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  • If you are looking to spend a few days in the scenic beauty of Idukki, and wish to savor the true essence of natural splendor that northern Kerala has to offer – book your stay at one of the impressive resorts in Idukki.

    Seated amongst lush green hills, whose peaks disappear into the soft white clouds and are surrounded by coffee and cardamom plantations, these resorts offer you a slice of heaven that you will never forget.

    Whether you are traveling with family or friends, you will find something here for everyone. Also, if you are looking for a romantic getaway that will offer you seclusion, and still features the best of hospitality and amenities. Go no further ahead- Book a resort in Idukki and make memories worth cherishing for a lifetime.

    Having considered everything from amenities to the price per night, location to attractions – we have curated this list of the best Idukki resorts. Check it to find out what property best fits in your budget and requirements.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Idukki:

  • 01Wood Palace Resort

    Wood Palace Resort
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    Designed like a bungalow in Switzerland, overlooking acres and acres of rolling green hills covered with dense forests – the Wood Palace resort is the perfect place to enjoy an idyllic getaway that is laced with peace and tranquility. The hotel boasts of providing excellent service and world-class amenities.

    The stunning views of the Western Ghats and the pollution free environs will invigorate your soul and freshen up your mind. In addition, there are well-designed rooms and perfect hospitality to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, free parking, chic in house restaurant, wooden flooring, indoor games, travel assistance, campfire, off road drive.

    Location: 
    Kuttikanam, Peermade, Idukki, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 4k - 5k per night.

  • 02Green Berg Resort

    Green Berg Resort
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    One of the most unique resorts in Idukki, the Green Berg Resorts is the heavenly getaway you have always dreamt of. If you love spending time surrounded by natural splendor, Green Berg should be your first choice. Situated among flowering meadows and green plantations, you will enjoy rejuvenation like never before.

    Additionally, the cottages and suites are designed in a sophisticated and tasteful manner to make your stay truly luxurious. If you are planning to take your clients here, there is a meeting and conference-hall to help you in your endeavor.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, free parking, laundry services, airport shuttle, room service, restaurant, child-friendly, safari, bonfire.

    Location:
     Nadukani, Kulamavu, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 4k - 5k per night.

  • 03Ragamaya Resort & Spa

    Ragamaya Resort & Spa
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    Luxurious rooms, thoughtful amenities, breathtaking views of Ponmudi Lake, dense green rainforests stretched out as far as the eye can see – this is what it means to stay at this five-star resort.

    The resort is situated amidst the untouched natural beauty of the Western Ghats, and if you are looking to stay in a property that provides serenity without compromising on resplendence – Ragamaya is the place for you.

    Activities & Amenities:
     Flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, private plunge pools, ayurvedic spa, outdoor pool, cooking classes, barbecue, bonfire night, walks.

    Location: 
    View Point, Kalmali, Off Munnar - Thekkady Bypass Road, Rajakkadu, Munnar, Kerala.

    Price: 
    INR 6k - 7k per night.

  • 04Neelakurunji Luxury Plantation Resort

    Neelakurunji Luxury Plantation Resort
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    One of the most strategically located resorts in Idukki is Neelakurunji, located in the lap of nature and enjoying scenic views of the Western Ghats. With all modern facilities available for its guests, Neelakurunji is the best place for weary souls looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    The resort is tucked away amongst lush green hills and plantations of cardamom that invigorate your senses and make you feel alive. Book your stay at Neelakurunji if you want to enjoy nature and modern amenities at the same time.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, free parking, free breakfast, restaurant, laundry services, child-friendly, airport service, plantation walks, night safari, massages.

    Location: Venadu, Muttukadu-Periakanal Road, Chinnakanal, Munnar, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 5k -6k per night.

  • 05Palette Hill View Resort

    Palette Hill View Resort
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    One of the most versatile resorts in Idukki is the Palette Hill View Resort with its variety of rooms and suites that are curated to suit the needs of all types of guests. The standard rooms that are gracefully decorated and come equipped with all modern facilities are perfect if you are traveling solo.

