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Kalyanathandu is a small village and it is about 1 km away from Calverymount , on the cheruthuruthi – kattapana bus route . this village is a part of  idukki water reservoir, and it attracting thousands of tourists , every year. It is a calm and cool place to rejuvenate mind and body . the district headquarters located at painav , is about 13 km away from caverymount. From kalayanathandu you will  get an aerial view of  idukki dam , and a panoramic view of  idukki wild life sanctuary.  Before two years most of the tourist visiting here are from the local areas., but now a days , foreigners are also coming here , on their way to Thekkady.

Even though  Kalayanathandu attracting large number of  tourists, the area lacks basic facilities. Vehicles can reach only  half distance, the rest have to covers  by foot.  You cannot find this place in official tourism map, however , kalyanathandu is a hidden natural treasure.



Parunthupara is a beautiful place located  near to Peermade in Idukki district of kerala. Simply we can say  parunthumpara is a trekker’s delight. From here you will get an endless view of green forest .

Parunthumpara is about 6 km from Peerumade . The number of tourists visiting parunthumapara  is rising every year.  This place is on National highway 220, so the tourists can visits  here , on their way to Thekkady. If  you are visiting here on a pleasant day , you will get a panoramic view of sabarimala forests.

The road to this hill station is narrow and it is begins from Kallar Junction. Parunthumpara is visited by both domestic and foreign tourists. The number of domestic visitors are much higher than that of foreigners .  The Tourism promotion council proposed different plans to develop parunthumpara as an ecotourism point.

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The summer theatre festival will begins at  Kattapana from may 5 . The festival is organized by Darsana Cultural Forum in cooperation with Abhinaya Theatre.  It will ends in may 7 . The festival will begins with playing “Bhagavadajjukam” . , a play based on Bodhayana.. “ The Lesson” a French play will be staged on may 6. about 60 different artists take part in this dram festival. The valedictory ceremony will be held at thiruvanthapuram on june 2. The theatre festival mainly aims to the domestic tourists , who are interested in drama .



Peeru hills is a beautiful hilly area located in Idukki district in kerala.  It is about 1 km from the kuttikanam and 4 km away from the peerumedu town.  Peermede is known by the name of an Islamic saint , Peer Mohammed.  It is believed that , the last days of saint spent here.

Not only peeru hills known for its natural beauty but also it has the summer palace of royal family .



Idukki temples

Sree Dharmsastha temple

The temple is dedicated to lord Dharmasastha . the annual festival known by name ‘annankundam’ and thalapoli.

Sree Krishna temple

T he temple is dedicated to lord krishna. It is about 40 km from kumili.. the annual festival last for 10 days. Ottamthullal and kathakali are performed in this festival. The festival is known by name thidampu mahotsav.

Sree ayyappa temple

The temple is dedicated to lord ayyappa. It is located at anachal. The place is about 15 km away from munnar.. the annual  festival last for 6 days.

Sree murugan kovil

The temple is located at munnar and it is dedicated to lord subrahmanya. The annual festival known as thirkkarthika utasavam.

Sree parasunatha temple

The temple is located at mundakayam.about 60 km from thekkady. The temple is dedicated to lord parthasarathi. The annual festival last for 6 days.

Sree krishnaswamy temple

The temple is dedicated to lord Krishna. It is loacated at thodupuzha. The annual festival last for 10 days. Kathakai, ottamthollal , cultural dances are performed during festival season.

Sree maheswary temple

The temple is dedicated to lord maheswary. It is located at santhigir. The annual festival last for 5 days. Which is known as sivarathri.