Idukki
 
IDUKKI
n Area (sq. kms.) : 5105.22 Sq.Km
n Population : 10,78,060
n Males(in 000s): 545.87 n Females(in 000s):532.19
n Density of population :215 per Sq Km

n Rainfall (Annual): 270 cm
n Altitude: 935 to 2817 m above Sea level
n Tourist Season: August to March 
n Climate: Tropical

  
A landlocked district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar and their tributaries. The river Pamba also has its origin here. As a tourist destination, Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildiife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc. Idukki has a large population of tribals, the main tribes being Muthuvan, Malayarayan, Mannan, Paliyan, Urali, Ulladan, Malavedan and Malampandaram. The tribes of Kerala have unique customs and beliefs and maintain an ethos which is distinctly different from that of the mainstream culture.