    And if you want accommodation for the entire family – consider booking the
    beautiful duplex rooms. Premium rooms are also available for guests who want to enjoy impeccable services and luxurious amenities.

    Activities & Amenities:
     Free internet access, free breakfast, free parking, outdoor pool, laundry services, airport shuttle, room service, restaurant, child-friendly, soft and hard treks, stroll.

    Location: 
    Opp. Moon Mala Tharayanganam Stop, P.O, Vagamon, Kerala.

    Price: 
    INR 3k - 4k per night.

  • 06Ayur Shakti Riverdale Resort

    Ayur Shakti Riverdale Resort
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    Ayursakthi is your home away from home – experience the most comfortable stay of your life here. The 24-hour help desk and professional staff are always ready to help you out. The airy rooms are equipped with everything needed to make your life easy.

    In addition to that is the lush green surroundings and the sheer beauty of Kerala. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and watch the sunset over the beautiful hills. Take your partner along to this gorgeous estate and make memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Airport transfer, free internet access, free breakfast, free parking, daily housekeeping, flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security.

    Location:
     Munnar, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 2k per night.

  • 07Misty Mountain Plantation Resort

    Misty Mountain Plantation Resort
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    Seated elegantly at an elevation of 3,500 feet above sea level, Misty Mountain offers some of the most unique views Idukki resorts have to offer. The estate is spread over 600 acres and luxury touches new heights here.

    Here, you can watch mountains covered with green blankets disappearing into cotton white clouds from the comfort of your balconies. Enjoy a trek into the forests if you are the adventurous type and explore the unique flora and fauna if you are interested.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Flat screen TVs, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, mountain and pond views, balconies, multi-cuisine restaurant, hiking, strolls.

    Location: 
    Kuttikkanam, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 4k - 7k per night.

  • 08Paradise Plantation Retreat

    Paradise Plantation Retreat
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    Paradise plantation is aptly named. It is one of the most gorgeous resorts in Idukki, offering stunning views of the magnificent mountains of the Western Ghats as well as the gorgeous coffee plantations around.

    Wake up to the intoxicating aroma of coffee being grounded and look out your balcony to enjoy the orange sun rising behind the mountains. Enjoy the gorgeous backwaters of Kerala and find new meanings of serenity and tranquility.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Airport transfer, free internet access, free breakfast, free parking, daily housekeeping, flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities.

    Location: Murinjapuzha P.O, Idukki District, Peermade, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 6k - 7k per night.

  • 09Kananam Retreat

    Kananam Retreat
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    Kananam resort boasts of providing you the best everything to those who stay here. Guaranteed to provide privacy and seclusion to its guests, along with ultra modern facilities – Kananam resorts is the perfect heaven for honeymooners and those looking to celebrate a romantic getaway with their partners.

    The stunning landscapes and the pollution free environs add to the romantic ambiance of the place. Book a room at Kananam and make the best of your holiday in God’s own country.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, free parking, free breakfast, restaurant, laundry services, child-friendly, airport service, flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security.

    Location:
     Kulamavu, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 2k - 3k per night.

  • 10The Ark

    The Ark
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    Known as one of the most beautiful Idukki resorts, The Ark is truly a slice of heaven, sitting amidst the lush green hills of Western Ghats. You will feel as if you have been transported to another world – clear blue skies and fresh wind in your hair, eye-pleasing vistas, far away from the concrete jungles.

    With the best of amenities and extremely hospitable staff – what more can you ask for? Make your holiday in Kerala one of the best by booking your stay in The Ark.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Spacious bedrooms, balconies with mountain view, professionally cooked food, free internet access.

    Location:
     Calvary Mount Church, Road, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 3k per night.

