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Shared By: Amrit Appaden on Jun 25, 2020
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Description

Idukki is a district in the Indian state of Kerala.

It was constituted on 26 January 1972, by splitting the district of Kottayam into two parts.

Idukki district lies amid the Western Ghats of Kerala.

Though it is regarded as the second-largest district in the region, it has the lowest population density among the districts of Kerala, the urban population being higher than the rural.

Idukki is rich in forests and also known as the "Spice Garden of Kerala".

Famous Tourist Areas in Idukki - : Munnar, Vagamon, Ramakkalmedu, Thekkady, Marayur.

This district has several protected areas including :

Periyar Tiger Reserve in the south
Kurinjimala Sanctuary to the east
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary to the northeast
Eravikulam National Park
Anamudi Shola National Park to the north
Pampadum Shola National Park to the south

These protected areas are well known for several threatened and endemic species including tiger, Nilgiri tahr, grizzled giant squirrel, Nilgiri wood-pigeon, elephant, gaur, sambar deer, purple frog and neelakurinji.

Getting There

The roads in Idukki are part of Ghat roads. The major roads connect the city of Kochi .
The KK road (Kumili-Kottayam), the PT road (Puliyanmala-Thodupuzha State Highway-33) are some of the other busy roads.

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