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7 Places to Visit in Kuttikkanam - Complete Travel Guide

Don’t miss any of these 7 serene places to visit in Kuttikkanam on your upcoming visit to Idukki, irrespective of where you decide to stay.
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Kuttikkanam is a cozy hill station located in the rolling countryside of Idukki located at an elevation of 3500ft above sea level. It’s a popular tourist destination in Idukki with many amazing scenic spots, resorts and fun activities. Due to its convenient location on the Kottayam-Kumily highway (NH-183), it became a center for tourism in Idukki due to the presence of many great hotels and resorts in this hill town. If you’re planning to visit Idukki for your honeymoon, try the affordable resorts at serene hill station which is surrounded by lush green tea plantations.

7 Scenes Places to Visit in Kuttikkanam - Complete Travel Guide


If you’re not yet convinced, take a look at these 7 serene tourist places in Kuttikkanam to visit and see for yourself if it is interesting to you.

Valanjanganam Falls

 
Valanjanganam Falls
Valanjanganam Falls

About 4 km from Kuttikkanam on the NH-183 highway, Valanjaganam falls is a stunning,misty water falls known for its magnificent flow. Also known as Ninnumullipara, the waterfalls is covered in fog with a heavy flow during the monsoons. Due to its location on the side of a national highway, the falls is one of the highlights of a road trip on NH-183. What’s even better is living for a week or two in area and pretend as if it is where you have lived your whole life.

AmmachiKottaram

AmmachiKottaram
Ammachi Kottaram

 

AmmachiKottaram is a summer retreat for AmmachiPanapillaiAmma, the morganatic consort of the former Maharajah of Travancore. It is one of the lesser-known tourist attractions in Idukki but, none the less, became popular as it was featured in many South Indian movies. The palace has is now almost in ruins but the grandeur of this magnificent royal house is still evident in it. Among the best places to visit in Kuttikkanam, it consists of 2 halls, 3 rooms, one visiting room, dining hall, kitchen, and most importantly 2 secret passages. One of them is internal to the palace and the other passage connects to the Sree Krishna Temple in Peermade.

Panchalimedu

 
Panchalimedu
Panchalimedu

Panchalimedu is a famous viewpoint and scenic area in the Idukki district located near Kuttikkanam. It is known for being one of the hiding spot of Pandavas and Panchali. According to the legends, Pandavas along with their wife resided in a cave nearby called Pandavaguha (or Pandava Cave) where the footprints of Bhima can be allegedly found. The stone pool in the picture above is believed to be built and used by the Pandavas as a place for bathing. 

There are also granite edicts, Shiva Lingas, Trishuls, and Naga Idols which can be found in this scenic area making it a historic place as well. During the MakaraSankrathi in January, this place will be swarmed by devotees who camp at this beautiful spot to witness the Makarjyothi of Sabarimala.

Paruthumpara Hill View Point

Paruthumpara Hill View Point
Paruthumpara Hill View Point

 

Located only 12.5 km from Kuttikkanam, Paruthumpara is a breathtaking hill view point known for the “eagle rock”. It is also a popular camping spot for devotees who like to appreciate the divine flame from Sabarimala. This scenic area is known for its vast breathtaking valleys that still untouched by the greasy hands of civilization. As one of the best tourist places in Kuttikkanam to visit, this pristine scene area has a popular view point called “suicide point” as it was once used as such due to its high elevation.

Mottakunnu Hill View Point
Mottakunnu Hill View Point
Mottakunnu Hill View Point
 
A popular tourist spot in Idukki, Mottakunnu hills are accessible barren hills, or “bald hills” as they are referred to as locally, which is crowded on weekends. The place is known for its green barren rolling country side that is still uninhabited and is still in pristine condition. The hill view point is in walk able distance of Kuttikkanamand is prefect for a romantic stroll during a long honeymoon.

Pine forest
Pine forest
Pine Forest
 
One of the popular places to visit in Kuttikkanam that will make you book a last minute flight  and set out for this place is the 100-acre artificial forest which is densely populated by tall pine trees. They are home to 30 species of birds, some of which are rare and endangered species.

Madhammakkulam Waterfalls

Madhammakkulam Waterfalls
Madhammakkulam Waterfalls


About half hour away from Kuttikkanam, Madhammakkulam Falls is situated among lofty hills surrounded by lush green forests. The natural pond under the gushing falls is a wonderful spot for picnic and a swim as the water is shiny and almost clear. It is a popular tourist place in Kuttikkanam to visit during your vacation.

How to reach Kuttikkanam?

Fly to Kochi International Airport and then take a taxi or a bus to Kuttikkanam.Due to its convenient location on the National Highway 183, Kottayam to Kumily highway, this cozy hill station is easily accessible by road. The nearest Railway Station is also in Kottayam.

What is the best time to visit Kuttikkanam?

The best time to visit Kuttikkanam is during the months of April and May. The climate is slightly humid with a maximum temperature of 97F in the months of April and May. Between the months January and March, the weather is also really good with temperature ranging from 70F to 93F on an average day. So if you looking to book cheap business class tickets, then try an off-season like the monsoons for your trip. Although Kerala is better in the monsoons, due to heavy rains, many don’t prefer to travel in this season.








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