Idukki Arch Dam is most popular attractions in Idduki. This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam. dukki Arch Dam, a hydroelectric project, is built across the Periyar River
Location : It is situated near the Cheruthoni barrage, and the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary lies close to the dam. The dam stands between the two mountains - Kuravanmala (839)m and Kurathimala (925)m
Idukki Arch Dam is a hydro electric project and it attracts many visitors from far and near every day. The dam is nicely built between the Kuravanmala and Kurathimala hills on the Periyar River. This project comprises an underground power generator, 20 small and big dams, five rivers and some underground tunnels.
The Idukki Arch Dam stands 550 feet tall and covers an area of 650 feet width. It lies close to the Cheruthoni Barrage. This dam was constructed along with two other dams at Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. Together, the three dams have created an artificial lake that is 60 km² in area. It is one of the highest arch dams in Asia and third tallest arch dam. This Dam is surrounded by lush natural environs.
Main attraction of Dam : Main attraction of this dam is breath taking view of the surrounding location. Tourist also visit the Kulamavu Dam and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.
Best time To Visit : Best time of visit this dam from August to March, at this time water gushes out in full force.
Usage of Dam : Idukki Arch Dam is used for Power Generation, Irrigation and Tourist destination and attraction