Idukki District With Talukas in Karnataka State


Idukki District With Talukas: Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India, created on 26 January 1972. At that time, the district headquarters was at Kottayam. In June 1976 it was moved to Painavu. Idukki which lies in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Idukki is the second largest district in area but has the lowest population density. Idukki has a vast forest reserve area; more than a half of the district is covered by forests. The urban areas are densely populated whereas villages are sparsely populated. The name of the district is derived from the Malayalam word Idukku , meaning narrow gorge. Idukki has an area of 4,358 km 2  (1,683 sq mi) and is the second largest District of Kerala (the largest being Palakkad). Rugged mountains and forests cover about 97 percent of the total area of the District.


Idukki District


Idukki District



According to the 2011 census Idukki district has a population of 1,107,453. Idukki has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 92.2 percent. Culture in Idukki is mixed type since it constitutes of migrated people and native tribals. Indigenous art forms in Idukki is still not known to the outside world. Tourist areas like Munnar and Thekkady welcome people by hosting various art forms. The roads in Idukki are part of Ghat roads.The major roads connect the city of Kochi to Tamil Nadu.The KK road(Kumili-Kottayam), The PT road(Puliyanmala-Thodupuzha State Highway-33) are some of the other busy roads. At present, here is no railway in and to Idukki district of Kerala. The nearest airport to Idukki is Cochin International Airport and Coimbatore Airport. Airport Authority of India plan to set up an airport in Anakkara is in a conflict of environmental issues.  The Neriamangalam Bridge, built acrossthe Periyar river is often referred as 'The Gateway to the Highranges' as it is on the way to the higher regions of Idukki district, especially Munnar. The bridge was made by His Highness the Maharaja of Travancore in 1935.

Talukas in Idukki District

Udumbanchola Thodupuzha
Devikulam Peerumade

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