  • 11RG’S Whistling Woods Resort

    RG’S Whistling Woods Resort
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    One of the most beautiful resorts in Idukki, RG’s Whistling Woods enjoy a premium location among the beautiful and magnificent woods of the Western Ghats and the lush green natural beauty of Kerala.

    It offers its patrons absolute privacy and the best of hospitality services to make their guests’ stay the epitome of comfort in Whistling Woods. If you are looking for a place for your romantic getaway, this is the home for you.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, free parking, free breakfast, wake-up call facility, seating area, flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, medical aid, long and short treks, walks in the plantations.

    Location: 
    Pothamedu, Pallivasal, Via Ottamaram, Munnar, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 4k - 5k per night.

  • 12Meghamala Resort

    Meghamala Resort
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    If you want to enjoy a holiday doing nothing but eating breakfast in bed, watching Netflix, going for strolls in dense jungles and enjoying sunsets with a cocktail from your balcony – Meghmala resorts is one of the best Idukki resorts for you.

    With beautifully decorated rooms and excellent staff to take of your desires and whims – the Meghmala offers you the perfect chance to pamper yourself and still enjoy the stunning views of the scenery around you. Book your stay here for a truly secluded holiday.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, newspaper, room service, 24-hour front desk, laundry, iron board, private parking, spa, massage, lockers, lounge.

    Location:
     Calvary Mount Church, SH 43, Narakakkanam, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 2k - 3k per night.

  • 13Joys Resort

    Joys Resort
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    One of the most aesthetically stunning resorts in Idukki, Joys Resort is the kind of place you can hope to find only in fairytales. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of God’s own country with rolling hills and misty environs, plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see, and valleys that appear mystical and serene at the same time.

    If you love nature and want to stay at a place that will help you enjoy the sheer magnificence of Kerala – pick Joys Resort as your holiday accommodation.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Free internet access, free parking, free breakfast, tea and   facilities, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security spa, daily housekeeping.

    Location:
    Power House, Chinnakanal, Kochi - Madurai - Dhanushkodi Rd, Chinnakanal, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 3k per night.

  • 14Saj Vagamon Hideout

    Saj Vagamon Hideout
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    One of the most unique Idukki resorts, Saj Vagamon lives up to its name. With cottages that are far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, huts made of mud and thatched roofs, and the resort located in the midst of thick jungles of the Western Ghats. 

    This is the perfect place to plan a hideout from everyday responsibilities and let your soul heal from the worries of modern lifestyle.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Laundry service, restaurant, kitchen, organic produce, garden, chef to prepare meals on request, walks in the garden, soft and hard treks.

    Location:
     Pullikkanam Elappara Rd, Kolahalamedu, Vagamon, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 10k per night.

  • 15Winter Vale

    Winter Vale
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    This is a place for people who love living in eco friendly stays that offers complete serenity to people who are looking for an escape into nature. This resort will allow you to feel the nature in its truest form, offering a calm and soothing atmosphere to the visitors.

    Activities & Amenities:
    Meeting rooms, restaurant, conference facilities, kids pool, laundry.

    Location:
     
    Winter Vale Road, Kurisumala Ashram Junction, Vazhikkadavu, Vagamon, Kerala.

    Price:
    INR 2k per person.

Adventure in Idukki

Nature and wildlife in Idukki

Resorts in Idukki

Attractions

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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Idukki Wildlife is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki at an altitude of 450 – 750 ft above the sea level.

The sanctuary, flanked on 3 sides by the tranquil waters of Idukki Lake, is housed amidst picturesque settings of tropical evergreen & semi-evergreen forests, meadows, and deciduous trees.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the places to visit in Idukki, houses hordes of wild elephants.

The other species from the animal kingdom include bison, sambar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, Malabar Giant Squirrel, wild boars, and tigers. Reptilians such as Cobra, viper, krait, etc will bewilder the visitor, while avian species Malabar grey hornbill, Purple Sunbird, Golden Oriole, and Black bulbul enchant him.

