There is a natural garden located at a height of about 350 ft above the dam water level in the heart of Idukki Arch Dam. Spanning on an area of 8 acres, this Hill View Park is a stopover between Thekkady and Munnar. One of the most calm and composed places for weekend travels, accommodation is available at economical rates under KTDC. This well-maintained Park allows pedal boating in its natural water body. There is a herbal garden and children’s play area attached to it. Perched on a hillock, it offers an aerial view of Cheruthoni and Idukki dams. Be sure about the binoculars to be taken with you for the majestic sights of elephant herds roaming in the wilderness, deers and bisons and their sheltering in the natural environment.
Timing- 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (on all days)
Idukki and Cheruthoni Dams in Idukki district, Kerala, India are the most popular tourist attractions of the state. Of which Idukki Dam is still popular since it's the biggest arch dam of Asia with an amazing height of 550 ft.
These days both Idukki and Cheruthoni Dam will not be always kept opened for the visitors coming from nearby area and other parts of the country. People would get the opportunity of walking along the dam top only on the festival and vacation times. At that time dam officials working there will charge Rs. 10/- per head to enter into the Dams.
Many people who came here in unseason became frustrated as they would not be allowed to enter into the Dam. Here is the good news for those who missed the chance of enjoy seeing those giant dams. If you are not allowed to see the dams, you can just go to enjoy the nearby park called 'Hill View Park'.