Idukki is located in the southern part of Kerala. Idukki is a landlocked district spread over an area of 5019 sq.kms. Blessed generously by Mother Nature, Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation centers and mountain treks

The name

Idukki in Kerala

has been derived from the Malayalam word 'idukku' meaning narrow gorge. The district was formed on January 26, 1972, carving out Devikulam, Peerumedu, and Udumbanchola taluks from the erstwhile Kottayam district and Thodupuzha taluk from the erstwhile Ernakulam district.

It is one of the districts in the state which has a number of wildlife sanctuaries and offers abundant scope for promotion of eco-tourism if infrastructure facilities and proper promotional activities are provided. It is also famed for its spice production, tea plantations, and rubber cultivation. Idukki also boasts of having the highest arch dam in Asia. Idukki is one of the districts in the state where the linguistic minority exists. The linguistic minority consists mainly of Tamil origin. They are mainly workers in the tea and cardamom plantations, spread in Peermade, Udumbanchola, and Devikulam taluks. The district is highly heterogeneous in the matter of its people in their culture, climate, cropping pattern, physiographic features, etc.

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