Idukki with the plethora of Hill Stations amidst the lap of mother nature located at 2500 ft. above the sea level is richly blessed with the beauty of Nature at every nook and corner. Idukki is the perfect spot for the mountain trekking. The trekkers can go there and enjoy trekking in the natural atmosphere. This destination is the best site in Kerala. Idukki is a hilly district in the state of Kerala. The district derived its name from the Malayalam language word ‘Idukku’ that means a narrow gorge. This particular district is known for pepper and tea industry. Verdant valleys and picturesque peaks are the attraction of this charming district. Munnar, Devikulam , Top Station and many other famous hill station of are part of Idukki.

Few of the tourist hot spots which you can discover conveniently are Sahyadri Ayurvedic center, Kuthumkal hills, Idduki Arch dam, Grampi (eagle rock) and lots more. In addition, the transport, medical, communications and educational facilities are far better than the other areas of the regions.The avg height of the hill station Idukki ranges from 750 to 2500 m above sea level

Nearly 1500 sq km is reserved forest region in this district that is a haven for exotic flora and enchanting wildlife. This region is marked by thick dense forest, hill ranges, deep valleys and wide-range of fauna and flora. The main watershed of this district is River Periyar and its popular tributaries, Pambar and Thodupuzha. Idukki is blessed with unique geographical characteristics such as steep mountains and very deep valleys.

Idukki Weather and Best Time to Visit

The local and foreign tourists can visit this district of Idukki throughout the year. The summer season isn’t so hot in this region so the holiday season is dotted with native and foreign tourists. On the other hand, between June to September, this region faces rainy season. If you are comfortable with rainy season then these months are also a pleasant months to visit Idukki. It is to be noted that those who are interested in dam can visit these spots after the rainy season when the reservoir is full. It is to be remembered that summer season is the best time to visit the sanctuaries in Kerala.


By- Arvind Thampi (Flickr)

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