Distance: 
40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

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Idukki Arch Dam

The Idukki dam is constructed across the Periyar River, in a valley between the Kuravan and Kurathi hills in Kerala. The awe-inspiring, majestic dam, which stands at 167.68 meters (550 ft), is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. The dam, which is one of the Idukki tourist places, constructed by the Kerala government in 1975 and supports 780 MW hydroelectric power station that draws electricity from this dam.

The sheer magnitude of the structure along with the mountains, verdant vegetation, and 60 sq. km placid lake, which is created by the 3 dams, Idukki dam, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu, captivate the visitors.

Distance:
 33 km from Idukki Dist.

Timings:
Public Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Entry Fees:
 Rs 25 for adults and Rs 5 for children. The tariff for a 15-minute boat ride for 5 persons is Rs. 600.

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Ilaveezha Poonchira

Ilaveezha Poonchira, the Shangri-La of Kerala, situated in Melukavu village in Kottayam district is one of the places to visit in Idukki. Located at the foothills of the 3 floral hillocks – Mankunnu, Kudayathur, and Thonippara Hills at Kanjar, the bewitching valley is spread across thousands of acres.

“Ila-veezha Poonchira” which means “the pond of flowers where the leaves do not fall” has its roots in Mahabharata. The rains during the monsoon season transmogrify the valley and present an enthralling and hypnotic effect on the visitors. Words fall short to explain the beatitudes of the play of colors on the horizon during the Sunrise and Sunset. Ilaveezha Poonchira is also an ideal destination for trekking.

Distance:
 36 km from Idukki

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Keezharkuthu Falls

The cascading waters from a height of 1500 meters amidst the hills enveloped in lush greenery, adorns the skies with rainbows that takes the visitors’ breath away. A favorable hunting ground for photographers, the Keezharkuthu falls also referred to as rainbow falls immerse the visitors in an inexplicable experience.

The contiguous forests are believed to be endowed with medicinal plants and herbs, which are used by tribal inhabitants from centuries. It is also home for rich fauna.
The rocky terrain of the Keezharkuthu, one of the Idukki tourist places, is renowned for its exploration activities such as rock climbing, mountaineering, camping, and trekking.

The place is also close to a number of tourist hotspots like Thommankuthu waterfalls, Kalvari Mount, and Ramakkalmedu Peak.

Distance:
 30 km from Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Hill View Park

Hill View Park, one of the Idukki tourist places, located at a distance of 2 km from Idukki Bus stand, is a magnificent and well-managed park. The park, stretching over 8 acres enthralls the visitors with hundreds of varieties of crotons, flowers, medicinal plants, and other woods.

The Hill View Park houses a natural water body, where visitors can enjoy boat rides. The view from the watchtower of both the dams, Idukki and Cheruthoni, the surrounding hills on all four sides and the lush greenery takes the breath away.

The Park remains open throughout the year and can be accessed through gentle slopes, though it is stationed at 350 ft above the level of Dam water. The herbal garden and children’s play area add appeal to the Hill View Park.

Distance:
2 km from Idukki.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fees:
Rs. 10 for adults and Rs. 5 for Children.

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Valara Waterfalls

Valara Waterfalls, is one of the places to visit in Idukki, is located on Munnar-Kochi Highway. The gushing waters from a series of waterfalls, falling from an altitude of 1000 meters provide an alluring view.Nestled in the verdant vegetation featuring various types of woods and multitude of the animal kingdom, it is an ideal place for nature lovers and bird watchers.

The rocky hillocks that dot the place is a hub for adrenaline-pumping activities like trekking, rock climbing etc. The monsoon and post-monsoon periods witness a heavy tourist turnout due to the spectacular scenic beauty of the falls and surrounding flora.
It is a favorite getaway for photographers, honeymooners, and romantic persons.

Distance: 42 km from Munnar.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Vandanmedu

Vandanmedu is located 25 km north of Kumily, on the Thekkady-Munnar Highway. The place is famous for rich spices like cardamom and it is said to be the biggest auction centers for Cardamom. The visitors traversing the plantations can enjoy the aroma of cardamom wafting through the air.

