Idukki National Park
Idukki National Park : 40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuaryextends over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki district. It sprawls across over 77 sq kms and is situated at an altitude of 450-748 m above sea level. It houses the majestic Idukki reservoir with three dams, namely, Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu, a majestic arch dam across two hills and roaming herds of Elephants and Gaurs. It is covered with tropical semi-evergreen and deciduous forests. There are Langurs, Leopards and Wild Boars that can be easily spotted here. Occupying the forestlands between the Cheruthoni River and the Periyar River, it has Bisons, Sambhars, Deers, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats and Tigers.
The reptiles that can be seen here are include Cobras, Vipers and Kraits while the birds include Jungle Fowls, Mynas, Laughing Thrushes, Black Bulbuls, Peafowls, Woodpeckers and Kingfishers. The wildlife here is similar to that of Thekkady wildlife sanctuary. The Idukki Arch Dam nearby is world-famous and the lake surrounding it from three sides some of the most beautiful and panoramic views. One can easily spot animals by the lakeside where they come to drink water. One can opt for a number of jungle activities here including boating around the sanctuary and the elephant safaris. The picturesque surroundings make for a delightful nature walk for the adventure enthusiasts.