Idukki is a beautiful high range district. The district headquarters is located at Painavu. About 66% of the State's Power needs come from the Hydroelectric Power Projects in Idukki. Rugged mountains and forests cover about 97 percent of the total area of the District. Anamudi, the highest peak in India south of Himalayas, is in Idukki. It is one of the main tourist destinations in Kerala with its hill stations.
Area: 5,105.22 sq km, Population: 11,29,221, Literacy: 88.69%
Taluks: Devikulam, Udumbanchola, Peermade, Thodupuzha
Blocks: Devikulam, Adimali, Nedumkandom, Azhutha, Kattappana, Idukki, Elamdesom, Thodupuzha.
Assembly: Devikulam, Udumbanchola, Thodupuzha, Idukki, Peerumedu
Periyar, Thodupuzhayar , Thalayar
Idukki, Thekkady, Mangaladevi Temple, Thommankuthu waterfalls, Munnar, Mattupetty, Eravikulam National Park, Rajamala, Pallivasal, Marayoor, Chinnar wild life sanctuary, Ramakkalmedu, Nadukani Tower, Kalvari Mount, Malankara Dam, Anakkara
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park, Pampadum Shola National Park , Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. These protected areas are especially known for several threatened and endemic species including Tiger, Nilgiri Thar, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar Deer, Purple Frog and Neelakurinji.
Air: Nearest airports Nedumbassery (120 km) , Madurai (136 km)
Rail: Railway does not passes through the district. Nearest railway stations are Ernakulam, Kottayam and Alwaye. Click on station name for time table.
Kochi-Madura: Kochi - Adimali - Munnar – Madura (NH49)
Kottayam –Kumily: Kottayam - Kuttikkanam - Peermadu - Vandiperiyar - Kumaly – Thekkady
Thodupuzha – Puliyanmala: Thodupuzha - Arakulam - Kuyilimala - Cheruthony - Kattappana
Kochi – 132 km, Ernakulam – 127 km, Thekkady - 56 km, Munnar - 43 km, Thodupuzha - 60 km, Neriyamangalam - 22 km, Vellathooval - 33 km, Trivandrum 293, Sabarimala 113, Kozhikode 303, Kanyakumari 441, Guruvayur 188, Bakel 459, Kodaikanal 217, Kovalam 306, Bangalore 580, Chennai 600