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Idukki Dam Kerala

All you need to know about Idukki Dam

Idukki Dam : An architectural marvel Wonder that the nature hidden between hill pairs joined together with technology, an energy revolution that changed the face of Kerala Power generation was born. Always this nature’s gift is an attraction for travelers. Dam that is built in across Periyar river between two rocky hills Kuravan and Kurathi is predicted a life of 300 years. It is one of the highest dams in the world and the first arch dam in India. Idukki Dam is located in Idukki district, Kerala. It is a double curvature arch dam. Arched shape on the upstream face that compresses together and strengthens the structure when water pushes up against it. Idukki dam is the first dam In Asia, which is constructed in double curvature arch dam type and second in the world. This architectural marvel is constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. There are many points that we should know about Idukki dam. The Idukki hydroelectric Project is the biggest hydroelectric Project in Kerala. Idukki dam has a height …

Kalvary mount idukki

Kalvari Mount (Idukki), View which the nature redesigned

One would marvel the nature’s ability to redesign itself to the human intervention at Kalvari Mount. This is the place where you will see the mighty Idukki dam and its reservoir from one of the highest points. The panoramic view from the top is simply exhilarating and refreshing. Just 5 KM from Idukki town and in the Idukki Kattappana route, Kalvari mount serves both as a refreshing picnic spot and as a Christian pilgrim centre called Kurisumala. It also gives the view of Kamakshy and Mariyapuram, the most prominent tribal villages of the region. Such big is the view of reservoir that it looks like periyar river itself from the highest point of and unless you know that this is actually formed after the implementation of the Idukki Hydroelectric project on 1975, you will not identify it. This simply shows us there is no better designer than the nature itself. This reservoir, got created after the construction Idukki, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dams which holds the water of the Periyar river and uses it for Hydroelectric …