Idukki township

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Idukki Town
Cheruthoni junction
Cheruthoni junction
Nickname(s): Highrange
Coordinates: 9°51′N 76°58′E / 9.85°N 76.97°E / 9.85; 76.97Coordinates: 9°51′N 76°58′E / 9.85°N 76.97°E / 9.85; 76.97
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki district
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Body Nagar Palika
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,347
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-06

Idukki is a township in Idukki district near to the district headquarter Painavu in the state of Kerala, southern India. The township consists of the towns of Cheruthony, Painavu (district capital), Thadiyampadu, Idukki proper and Vazhathope. Idukki town is an administrative town but the district headquarters is located at Painavu.

The town is also a tourist Spot with Idukki dam, Asia's largest Arch dam and Cheruthony dam, Kerala's biggest dam. River Periyar flows through the heart of the town.

Nearby places[edit]

  1. Cheruthony
  2. Painavu, district capital
  3. Karimpan
  4. Thadiyampadu
  5. Vazhathope
  6. Thopramkudy
  7. Thankamany
udaiyagiri prakash


  • Demographics - According to the census data of 2001, Idukki Township has a population of 11,347 in which 5925 are men and 5422 are woman.
  • The town has 98.26% literacy.
  • Religion - Its Saint George’s Cathedral is the episcopal see of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Idukki (an Eastern Catholic diocese, Chaldean = Syro-Oriental rite).


Idukki Town is a part of Kerala's state assembly constituency and of India's federal Idukki (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]


  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 

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