Uthamapalayam Bypass in Tamil Nadu lies 55 km away from Idukki in Kerala. People visiting this small town can visit Idukki, which has a number of attractions in and around the city that is marked by beautiful green paddy fields, blue hills and coconut groves. If makes for an ideal weekend getaway if you want to escape from the bustling city.
Places to Stay
There are very few accommodation facilities in the town. But tourists can go to Idukki, which 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 Tamil. Malayalam is also widely understood as Kerala is just across the border.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The area does not have places of great tourist interest. Idukki district, which is known for its greenery, has a number of attractions. Munnar (92 km), Marayur (132 km) and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (adjacent to Munnar) are some places that are worth visiting.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport in Kochi located at a distance of 136 km is the closest from here.
The major railway station nearby is the Ernakulam South Railway Junction at a distance of 146 km.
State-run as well as private operators ply their vehicles in the region. Kallada Travels is a reputed private operator on this route.There are a number of buses plying to and fro Idukki to this town. Bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com facilitates cheap bus ticket booking because of which online bus booking has become popular amongst travellers.