Inclusions
  • Accommodation on double/ triple sharing basic.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • Welcome drink on arrival.
  • English News Paper on the Vehicle.
  • Surface transportation by Air Conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Personal assistance by Kausalya Trip India representative & offices during all arrival and departure.
  • All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included.
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges.
Exclusions
  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
  • Any other item not specified in "Cost Includes".
  • Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
  • Monuments Entrance Fees.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).

Note :

Hotel checks in & check out time is 12 noon.

Hotels are subject to availability.

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Idukki Tour Packages Kerala

Though its account for a mere four percent of the population, Idukki in Kerala covers 13 percent of the state’s total area and is Kerala’s largest district. With rugged mountains, dense forests and three big rivers, one third of the State’s electricity is generated here. Besides that, Idukki’s numerous trekking trails, stunning views and diverse wildlife make it an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination when on Kerala tours. This hilly region has managed to retain a charming and hideaway environment, devoid of the hysteria of mass tourism. To call it god’s own hideaway would not be an exaggeration. Idukki in Kerala does not have a history replete with the rise and fall of dynasties or the reigns of glorious rulers but it does figure in ancient historical records for other reasons. In the epic, Ramayana, there is a graphic description of the flora of the Pamba valley in Idukki Kerala. It has been proved that Vennimala, one of the capitals of the Thekkumkoor Rajas, was in Idukki district.

Idukki has, predominantly, a tribal population. Two hundred tribal settlements are scattered all over the district. Most of the schedule tribes reside in the remote hilly regions and the deep interiors of the dense forests of this district. The customs and beliefs of these people make an interesting study as they maintain an ethos that is distinct from that of mainstream culture. Over time, the culture in Idukki became mixed due to large scale migration from other parts of Kerala as well as from neighboring Tamil Nadu.

Other Information:

Tour Times:-

India is great options to make your trip gorgeous times will be according your destinations between far each other all things are listed in your travel package and are probable.

Communication Skills:-

Generally speaking in India English Language.

Electricity Power:-

The domestic electricity supply in India is 220 volts most of hotels have three round pin sockets therefore we recommended travel adaptor set.

What Things To Pack:-

1. A light jersey or swindle for early morning plus in sunset because air-conditioning can be cold in restaurant.
2. Lightweight clothes like cotton, well dressed casual exceptional in hotel.
3. Footwear for game drives relaxed with this and will be strong.
4. Formal clothes and sandals and shoes are accepted for make relaxing go for dinner lunch and breakfast at your hotel or lodge restaurant.
5. According your personal basis needs like sunglasses, Sun cream and hat applicable.
6. According your needs for capture your trip in camera applicable are camera, spare batteries and memory cards.
7. According your needs mobile laptops and charger are applicable.
8. If you want to swimming according occasional swim you need to pack Swimwear.
9. Exceptional carry your Binoculars.
10. Exceptional for caring over mosquito repellent and spray.
11. Exceptional the clothes if need to change during tour to religious places in India where you need to change like that your tour guide can suggest you where necessity.
12. Exceptional for caring over self antiseptic, Handy wipes, hand gel and bottled water where possible you can.
13. Exceptional carry according country local currency for handy for ad-hoc tipping!

Optional vaccination:

We advise you to talk about your individual necessities for India with your GP at least 6-8 weeks previous to travel.

Best time to visit

From January to March the place is cool and dry while September to December is pleasant and dry. September to March is the best time to make a tour to Idukki. It is safest to avoid rainy season (June-Aug).

Getting there

By Air

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery about 119 km away.

By Rail

The nearest railhead is Ernakulam Junction about 120 km away, well connected to all major cities.

By Road

Thodupuzha, whish affords easy access to the Idukki region, is about 65 km east off Kochi. The KSRTC bus stand is on the main road to Painavu and has regular buses to Ernakulam and other major cities in the state.

Sights and Attractions Idukki

Idukki Arch Dam

A local legend alludes to Rama and Sita stopping by the Periyar River during the time of their exile. One day, a kuravan (male tribal) and kurathi (female tribal) were caught staring Sita bath in the river. In a fit of fury, Rama is said to have cursed them, transforming them into huge rocks. The river deflected its course and stated flowing in between the rocks.

