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It is an arch dam with a double curvature and is built on River Periyar. Precisely, the dam is constructed in a gorge between two hills, Kuravathi and Kuravan. It is at the height of about feet and is a breathtaking sight in the otherwise rugged terrain along which has been built. With this height, it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. Because of its massive size, the dam can be seen from quite some distance and the sight of the structure in between the granite hills is breathtaking.

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It is an arch dam with a double curvature and is built on River Periyar. Precisely, the dam is constructed in a gorge between two hills, Kuravathi and Kuravan. It is at the height of about feet and is a breathtaking sight in the otherwise rugged terrain along which has been built. With this height, it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. Because of its massive size, the dam can be seen from quite some distance and the sight of the structure in between the granite hills is breathtaking.

The surrounding is lush green, and the reservoir serves as a quick getaway for locals. As part of promoting hydel tourism, boating in the reservoir is open for tourists. Sign in with Facebook. Sign in with Google. Places Near Bangalore. Places Near Kolkata. Places Near Chennai. Places Near Hyderabad.

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This marvel attracts tourists from all over the world. It is one of the few double curvature parabolic thin arc dams in India. The reservoir is a splendid sight from atop Calvary. If you manage to make some extra time for this visit do make sure you hike up Calvary and witness the spectacular view. Just absorb the mesmerizing beauty site while you are there because photography is not allowed and you don't want to forget about this grand structure.

The forest area surrounding the dam and the reservoir is home to many local species. About a kilometre further away is a cave that became famous for being featured in a Malayalam Movie named Vyshali. It has been named Vyshali Cave ever since and often visited by the people coming here to see the dam. The ride begins at Kulamuva Dam and covers the entire reservoir before it ends at the Cheruthoni dam.

Each ride is about 3 hours which is enough time to absorb the natural beauty of the surroundings. You can spot various species of birds and animals like deer, elephants and bison at the shore or watch the sunsets as you silently sail through the tranquil waters. Boat rides for tourists are available on all days except Wednesdays and Saturdays. It is concrete gravity dam is the highest and the largest dam in Kerala.

Sunrise and Sunsets from this dam are a sight to remember. It is also a gravity dam and is quite famous for activities like boating, trekking and sight-seeing.

It is a perfect place to get a breathtaking view of the Idukki and Cheurthoni Dams. The garden has a children's play area, a pond, herbal garden and Government run Guest House for accommodation. Do carry your binoculars while visiting the park to get a better view of the location.

Visiting hours are AM to PM all days of the week. The tropical evergreen dense forests expand over an area of 78 square kilometres. The sanctuary is surrounded by the lake that is formed by the three dams and is home to snakes, bison, deer, elephants, and a variety of birds. History of Idukki Arch Dam. It is said that in , the head of Oorali race, Shri Chemban Karuvellayan Kolumban recommended the site for the dam to be constructed when he was on a hunting spree with the Superintendent of Malankara Estate, W.

John and AC Thomas Edattu, his friend. John submitted a report in with a proposal of building a dam and a hydro-electric power plant, but it only after that the proposal went forward after a detailed investigation and a project report was prepared. The planning commission approved the project in and ; the work on the dam began under the supervision and leadership of C.

The trial run was carried out on October 4th, and the power plant was operated commercially on February 12th, The commercial operation was commissioned by Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. Construction of Idukki Arch Dam. It is over metres tall, metres in length on the top, over 7 metres wide on the top and about 20 metres wide in the bottom. The dam is situated in the district of Idukki, however, the powerhouse has been built about 44 kilometres away from the dam at Moolamottam.

The reservoir creates a capacity of over 2, million cubic metres. The water is diverted to the Moolamattam Power House through a water conductor system that has power tunnel and underground pressure shafts.

The powerhouse has six units of turbines with a capacity of MW each. The tailwater is allowed to flow through a tunnel and diverted for irrigation purposes in Muvattupuzha. Photography is not allowed at the dam. No electronic items are allowed inside. Limited parking slots are available. Idukki Arch dam is accessible by road within Idukki District can be reached by public transport like a cab or bus.

The nearest railway station is the Kottayam Railway Station, which is about kilometres from the dam. Tourists can hail public transport from the Railway Junction via SH The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport which is about kilometres away. Tourists can hail public transport to reach the dam site via NH Idukki Packages Compare quotes from upto 3 travel agents for free.

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