Idukki, popularly known as "The Spice Garden of India" is the second largest district of Kerala. This is the less populated area of the state and most of the place is covered with dense forests. Idukki Arch Dam located in this city is considered as the second largest arch dam in the world.
Famous places to visit are Sri Krishna Temple, Valara Waterfalls, Annamalai Temple, Mattupetty Dam and more. Eravikulam National Park, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamudi, Pothamedu View Point are perfect places to have nature walk and trek. Tea Museum and The Blossom International Park are perfect for children enjoyment. The other tourist spots around Idukki district are Munnar, Kalyanathandu, Chithirapuram, Devikulam etc. The weather is pleasant throughout the year, though the winter season is considered as the best to visit this place.
Best Time to Visit Idukki
Idukki is a beautiful hill station set in the heart of Kerala. Tourists from all over the world visit the place to have a look at its beautiful valleys, dense forests and extensive wildlife. The place can be visited throughout the year, except the rainy season. However, the winter season is considered the season to explore Idukki.
Weather Of Idukki
April to June is the duration of this season which has pleasant atmosphere due to the large mountains. During March to May temperature ranges from 25 to 30 degrees. People can find pleasant and moderate atmosphere all round the year.
Winters are very cold and people wear heavy woolen clothes in these days. 15° Celsius to 25° Celsius is the average temperature in winters. So, the best time to visit Idukki is all through the year.
During monsoon this city receives large amount of rainfall. Ambience and atmosphere of the city become amazing which allows you to view its scenic beauty. About 250 - 400 cm of average rainfall is received by the city annually.
Festivals in Idukki
Onam is one of the most important festivals in Idukki. This festival is celebrated in the month of August-September. This festival is related to a legend associated with King Mahabali. Mahabali was the legendary king and ruled Kerala for plenty of years. In this festival, children collect flowers for house decoration.
How to Reach Idukki?
By Air : Kochi airport is the nearest airport to the city which you can reach by travelling about 110 km. It is an international airport from where you can get domestic and international flights very easily. You can take cab, bus or any other mode of transport to reach this airport. Flights are frequent and provide comfortable travels to the passengers.
By Rail : Railway station in Theni is the nearest station and is 60 km away. Changanacherry is also a nearby station which offers regular train services. Rail network is well connected with other cities.
By Road : Taxi and rented cabs services offer you facility to reach from one place to another. Roads are smooth and well connected with various other major cities such as Ooty (276km), Kodaikanal (166km), Munnar (35km) and Coimbatore (192km).