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Cheruthoni Dam - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Cheruthoni Dam

Third highest concrete gravity dam in India which is 138 metre tall and is constructed as a part of Idukki hydroelectric project along with the two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu. One of the main Picnic spot and viewpoint in Idukki

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Attractions Near Cheruthoni Dam

Idukki Dam

Idukki Dam

1.04km from Cheruthoni Dam

One of the highest arch dams in Asia.This double curvature arch dam is constructed between two hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathy.

Calvari Mount View Point

Calvari Mount View Point

6.5km from Cheruthoni Dam

Soak in the views of Idukki Reservoir, the Western Ghat Mountains, and tribal villages.

Palkulam Medu

Palkulam Medu

8.07km from Cheruthoni Dam

Pristine green hills, verdant valleys and a small infinity pool on top overlooking the valleys and mountains of the Western Ghats.

Keezharkuthu waterfalls

Keezharkuthu waterfalls

11.18km from Cheruthoni Dam

The waterfall located inside forest, falling from a height of 60 meters and accessible by hiking.

Anchuruli Tunnel

Anchuruli Tunnel

14.41km from Cheruthoni Dam

A 5.5-kilometer tunnel carved through a single continuous granite to move water from Irattayar Dam to Idukki Reservoir.

Ayyapancoil Hanging Bridge

Ayyapancoil Hanging Bridge

16.08km from Cheruthoni Dam

The longest hanging bridge in Idukki district built across Periyar river connecting two panchayaths. This place is famous for its picturesque scenery

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What Visitors Say About Cheruthoni Dam


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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew

This is the entry point if you want to visit Idukki dam. You can only visit Idukki dam by going to the Cheruthoni dam and then visit both Cheruthoni and Idukki dams.

Visitors can walk from Cheruthoni dam to the arch dam of idukki, and then also visit the Vysali caves in between these two dams. We even climbed on top of "Kuravan Mala", one of the mountains that connects Idukki arch dam. 

The dam is very large, visitors are not allowed to bring any electronic items inside. There is a cloak room available where you can keep your stuffs. The whole stretch combining Cheruthoni dam, Vysali caves and Idukki dam covers around 6 kilometres back and forth, golf cart like buggies are available if you are not interested to walk.


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