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.
The River Pamba Also Has It Origin Here. As A Tourist Destination,
Idukki Offers Diverse Attractions Like Wildlife Sanctuaries, Hill
Stations, Spice Plantation Tours Mountain Treks, Elephant Rides Etc.
Area - 5019 sq. Km
Population - 1,079,369 (1991 census)
Air - Nearest Airports are Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 140
Kms, Kochi (Nedumbassery - 190 Km), Thiruvananthapuram (265 Kms).
Rail - Nearest Railway Station is Kumarakom 114 kms
and Madurai station is about 136 kms.
Road - An excellent road network links the district
to all major towns and cities in india.
Places to visit :
Idukki Arch Dam - This is the world's second and Asia's
first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills.
550 ft. High and 650 ft. Wide, the dam lies close to the Cheruthoni
Barrage. To its West is the Kulamavu Dam. Idukki wildlife sanctuary
is located closeby.
The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary - This sanctuary extends
over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki district, spreading
over 77 sq. Km and is about 450 - 748 m above sea level. The Idukki
reservoir formed by three dams - Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu -
extends to 33 sq km.
Species found in this sanctuary :
» Animals - Elephant, Bison, Sambar Deer, Wild Dog, Jungle
Cat, Tiger, Wild Boar Etc.
» Snakes - Cobra, Viper, Krait And A Number Of Non Poisonous
» Birds - Jungle Foul, Myna, Laughing Thrush, Black Bulbul,
Peafowl, Woodpecker, Kingfisher Etc.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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