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Idukki Dam, Idukki

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Used to produce electricity, Idukki Dam was built with the help of Canadian government. One of Asia's highest arch dams, the structure is a major feat of engineering, constructed across a river in a tight gorge between two hills. Make Idukki Dam a part of your Idukki vacation plans using our Idukki route planner.
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  • We went over the Idukki dam in a small bus, with our driver explaining everything to us. This is the third largest curved Dam in the World the first being Hoover Dam. Splendid views. Must see. 
    We went over the Idukki dam in a small bus, with our driver explaining everything to us. This is the third largest curved Dam in the World the first being Hoover Dam. Splendid views. Must see.  more »
  • A must visit for anyone travelling to Idukki. The dam has a great historic significance. The view is mesmerizing and simply awesome. 
    A must visit for anyone travelling to Idukki. The dam has a great historic significance. The view is mesmerizing and simply awesome.  more »
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  • If you are ever visiting Idukki, then this one is a must visit place. It's a network of 2 dams, Cheruthoni Dam and Idukki Arch Dam. The Arch Dam situated between the two mountains is a site to behold. The height of both the dams will amuse everyone. One can get a nice scenic view from top of both the dams. There is a small tunnel at the end of the Arch Dam. There is a also cave in between which you don't wanna miss NOTE:- The entry to the dam is restricted at times so before your visit do make sure it's open. Mobile phones are strictly prohibited when visiting dam, either leave them in your car or else clock room is available
  • The Idukki Dam is a double curvature arch dam constructed across the Periyar River in a narrow gorge between two granite hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathi in Idukki district, Kerala, India. At 168.91 metres (554.2 ft), it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. It is constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. It supports a 780 MW hydroelectric power station in Moolamattom, which started generating power on 4 October 1975. The dam type is a concrete, double curvature parabolic, thin arc dam.The Indo-Canadian project was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on February 17, 1976. Country India Location Idukki taluk , Kerala Coordinates 9°50′34″N 76°58′34″E Purpose Power generation Status Operational Construction began 30 April 1968 Opening date February 1973 Owner(s) Kerala State Electricity Board This dam was constructed along with two other dams at Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. Together, the three dams and Two saddle dams, Kulamavu Saddle Dam (Near Junction) and Kulamavu Saddle Dam (Right Bank) have created an artificial lake that is 60 km2 (23 sq mi) in area. The stored water is used to produce electricity at the Moolamattom Power house, which is located inside nearby rocky caves. Narakakkanam, Azhutha, Vazhikkadavu, Vadakkepuzha and Kuttiar diversion schemes were later added to augment the Idukki reservoir

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