The place is also a budding commercial center and is known for its historic colonial-era buildings. The anchel office constructed in the early 20th
 century by the British housed the first post office in Idukki.

Distance: 45 km from Munnar.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Nadukani Pavilion

Nadukani, one of the Idukki tourist places, is situated between Thodupuzha and Idukki in the vicinity of Kulamavu. Nadukani Pavilion, a 2-storey building constructed and managed by the State Electricity Board, atop a hill is encompassed by the vast stretches of hayfields flanked by gargantuan rocks.

Situated at an altitude of 3000 ft, it offers bird’s-eye view of the Idukki and Ernakulam districts. Standing atop the Nadukani Pavilion, one can view the picturesque landscape spanning the sparkling waters of Muvattupuzha River, the Moolamattam town, Malankara Reservoir, the imposing sky-high mountains, and the verdant vegetation.
It is an ideal getaway for picnics. The adventure enthusiasts throng this place as it offers limitless trekking options in the hill forests nearby.

Distance
: 70 km from Thodupuzha and 25 km from Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry Fees:
 Nominal entrance fee is collected.

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Thommankuthu Waterfalls

Thommankuthu Waterfalls is a series of 12 falls or kuthus (locally known) spread over an area of 5 kms and fall from a height of 40 meters. The 12 falls that vary in height and pass through the lush evergreen forests, presents a remarkable sight.

The waterfall is eponymous of its founder, Thommachan Kuruvinakunnel, who introduced this beautiful falls to the world. The rich flora and fauna around the waterfall hypnotize the visitors. It is an alluring destination for trekking as it takes you through caves and sleepy hamlets of the tribals.
The visitors can enjoy a bath at the falls in summer, but not during the monsoon as the level of water increases.

Distance: 20 km from Thodupuzha

Timings: All day.

Entry Fees: Rs 10/- per Adult and Rs 5/- per child

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Gavi

Gavi, an eco-tourist spot introduces the visitors to a beguiling scenic beauty that is untouched by the unscrupulous reach of modern humankind. Gavi is home to very rare flora.

The only 2 Gopher trees that are believed to be in India, are present in the Gavi forest region. It is also home to Nageia Wallichinia, an endemic variety of the Gymnosperm family.
It is domicile to endangered species like Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed Macaque.

The visitors feel amazed and frightened at the hordes of Kerala’s own regal elephants sauntering in the region. Gaur, sambar deer, barking deer, Mouse deer, Wild dogs, tigers, and various species of snakes co-inhibit the region.
More than 260 kinds of birds, which include Great pied hornbill, mynas, cuckoos, bulbuls, woodpeckers, kingfishers etc, are a feast to the eyes of the bird watchers.

Distance: 28 km from Kumily near Thekkady.

Timings: All day.

Entry Fees:
 
Rs 25/- per Adult and Rs 50/- per vehicle. Cameras & Video cameras are charged Rs 25 & 100 resp.

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Malankara Dam

Malankara Dam is built on the Thodupuzha River, which is the tributary of the Muvattupuzha river, for irrigation purpose. Malankara Lake, an artificial lake formed as a part of the Muvattupuzha valley irrigation project is spread over 11 sq.kms. The visitors can enjoy boating and fishing in the lake.

The Malankara Dam is open for tourists throughout the year.
A park is under construction in the area adjoining the reservoir, admeasuring 15 acres.

Distance:
52 km from Kottayam.

Timings: All day.

Entry fees: None

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Pothamedu Plantations

Pothamedu Plantations, one of the places to visit in Idukki, bedazzles the tourists with its lush greenery. The lush green beds of coffee, the groomed tea gardens, and the wood-shaded cardamom plantations imprint an unforgettable picture in the minds of the visitors.

