A landlocked district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries.
The river Pamba also has its origin here. As a tourist destination, Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc.
Idukki has a large population of tribals, the main tribes being Muthuvan, Malayarayan, Mannan, Paliyan, Urali, Ulladan, Malavedan and Malampandaram.
The tribes of Kerala have unique customs and beliefs and maintain an ethos which is distinctly different from that of the mainstream culture.
Madurai (Tamil Nadu): 140 km
Thiruvananthapuram : 265 km
Kochi: 190 km Kozhikode: 315 km
Chennai (Tamil Nadu): 570 km
Kottayam: 114 km (4 hrs)
Madurai: 136 km (31/2 hrs)
Changanacherry: 93 km (4 hrs)
Theni: 60 km (11/2 hrs)
Kottayam - Kumily 110 km (4 hrs)
Munnar - Kumily 110 km (4 hrs)
Madurai - Kumily 136 km (3 hrs)
Thiruvananthapuram - Kumily 265 km (8 hrs)
Thekkady - Kumily 4 km (10 min)
Kodaikanal - Kumily 149 km (5 hrs)
Idukki - Kumily 65 km (21/2 hrs)
Alleppey - Kumily 160 km (51/2 hrs)
Ooty - Kumily 390 km (11 hrs)