Kuttikkanam is a village in Idukki district of Kerala. It is located 75 km from Idukki and 120 km from Kochi. This hill station is not as famous as other hill stations of Kerala. It is surrounded by plantations of cardamom and tea, gardens with rare varieties of flowers, green slopes and rivers. It has a pleasing environment making it one of the best holiday spots. During the British rule, Kuttikkanam was used as a summer retreat.
Places to Stay
Thekkady (35 km from Kuttikkanam) has many budget hotels. Some of them are Dreamland Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Sithara International (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Oasis Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Mount Sinai (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Malayalam is the official language of Kuttikkanam. The other language spoken here is English.
The important festivals of Kuttikkanam are Onam in August and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
The tourist places around the hill station of Kuttikkanam are Peeru Hills (1 km), Thrisangu Hills (1.5 km), Valanjanganam Waterfalls (1.5 km), Grampi (10 km) and Panchalimedu (14 km).
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is nearest to Kuttikkanam. It is located about 118 km from the hill station.
There are many express trains to Kottayam (70 km from Kuttikkanam) from Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Hyderabad and Vijayawada.
There are few buses to Kuttikkanam from Bangalore and Chennai. Kallada Travels and SRS travels are private operators providing bus services. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.