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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Reviewed April 26, Sanctuary has an area of 77 Sq. In 30th Aprilhe submitted proposal to Travancore government, for construction dam for power generation but got rejected.

The first time was in when the shutters were repeatedly opened and shut between 29 October and 13 November and the second time was in when they were kept open for 12 days from 12 to 23 October and recently during the great flood of from August 9th to September 7thall 5 shutters were opened while all 14 districts of kerala were put under Red Alert with heavy disaster creating destruction all over kerala.

Things to Do 39 Hotels 13 Restaurants The park is on top of a hill at a height of feet.


It is open on all days, from 9: You can do boating journey in all other remaining five days. Retrieved 21 September The tail waters flowing to Kudayathurpuzha through tunnel and open channel is diverted for irrigation purposes in the Muvattupuzha Valley.

No one else has entrance to station. Idukki plays an important place in Kerala tourism map. The entry fee is Rs. Which Idukki hotels are on sale? They proposed to make Cheruthoni dam concrete instead of masonry and Kulamavu dam masonry instead of concrete. The project was completed with Canadian aid. Narayana Pillai archh the Idukki project to the attention of Government of Travancore.

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Water passes through the side and the top is covered with concrete. In simple words dam has physical similarities to one fourth of a coconut shell.

Ranked 2 of 34 things to do in Idukki. Arch dam is constructed by joining right hand of Kuravan hill and left hand of Kurathi hill. Reviewed April 28, Ask ShiyasRehman about Idukki Dam. The stored water is used to produce electricity at the Moolamattom Power house, which is located inside nearby rocky caves.

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The project report was prepared in and the Planning Commission accorded sanction for implementing the scheme in People used to say that, Kuravan and Kurathi got moksha through dam since they are joined together now for ever!!. The duration has been increased to one month since last year. The power house at Moolamattom is the biggest idukkki power station in India and the pressure shaft is the largest in the country.


Arch dam itself is a spectacular place to watch. There are five shutters each having 34 feet width and 40 feet height. Spillway of the common reservoir is in Cheruthoni dam. Travancore Government was but favourable towards, Pallivasal Project.

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Six generators in Moolamattam power house started operating in different stages. Retrieved 21 September This architectural marvel is constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. Cheruthoni Dam Cheruthoni dam. You can enjoy the wildlife beauty either through boating or from Hill view park.

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