It is between these two mountains, Kuravanmala, 839 metres high and Kurathimala, 925 metres high, that the Idukki dam stands. Close to the Cheruthoni barrage, to its west is the Kulamavu Dam. Together with the Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dams, the three extend between rocky hills to form the largest reservoir in Kerala.

The idea for the hydroelectric project was conceived in 1932, when Kolumban, the head of the Araya community, during the hunting spree in the jungle, guided the then superintendent of the Malankara tea estate, to the spot of the present arch dam. Realizing the enormous potential of the place, they approached the Government of Travancore to set up a powerhouse on the banks of the Periyar for power generation. Though the construction of the dam commenced in 1969, the commercial operation of the power station was commissioned in 1976.

Idukki wildlife sanctuary

Located at an altitude of 450-748 metres above sea level, this sanctuary covers total area of 105 sq kms. Spread over the Thodupuzha and Udumbanchola taluks, it includes a 33 sq kms scenic lake formed by the three dams Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu. The lake that surrounds this protected area on the three sides is covered by a charming canopy of tropical dense evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests and shoals, adding to the beauty of the sanctuary.

On Kerala tours you can enjoy the boat ride on the lake or savor the beauty of the huge reservoir at the sanctuary and its surroundings jungles. In most areas around the reserve, photography is prohibited. This is for the protection of these three huge dams. Though the sanctuary is said to have a sizeable population of wildlife; most sightings are limited. If luck is on your side, you’ll spot some wildlife while traveling along the main road that enters part of the sanctuary.

One of the finest havens for wildlife, this sanctuary is home to vast herds of elephants, barking deer, bear, wild boars, sambar, wild dogs, jungle cats and tigers. There is also a large concentration of snakes including cobra, viper, python, kraits and numerous non poisonous ones. Due to the huge reservoir, the sanctuary attracts a lot of aquatic birds, like ducks and cormorants.

Thommankuthu

Seventeen kilometers from Thodupuzha is Thommankuthu, famous for its numerous waterfalls. The seven step waterfall that drops down a rock from a height of 1,500 metres is a much loved picnic spot in Idukki Kerala. At each step, there is a cascade and a pool beneath. The best way to enjoy the place is to undertake 12 km trek that takes you to the top of the mountain. The less adventurous can have a good time frolicking in the shallow pools below when on a Kerala tour travel.

Kalvary Mount

Also known as Kalyanathandu according to the legend, the pandavas from the Mahabharata are said to have camped here. Perched atop a hill, it offers a stunning view of the scenic surroundings and forested valleys. The placid water in the Idukki reservoir stretching far into the distance gleams like a sheet of glass. You’ll even see elephants roaming below. A good place for trekking, guided trekking can be availed of from here when on a tour to Idukki.

Cheruthoni

On a Kerala tour travel, one should always make a visit to Cheruthoni. The Cheruthoni, near Painavu, is the area surrounding the Idukki and Cheruthoni dams. It is situated 3,917 feet above sea level. From here, on a clear day you can even get glimpse of place as far as Kochi. The Cheruthoni Dam is the largest and the highest gravity dam in Kerala. The Kerala State Electricity Board, which looks after the dam, rents out speedboats, for a cruise between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. The hill park view, situated adjacent to both the Idukki and Cheruthoni dams, offers a stupendous view of the arch dam, the forests and hills around. The herbal garden and children’s area are added attractions. Another place of tourists interest on a Kerala tours is Moolamatton underground power station where you can see the workings of a power house. Prior permission has to be obtained from the KSEB to enter the power station.

Activities Idukki

Where to eat

Gopuram in Thodupuzha on the Muvattupuzha road serves Kerala meals, Tiffin food and also, something close to what you’d call Chinese food. Hotel Arathi has some good Kerala food on its menu apart from Hotel Woodlands is known for its pure vegetarian and mainly Kerala cuisines. Maurya Monarch, with its four restaurants, offers a multi cuisines experience. The crab chilli fry here is a must try.