The largest district of the South Indian state of Kerala, Idukki is popular for being one of the most naturally-rich regions of the state. A landlocked district, its valleys and ranges are encircled by 3 Rivers- Thodupuzhayar, Periyar and Thalayar along with their tributaries. 50 percent of this district is covered by thick forests, which are inhabited by tribes. The most popular attraction of this region is its huge arch dam that supplies one-third of electricity in Kerala. You can visit Idukki from Bangalore during weekend as this place has a lot to offer including beautiful hill towns, wildlife reserves, elephant rides, visit to spice plantations and other attractions, mountain treks and much more. Idukki is the perfect vacation destination for both nature enthusiasts as well as adventure lovers.
How to Reach Idukki from Bangalore
The nearest railway station to Idukki is the Kottayam railway station, which is located at a distance of 123 km away. You can catch a train from Bangalore to Kottayam and on reaching Kottayam station, you can either hire a private taxi or can board a local bus.
Kochi/Cochin or Ernakulam Airport is the nearest airport to Idukki, which is placed at a distance of 98 km away. The cities of Bangalore and Cochin are well-connected through regular flights. Once you are the Cochin airport, you can rent a taxi to go to Idukki.
As there is no direct or long-route bus available from Bangalore to go to Idukki, the best option is to rent a cab.