The nature lovers lose track of the time gazing at the beautiful environs of the cloud covered mountains and ravines soaked in a blanket of greenery. The trekkers, hikers, and walkers feel soothed and refreshed by the panoramic beauty of the surroundings.

The Muthirapuzha River and Idukki arch dam can be viewed by the tourists from the Pothamedu viewpoint if the atmosphere is clear and devoid of mist. It is a great getaway for photo fanatics to capture captivating pictures of this dreamland.

Distance
: 6 km from Munnar.

Timings:
6 AM to 6 PM

Entry fees:
None

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Ramakkalmedu

Ramakkalmedu, situated 3500 ft above the sea level, presents a bird’s eye view of the countryside of the neighboring Tamil Nadu State. The striking feature of the Ramakkalmedu is the historical monument of Kuravan and Kurathi, a huge statue that illustrates the Sangam period of Kerala.

Rama-Kal-medu literally means “Land of Rama’s stone” or “ Land where Lord Rama set his holy foot”. Another unique feature of Ramakkalmedu is the prevailing wind conditions, irrespective of the seasons. It offers excellent trekking options to adventure enthusiasts. Other attractions include Frog-rock, Turtle –Rock etc.

Distance: 40 km from Thekkady.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Sita Devi Lake

Another of the Idukki tourist places, Sita Devi Lake, is located at an altitude of 1800 meters (5900 ft) above the sea level. The lake also referred to as Devikulam, which means lake of the Goddess, is supposedly linked to the epic Ramayana. According to the myth, it is said that Goddess Sita Devi, the consort of Lord Rama, had bathed in these waters.

Tourists prefer to take a dip in the waters of this lake, not only due to its sacredness but also because of the purported curative powers of its mineral waters. The distant cloud-capped the Blue Mountains, the velvety rolling evergreen hills, and the natural vegetation of slim red, blue, and yellow gum trees hypnotize the visitors.

This makes it a wonderful picnic spot. Its pristine waters also make it be a perfect place for trout fishing. Devikulam is a trekkers’ haven.

Distance: 5 km from Munnar.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Kulamavu Dam

Kulamavu Dam, one of the triumvirate dams of the Idukki reservoir project, is constructed in 1961 to restrict the flow of water into Kallivally rivulet. The 100 ft gravity dam built of concrete or stone masonry on the Periyar River stretches out between rocky mountains and forms 33 sq.km reservoir. Kulamavu, one of the places to visit in Idukki, is also a famous hill station in Idukki district.

The 60 sq. km artificial lake formed as a result of the construction of the 3 dams, add scenic beauty to the rugged rocky terrain and verdant vegetation around it.

The hill station charms the visitors with the picturesque countryside, rubber and spice plantations. The visitors go gaga over the various species of birds such as darter or snakebird, kingfisher etc. that inhabit the hill station. Kaulamavu offers remarkable trekking trails with equally enchanting environs that kick the adrenalin of hiking or trekking fanatics.

Distance
: 5 km from Periyar river, Idukki

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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Mangala Devi Temple

Mangala Devi temple is a historic temple situated in the dense forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Idukki district of Kerala bordering Tamil Nadu State. The fable prevalent among the natives elucidates that Kannagi, a devout Tamil woman, had wreaked destruction on the Pandyan dynasty through her curse for unjustly executing her husband, Kovalan in a theft case.

Kannagi is extolled as the epitome of chastity and is bestowed the position of the goddess. The ancient Tamilakam King, Chera Chenguttuvan, constructed this temple, around 2000 yrs ago. So, the temple is known for Pandiyan architecture.

Apart from Mangala Devi, the idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Karuppuswamy and sanctorium of Ganesh adorn the temple.
Only during Chitrapournami festival, which falls in the Summer season (April/May), the devotees can visit and offer the prayers. The 12 km stretch to the temple can be accessed only through Jeep.To visit the Mangala Devi during other times prior special permission must be sought from the forest ranger.

Distance: 60 km from 
Pazhiyankudi, Idukki

Timings: All day.

Entry fee: None.

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