The district's name, 'Idukki' is supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word 'Idukku' which means a narrow gorge. That could be true, for narrow steep-sided valleys are not a strange phenomenon in this hilly district flanked by the Western Ghats in the East. Idukki district was formed on January 26, 1972 carving out Devikulam, Peermade and Udumbanchola taluks from the erstwhile Kottayam district and Thodupuzha taluk from the erstwhile Ernakulam district. This district lies between latitude 9 15' and 10 21' North and longitude 76 37' and 77 25' east.
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The Hornbill Camp
Accommodation for birders and other wildlife visitors to Thattekad bird sanctuary.
Idukki District of Kerala - An Official Website
Information from the district administration, including local profile, history, administration, economy, forests, and contact details.
Mundax Homestay Retreat
Offers a guestroom with private entrance and ensuite bathroom. Includes details, photographs, weblog and directions. Located in Kuttikkanam.