(2000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Kerala | India
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Thodupuzha is categorised as Plantations

Bamboo Rafting at Thodupuzha
Thommankuthu Waterfall (Photo Courtesy: Kiran Gopi)
Kadamottam Church (Photo Courtesy: Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin)

Reasons to Visit
  • Thodupuzha (1500+ ft asl) is one of the largest towns of the Idukki and Kottayam districts after Kottayam.
  • Thodupuzha is surrounded with rubber and spice plantations and serves as a base town for trading the produce.
  • Thodupuzha lies 54 kms from Cochin Airport and home to several activity centric plantation stays that provide guests nature centric experience alongwith a taste of Kerala cuisine.
  • Thommankuthu which is 20 kilometres east of Thodupuzha is famous for its numerous waterfalls.
  • Thoudupuzha acts as a base point to explore Idukki area
  • Destinations in South India offering Rubber and Spice Plantation Experience"Thodupuzha (50+ kms from Kottayan) is base town for Rubber plantation areas in plantation highlands around. Thodupuzha - Kanjirapally drive (50 kms) is one of the most exhilarating with Churches, Plantations and Rich planters homes visible on all around. Thodupuzha has stays for the experiential and Inbound traveller."
  • Ex-Cochin Getaways within 100 kms"Thodupuzha (75 kms) lies in heart of Rubber Plantation areas of Kottayam district and home to getaway resorts and activity centric resorts that are popular for corporate offsites."
Access Information

Thodupuzha has 0 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

1 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Thodupuzha

Getaway (1-3 nights)1

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List of Holidays for Thodupuzha


  • Thodupuzha Nature Getaway (2 Nights)

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Cochin Airport and ThodupuzhaRs. 3756

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Thodupuzha has 4 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Bird Watching2

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List of Service Add Ons for Thodupuzha


Services Rates Starting From
Hike Bike & Kayak in KeralaRs. 4300
Kayaking at ThattekkadRs. 4000

Bird Watching

Services Rates Starting From
Full Day Guided Bird Watching in ThattekadRs. 1445
Half Day Guided Bird Watching in ThattekadRs. 1167


Services Rates Starting From
Hike Bike & Kayak in KeralaRs. 4300


Services Rates Starting From
Hike Bike & Kayak in KeralaRs. 4300

6 Travel Ideas listed for Thodupuzha. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Cuisine Experiences in Kerala
  • Elephant Training Camp At Kodanad
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Kerala in Monsoon
  • Plantation Highlands in Kerala

Stay Ideas

  • Dewalokam Homestay Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    A prominent religious institution belonging to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and a seminary for aspiring priests for Syrian Christians in Kerala, is located in Chungam, Kottayam.
    Syrian Catholic
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thommankuthu is a very scenic waterfall near Thodupuzha. A song of the Malayalam movie Chattakaari was shot here. Thommankuthu waterfall is a seven-step waterfall located in forest. A trek of 12 km through the forests is possible.
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Waterfall
    Kadamattom Church is one of the ancient churches (9th century) near Muvattupuzha and is an integral part of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
    Syrian Catholic
    Elappally Falls are situated enroute to Vagamon and are active in Monsoon and attraction for getaway seekers arriving at Thodupuzha and Vagamon area.
    Natural Wonders
    The Cheria Pally, an ancient Church belonging to the Malankara Orthodox Church is a well-preserved church with wall murals dating back to ancient times.
    Syrian Catholic
    The 1000 year old St Mary's Church here is an important pilgrim centre in Kerala. The mortal remains of the Blessed St. Alphonsa are laid to rest here.
    Syrian Catholic
    Dam was constructed to prevent the water escape through a rivulet called Kalivally, 30 km west to Idukki Arch Dam. It is a 100 metres tall Masonry gravity dam.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir, Dam
    Bhoothathankettu is a dam and tourist site. It is situated in the village of Pindimana, about 50 km away from the Kochi. Bhoothathankettu is connected to the Salim Ali/Thattekad Bird Sanctuary,
    Lake or Riverside
    The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries. Guests typically do a guided tour on a Bamboo rafting for bird watching.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching
    Kurisumala monastery situated on the Kurisumala hill, is a renowned pilgrimage for Nazrani Catholics. The hill area includes 12 sub mounds where pilgrims visit. The area is fully surrounded with Tea estates and lakes. Trekking to the hill is popular with locals. Guests also can visit Indo-Swiss Project Diary Farmssituated on the Kurisumala hill managed by the Kurisumala monks.
    Church, Adventure
    Trekking, Syrian Catholic
    An elephant training camp on Cochin - Munnar route and a popular for overseas travellers and families with kids for a bit of fun with elephants and a touristy elephant ride.
    Elephant Experience
    Cheruthony is one of the highest gravity dams in India. Cheruthony is one of the three dams that form the Idukki reservoir.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir, Dam
    The Idukki Dam (554 ft) tall arch dam is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. Its a popuar visit option for guests travelling to Vagamon and Thodupuzha. Boating is permitted here.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Boating, Dam
    Calavary Mount is a local trekking spot surrounded by plantations and views of the countryside / lakes around the area.
    View Point, Adventure
    Trekking, Tea Gardens

Destinations within reach from Thodupuzha

  • Pala ( 30 Km )

    Pala is located 22 kms from Kottayam and is set around rubber Plantation highlands. Pala is home more

  • Teekoy ( 34 Km )

    Teekoy is a plantation area 43 kms from Kottayam enroute to Vagamon and home to some plantation more

  • Thattekad ( 45 Km )

    30 km from Cochin Airport Thattekad is one of the best spots for birding in the area. The lake, more

  • Vagamon ( 47 Km )

    Vagamon is an idyllic hillside getaway surrounded by tea plantations and forests. With over more

  • Vaikom ( 55 Km )

    Vaikom set 22 kms North of Kumarakom and is renowned for its Vaikom Shiva temple and scenic more

  • Kollam ( 154 Km )

    Kollam is the second most commercially active town in Kerala after Cochin and known for Cashew more

  • Palakkad ( 160 Km )

    Palakkad is the last city in Kerala before entering Tamilnadu (55 kms from Coimbatore) and home to more

  • Kovalam ( 224 Km )

    Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several more

  • Madurai ( 225 Km )

    Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and more

  • Ooty ( 315 Km )

    Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial more

  • Trichy ( 330 Km )

    Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along more

  • Salem ( 367 Km )

    Salem is gateway to idyllic hillside hamlet of Yercaud (35 km) and is part of Bangalore - Madurai more

  • Thanjavur ( 371 Km )

    Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
KodikulamA Plantation area 10 kms north of ThodupuzhaGetaway-
NadukaniA Green forested area 35 kms from Thodupuzha set around Kulamavu damGetaway-
KadalikadA green area 7 kms on the Thodupuzha - Muvattupuzha roadGetaway/Experiential-
Town OutskirtsThodupuzha outskirts area is a riverside area where some getaway resorts are locatedGetaway-
Nearest Airport in Thodupuzha
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-62 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Thodupuzha
  • Kottayam ( KTYM ), Kottayam-56 Kms
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