Near By Attractions


Nandukani
The visit to Kulamavu would be incomplete without visiting the misty hill of Nadukani. This place is one of the top hill station’s of Kerala. Nadukani offers an enchanting view of the Blue Mountains, the Muvattupuzha River (a place where three rivers meet), the Moolamattom town and the Malankara Reservoir. The two storied pavilion makes a safe place to enjoy the scenic and mesmerising view of the flora and fauna. Trekking, wildlife safari, bird watching etc. are some of the adventurous activities offered.
Located at a distance of 2 kilometers from Kulamavu.

 

 

Idukki Arch Dam

The Idukki Arch Dam, Asia’s highest arch dam, at a height of about 550 feet, is a wonder in itself. The dam offers its visitors a scenic and breathtaking view of its surroundings. The Idukki Arch Dam is a double curvature arch dam constructed across the Periyar River in a narrow gorge between the two granite hills of Kuravan and Kurathi. Constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board, the Idukki Arch Dam supports a 780 Mega Watt hydroelectric power station in Moolamattom. Together with the Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dams, these three dams have created an artificial lake which is 60 kilometers in area. The water stored is used for the production of electricity in the Moolamattom Power House. With long term and grants, the Government of Canada assisted the building of this dam.
Located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Kulamavu.

 

 


Hill View Park
Offering a panoramic view of the Idukki Arch dam (on the opposite of the park) and the Cheruthoni dam (lying on the left) is the Hill- view Park, a famous tourist destination of Idukki. At this park one can spot diverse wildlife in its natural habitat. It is an apt location for those who miss the chance to walk along the dam top (especially during the off season). The Hill View Park is spread over 8 acres and is filled with abundant spies of crotons, flowers and other vegetations. It is located at about 350 feet above the dam water level. The visitors can enjoy pedal boats in the small pond at the park. The watch tower at the park gives a bird’s eye view of Idukki town.
Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Kulamavu.

 

 


Painavu
Famous for its local handicrafts, silk and beautiful local clothes, Painavu, a stopover to Idukki and Cheruthoni Dam, is a shopper’s paradise. This locality is the commercial center in Idukki. Painavu is situated inside the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, at an altitude of 3,900 feet. Boats are available for cruises between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. During winter and rainy seasons, elephants can be spotted on the roads. Painavu, being surrounded by pristine forests and green hills, is any adventurer’s paradise.
Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Kulamavu.

 

 

Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam
Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam, is famous for its view of the sunset. This ecotourism spot is filled with enchanting views of the natural surroundings. Thumpachi Kalveri Samuchayam, also known as Calvary Mount is a well known trekking destination in Munnar. The visitors can always catch a glimpse of the Asian elephants. The Calvary Mount’s slopes are abundant with plantations of tea, coffee, spices, cardamom and rubber trees. This place is also a famous pilgrimage centre for the Christians. The forest department of Kerala offers trekking tours at the Calvary Mount, giving the visitors an opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the region along with adventures.
Located at a distance of 6 kilometers from Kulamavu.

 

 


Elaveezha Poonchira

‘A flowery lake where no leaf falls’ or Elaveezha Poonchira, holds great mythological value. It is said to be a place where the characters of Mahabharata namely, the Pandavas and Draupadi, made a visit. This place is located at a height of 3200 feet from the ground. The sun kissed valleys and the scenic mountains make up a mesmerizing view to enjoy. The journey to Elaveezha Poonchira, is done through a narrow, unpaved and rocky mountain path, on a jeep. A small lake just below, named Poonchira, is perennial. During the monsoons the whole valley turns into a lake, as the water accumulates. Just as the name suggests, not a single leaf falls to the valley as the mountain tops are void of trees. In the walk able distance lays a few caves, tribal settlements and ancient burial chambers.
Located at a distance of 27 kilometers from Kulamavu.

 

 


Vagamon/ Wagamon

Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies the quiet and lush green city of Vagamon/ Wagamon, situated 1,100 meters above sea level. The National Geographic Traveller has listed Vagamon in their directory of the ’50 most attractive places to visit in India’. This place is known for eco-tourism and it lies at the hills located at the Idukki- Kottayam border. Kurisumala, Motta Kunnu, Pine Forest, Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and so on are some of the attractions at Vagamon. For those who seek adventures, Vagamon offers you many activities like rock climbing, trekking, mountaineering and paragliding. The non adventurous visitors can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic beauty. Vagamon is often referred to as the ‘Scotland of Asia’. It is home to a large variety of flora especially orchids.
Located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Kulamavu.







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