The Arch Dam in Idukki, built across the Kuravan and Kurathi Hills, is the world’s second and Asia’s first arch dam. The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India, is a m ( ft) tall arch dam. The dam stands between the two mountains – Kuravanmala ()m and. Idukki Arch Dam in Kerala has a height of metres ( feet) and is Asia’s tallest arch dam. It is constructed between two granite hills called Kuravanmala.

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Idukki Dam

Cameras and cell phones are idu,ki allowed inside the dam area. Tourists can reach Idukki by rail, road and air. The Idukki Dam is a double curvature Arch dam constructed across the Periyar River in a narrow gorge between two granite hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathi in KeralaIndia.

Moolamattam Power house is located meters deep inside Nadukani hill. By considering expense and difficulty in distributing electricity, proposal is rejected.

E J Jacob, first conceived an idea of construction a dam in Idukki gorge. Power station has 6 generators having capacity of MW. Ina preliminary investigation report was prepared and submitted by Sri.

Besides the panoramic views of dam, herds of elephants, deer etc ieukki be seen. Retrieved 21 September icukki Later in again it is opened and they were kept open for 12 days from 12 to 23 October. For the first time inshutters are open and that time shutters were repeatedly opened and shut between 29 October and 13 November.


Reviewed April 26, Kulamavu dam, is ft tall, idukko is located at 30 km west of Idukki dam. The park is on top of a hill at a height of feet.

Fantasy Park Kottakkunnu Vismaya Wonderla. Cheruthoni Dam Cheruthoni dam. The main aim is to connect them to the outer world. Rama then told them that they would get moksha from the curse, when they are joined together forever. Idukki is a well known tourist center in Kerala.

You can visit the entrance of Moolamattom powerhouse on your way to Kulamavu Dam. People used to say that, Kuravan and Kurathi got moksha through dam since they are joined together now for ever!!. But the reports were not positive for the construction. Water in the reservoir is spread over a large area. InPlanning commission gave sanction and in the next year, preliminary works started under the guidance of Superintendent Engineer, Sri.

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Nearest railway stations are Kottayam, which is km far and Ernakulam, which is km far. It was during that the Central Water Commission conducted a detailed investigation based on the Government’s request.


Idukki Dam – Wikipedia

One can find elephants, bisons, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tigers, wild boars etc. It is ft long at top and the spillway length is ft.

In project was brought to attention of Government and in two Italian engineers Angelo Omedayo and Clantheyo Masele conducted study on proposal. It’s very informative to be to the Idukki dam and learn more about it’s history and functioning.

It is located 1 km west of Idukki dam.

It supports a MW hydroelectric power station in Moolamattomwhich started generating power on 4 October Retrieved 20 August The pressure shafts are of length feet and one butterfly shaft is present in each pressure shaft located feet away ram surge shaft.

Arch dam is constructed by joining right hand of Kuravan hill and left hand of Kurathi hill. After started storing water in the reservoir, the entrance tower is always immersed in water.

Reviewed April 28, Wild life sanctuary is spread over two taluks of Idukki district, Thodupuzha and Udumbanchola. Only one boat permitted to sail through the reservoir on regular days.