About Idukki

Idukki district which is the part of Gods Own Country fascinating tourists all over the globe is one among the 14 districts of Kerala state, India. The name, ‘Idukki’ is supposed to have derived from ‘Idukku’ meaning a narrow gauge. Man, animals and plants live in perfect harmony in this unspoiled natural queen of Kerala. The district is a sierra of domineering Western Ghats with altitude from 2500 to 6700 ft. One of the highest peaks in Kerala, Anamudi, and a dozen other peaks situated in Idukki, the ‘Spice Kingdom’ of Kerala State. The district has a forest of 260907 hectors, largest area in the district. Several prominent rivers originate from the Idukki mountains and ends up in the Arabian Sea.


Idukki district has the largest Arch Dam in India. Anamudi, which is the highest peak in India, situates south of India. Malankara Dam, which is constructed across Thodupuzha river, 5 km from Thodupuzha, is one of the hot spot for Malayalam movie industry. Idukki is well connected to Kochi, the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Anakkara is one among the developed areas in the district. Anakkara is a fast growing Spice tourism destination. A new survey is being conducted by Airports Authority of India for a Greenfield Airport at Anakkara.

Major towns of Idukki district

Thekkady Thodupuzha Adimali Kattappana Thankamany
Idukki-Painavu Vandiperiyar Devikulam Peerumedu Munnar
Kumily Vagamon Nedumkandam Udumbanchola Rajakkad

For more details on Idukki please visit: www.idukki.nic.in