Idukki is popularly known as the spice garden of Kerala and is a splendid hill station which reconfirms the fact of Gods own country. The Asia’s first and the world’s second great arch dam is in Idukki.Idukki is one of the major tourist attraction of Kerala for it is fully loaded with nature. It is not only a hill station but also a place which have other attentions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, jungle walks and safaris, mountain treks, elephant rides etc.Apart from all this Idukki also houses a large tribal population like Muthuvan, Malayarayan, Mannan, Paliyan, Urali, Ulladan, Malavedan and Malampandaram.
ORIENTATION : Idukki is a continuation of the Western Gahts situated at an altitude of 750 to 2500 meters. A major area of Idukki is scarred by the rivers Thalayar, Periyar and Thodupuzhayar.
HISTORY : Idukki was initially discovered by the Scottish planter and also wanted to have it as their holiday home.They preferred this area mainly because of their high range pleasant weather. They also built a few bungalows according their Scottish architecture. A lot about Idukki is known in history for it is the home to South India’s highest peak, Anamudi, along with 13 other peaks with a height of over 2000 m, and some important rivers like Periyar, Thodupuzhayar and Thalayar.