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district has derived its name from the Malayalam word - 'Idukki' meaning
a narrow gorge. Its main attraction includes Mountains, Valleys, dams,
wildlife sanctuaries, Hill Stations and beautiful lakes. The population
of this district consists of tribal people. Munnar hill station is one
of the best attracted places in Idduki. It is situated at the confluence
of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. There are
nearly 14 peaks and Anamudi peakwhich towers over 2695 metres is the highest.
Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands in this region
is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue every
twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Thekkady in Idukki, is one of
the finest wildlife reserves in India. This district is often considered
as a "Paradise" with its entire natural Splendor.
Places to visit :
Opened in 1978 and
situated in Idukki district, the park is spread over an area of 97sq.km.
The nearest town is Munnar, 24km away from the park. Cochin is the nearest
railhead as well as the airport.
The park has sub-tropical
hill forests. The important fauna are elephant, leopard, tiger, Malabar
civet, Nilgiri thar, Sambar, barking deer, Nilgai, langur, phyhon etc.
The birds found are imperial pigeon and grey jungle fowl.
October to April is ideal months for
visiting the park.
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