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Idukki, Kerala

Idukki, Kerala
Idukki, Kerala (Credit.871167102)
Idukki is popular and mostly visited hill station in Kerala. It is a small town scarred by the rivers Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar. Blessed generously by the Mother Nature this town offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, spice plantation center, hill stations and mountain trek. Idukki district is situated at the top of the Western Ghats that are surrounded by mountains. Idukki dam is the Asia’s first and the world's second great arch dam offering a sizeable contribution running hydroelectric project. Idukki district was formed on 26 January 1972. The name 'Idukki' is believed to be derived from the Malayalam word 'idukku', which means a narrow gorge. This ancient land was founded by the legendry mythological form Rishi Parashuram, blessed with emerald backwaters and gold and silver beaches is Kerala- God's own country.

This hill station is also popularly called as the spice planters' enchantment due to the presence of numerous plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom and cinnamon that adores the beauty of this hill station. The prime and major attraction of Idukki consists of Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Waterfalls, Temples followed by Munnar, Devikulam, Kuthumkal Waterfalls, Observatory Hills, Cheruthoni, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Arch Dam, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Marayoor, Mattupetti and Top Station. The best time to visit Idukki is from Septembers to May. The tribal population of Idukki is diverse in their costumes and beliefs which make them different from the mainstream culture.For accommodation there are luxurious and budget hotels. This hill station is connected with via road to other places in Kerala and outside.