Nedumkundam is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a part of the Idukki district, famous as a hill-station. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the district headquarters of Idukki at a distance of 15 km north-west. Those looking for a respite from the typical heat and humidity of South India can try this place.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, there are no world-class places to put up. However, Idukki has great budget hotels on offer. Some of the options which are worth trying are Edassery Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mountain View (Tariff – Rs. 500), Chandana Annexe (Tariff – Rs. 750) and Stonage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. With Tamil Nadu just next door, Tamil is also widely understood. English is also used for interactions with non-South Indian visitors.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Sites worth visiting here are mainly religious places, among which Shree Krishna Temple, St. Sebastian’s Forane Church and Noor Muhammadiya Juma Masjid deserve special attention. The main places of interest lie in Idukki district, which is known for its greenery. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Munnar (61 km), Marayur (100 km), Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (adjacent to Munnar) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 117 km.
The closest major railway station is the Ernakulam South Railway Junction at a distance of 127 km.
Both state-run as well as private operators ply their vehicles on the roads surrounding this village, among which the reputed Kallada Travels is one. Buses to the area are available from both Idukki as well as Munnar.Bus booking online facility enables travellers to get to popular destinations without any hassle.