Cheruthoni Dam, Idukki

Posted Date: 25 Jul 2010      Author: Latha Jayaprakash Profile photo   Member Level: Gold (Rs 40)

Cheruthoni Dam is located very close to the Idukki Arch Dam in the state of Kerala of India.

Cheruthoni Dam is a picnic spot in the Idukki District of the state of Kerala. Cheruthoni is a small village in the Idukki District Cheruthoni river is a tributary of the longest river of Kerala Periyar River.

The Cheruthoni dam is the third highest Dam in India and is built across Oeriyar River at Cheruthoni Village
This is largest concrete gravity dam and is located very close to Arch Dam of Idukki. The Dam is at height of 3900 sq ft. and it is easily accessible from Idukki Wild life Samctuary.

The Cheruthoni Dam was constructed in 1976 and is an ideal destination for nature lovers.
Boating facilities are available between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu

Cheruthoni is the area around the Idukki and Cherithoni dams very close to Painavu, the administrative headquarters of the Idukki district, Cheruthoni Dam is situated at about 3917 feet above sea level,from where one can see certain parts of the city of Kochi on a clear day. You can reach Cheruthoni only by walking or by jeep, at the most.

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB),looks after both the Idukki Arch Dam as well as the Cheruthoni dams, KSEB rents out boats for a two-hour cruise between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu.

How to Reach Cheruthoni Dam

Idukki Wild life sanctuary is located very close to Cheruthoni Dam.
You can reach Kottaya, station and travel by road from there to Cheruthoni village in the Idukki District.
You can also visit Idukki Arch Dam and the wild life sanctuary also in one visit.

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