hills stations of India, Munnar is also ranked as as one of the best honeymoon destination. Walking arms in arms with their newly wedded alter-ego amidst the aromatic and beautiful coffee plantation field, the hills station of Munnar is heaven for honeymooners.
Mattupetty : Mattupetty lake and dam, close to Munnar, is a favourite picnic spots for tourists. Boat ride in the lake is prime attraction.
Idukki arch dam : Constructed across Kuravan and Kurathi hills, Idukki arch dam is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam.
Idukki wildlife sanctuary : Just close to the arch dam, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary lie in the area of 77 sq km. The rich greenery and forests are abode to numerous flora and fauna giving Eco tourists a fine treat.
Thekkady : Thekkady is proud to own Periyar forest, which has very fine opportunity of wildlife viewing and birding in its one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries of the country, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve.
Nyayamakad : Close to Munnar,Nyayamakad has a very beautiful waterfall, which, with its natural charm, has become a favourite hang out for tourist.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
As almost half of the forest area of Idukki district falls under reserved area, it has several Eco tourism places affluent in making Eco travellers enjoy the vacation utmost. Two of the famous wildlife sanctuary, Idukki wildlife sanctuary and Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve provide Eco lovers to get intimate with nature. Periyar national park, counted as the most pleasant national park of the country is also a famous tiger reserve. Boat ride in the Periyar lake gives tourist the best opportunity of birding and wildlife viewing.
Munnar, the beautiful hill station, favourite among the honeymooners, is full of capability of casting a spell on any nature lovers. The small area of Thekkedy surrounded by Cardamom hills has some of the finest forest resorts of the country. Quite peaceful and green milieu of the Thekkedy suites best to person who seems tired of the mishmash of daily city life.
Mattupetty with its beautiful lake, and Nyayamakad with its pleasant waterfall are favourite picnic spots and hang out for commoners as well as Eco tourists. The trekking point of Nyayamakad is also favourite among trekkers. Persons willing to spend some more time on Eco leisure, Sita Devi lake at Devikulam gives them fine opportunity of fishing.
Visiting Kerala and availing its world famous Ayurvedic and Rejuvenation package walk parallel. Letting travellers have 100% exploration of God's Own Country, the 15 days tour package, Kerala Ayurvedic And Rejuvenation Tour, is our most favourite to suggest tourist. The package including special Ayurvedic and Rejuvenation treatment sessions and pleasant stay at Munnar, one of the best hill stations of the country, are worth fetching tourist a sought after vacaion
By Air : Cochin international airport is 12 k away from Idukki. Cochin is very well connected to all major domestic airports and many of international locations. From Cochin, Idukki is almost 3 hours drive. Taxi or local bus are easily available from Cochin.
By Rail : Kottayam is the nearest railway station, 133 km from Idukki. Taking a bus or hiring a taxi take you easily to Idukki.
By Road : National Highway 49 (Kochi-Mathura) passes through Idukki. Excellent motorable roads from many of the prime destinations like Madurai, Kottayam, Coimbatore, Kodaikanal and Devikulam lead you to reach Idukki very easily.
- Lake palace hotel Thekkedy, Idukki, Kerala-685536 Phone: +91-486-9222023
- Taj garden retreat Amalambika Road, Via Kumily, Thekkady - 685 536, Kerala Tel No.: (91-4869) 222401 to 222406 / 222273, Fax : (91-4869) 222106
- Spice Village Thekkady - Kumily Road, Thekkady -685536 Ph: 91- 4869-2322316/17
- Tea County Hill Resort City centre, Munnar, Idukki Ph: 91-4865-230589
- Carmelia Haven Resort Vandanmedu, Idukki Ph: 91-4868-270252, 270268
Tourist coming to Idukki loves flocking to eat out at places like Coffee Inn, Arayna Nivas, Hotel Brothers (Munnar) and Snack Bar (Periyar).
Important tourist information centre
- District Tourist Information Office Department of Tourism, Thekkady Jn., Kumily Ph: 91-4869-222620
- DTPC Information Centre Munnar Telefax: 91-4865-231516
- District Information Officer Kottayam, Ph: 91- 4812562558
- Kerala Tourism Information Office International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kochi Tel: +91-484-2610113
- Tourist information centre 219 Kanishka Shopping Plaza, 19 Ashoka Road New Delhi 110 001, Ph: 91-11-23368541