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Idukki Arch Dam


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          The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India, is a 168.91 m (554 ft) tall arch dam. The dam stands between the two mountains - Kuravanmala (839)m and Kurathimala (925)m. It was constructed and is owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. It supports a 780 MW hydroelectric power station.




          It is built on the Periyar River, in the ravine between the Kuravan and Kurathi Hills in Kerala, India. At 167.68 metres, it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia and third tallest arch dam. It started generating power on 4 October 1975. Technically, the dam type is a concrete double, curvature parabolic, thin arc dam.


          The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumbanchola taluks of Idukki district, spread over 77 km2 and is about 450 - 748 m above sea level. The Idukki Reservoir formed by three dams - Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu - extends to 33 km2. One can find Elephants, bisons, sambars deers, wild dogs, jungle cats, tigers, wild boars etc. and variety of Snakes like Cobra, viper, krait and a number of non poisonous snakes in this Sanctuary. The birds of Idukki are Jungle fowl, myna, laughing thrush, black bulbul, peafowl, woodpecker, kingfisher etc.


 





     Nearest Tourist Places in Idukki




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     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 : Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(97.6 km, 2 hours 21 mins )




   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Road
           160 m

2. Take the 2nd right toward International Terminal Road
           280 m

3. Slight left onto International Terminal Road
           190 m

4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
           150 m

5. Turn right onto Airport Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum Outlet (on the left in 500 m)
           2.5 km

6. Turn right to stay on Airport Rd Pass by Kathi Ambalam (on the left in 1.5 km)
           2.2 km

7. Slight right at St George Jacobite Church onto Main Central Rd Pass by Indian Oil Pump (on the right in 4.0 km)
           8.6 km

8. Turn left at Hotel Galaxy onto Aluva - Munnar Rd Pass by Nangeli Hospital (on the left in 15.5 km)
           17.1 km

9. Turn left onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd Pass by Imperial Castle (on the left in 1.7 km)
           1.8 km

10. Turn right at Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Jct onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd/Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Rd
           1.2 km

11. Turn left onto Aluva - Munnar Rd/Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.3 km)
           13.1 km

12. Turn right onto SH 44 Pass by Selection Hardwares (on the left in 10.2 km)
           12.6 km

13. Turn left to stay on SH 44
           7.0 km

14. Continue onto thaneermukkam Pass by C.S.I Hospital Chelachuvadu (on the left in 14.6 km)
           15.7 km

15. Slight right onto Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/SH 43
           850 m

16. Turn left onto Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Idukki - Neriyamangalam Rd/SH 43 Pass by Ponnumpoojary Temple (on the left in 2.8 km)
           4.9 km

17. Turn right at Muthoot fin cop to stay on Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Idukki - Neriyamangalam Rd/SH 43 Pass by homeopathic hospital and poison treatment centre (on the left)
           6.6 km

18. Turn left at Cheruthony Church onto Kumarakom - Cumbam Rd/Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd
           2.1 km

19. Turn right
           750 m

20. Turn left
           10 m

21.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Thripunithura Railway Station

 Road :

 From Thripunithura Railway Station to spot(98.1 km, 2 hours 41 mins )




   Directions :



1. Head towards Hill Palace Rd south-east on Railway Station Rd Pass by Thripunithura Shalem IPC (on the left)
           400 m

2. Sharp left at Kerala Realinfo onto Hill Palace Rd Pass by Vyrelil gas agency (on the left in 400 m)
           900 m

3. Continue straight through Karingachira Jct onto Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Pass by Bharat Petroleum (on the left in 1.8 km)
           2.1 km

4. Turn left at Thiruvankulam Jct to stay on Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Pass by Samudra Medicals (on the right)
           4.4 km

5. Turn left to stay on Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Pass by Ahalya Eye Hospital (on the right in 21.3 km)
           21.6 km

6. Turn right at State Bank of India onto Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd/Main Central Rd Continue to follow Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala (on the left)
           3.0 km

7. Continue onto SH 43 Pass by Parappuzhakkavu Bhagavathi Temple (on the right in 1.6 km)
           4.5 km

8. Slight left onto Pothanicad Muvattupuzha Rd Pass by St Stephen's Church (on the right in 2.2 km)
           5.3 km

9. Continue onto Pothanicad-Paingattoor Pass by St.George's Bethel Church (on the right in 1.2 km)
           3.4 km

10. Continue onto SH 43 Pass by Bavas Archana Hospital (on the right in 9.5 km)
           20.1 km

11. Turn left onto Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Muvattupuzha Kaliyar Rd/SH 43 Continue to follow Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/SH 43 Pass by C.S.I Hospital Chelachuvadu (on the left in 16.0 km)
           17.1 km

12. Slight right to stay on Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/SH 43
           850 m

13. Turn left onto Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Idukki - Neriyamangalam Rd/SH 43 Pass by Ponnumpoojary Temple (on the left in 2.8 km)
           4.9 km

14. Turn right at Muthoot fin cop to stay on Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Idukki - Neriyamangalam Rd/SH 43 Pass by homeopathic hospital and poison treatment centre (on the left)
           6.6 km

15. Turn left at Cheruthony Church onto Kumarakom - Cumbam Rd/Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd
           2.1 km

16. Turn right
           750 m

17. Turn left
           10 m

18.Spot



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