Coordinates: 9.850000 76.966698
Idukki – A fascinating world
Idukki is an enthralling part of God’s Own Country, Kerala. Fully clad in thick emerald forest and with coronet of lush mountains it swanks of Anamudi, which is the highest peak in India. Not only this, Idukki has also got the honor of having the second largest dam in the world. This marvelous place also has some golden strokes of past associated with it, as it was a part of the Chera dynasty and also served as an abode for a large number of European settlers. Also since many ages, it has been an important exporter of teak, rosewood, sandalwood and ivory to the nearby and far off countries.
This place is blessed by nature, and one can see the beauty of nature at its fullest in every corner of this city. Apart from the magnificent landscapes, number of tea gardens and coffee plantations, tranquil springs and captivating waterfalls, leave the visitors mesmerized. This place has something for everyone and for the people, who have special fascination for wildlife; this place has number of animal reserves and sanctuaries. The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is the dwelling place of many exceptional species of flora and fauna. In its adjoining area there are number of other animal reserves as well, such as the China Wildlife Sanctuary, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and Anamudi Shola National Park.
A well known plantation area of Idukki, Murrikkaddy allures people with the aroma of tea and coffee which can be felt in air all the time. Also this place houses the Nedumkandam Hill which is famous for pepper and cardamom. Apart from the nature’s blessing, one can also witness some great manmade marvels here, such as the Mangala Devi temple, Annamala temple, Ninnar mosque etc.