Moolamattom Power House
Moolamattom power house is one among the most widely visited destinations included under study tour package. This power station owned by Idukki hydroelectric project beholds water resources from Idukki, Cheruthony and Kulamavuu dams. Today, Moolamattom power station located at Idukki is considered as the longest underground power station in India. The pressure shaft present in Moolamattom power station is the largest one in country. Idukki dam is situated about 43 kms from Moolamattom power station. You can easliy reach this destination by travelling a distance of 19 kms from Thodupuzha.
According to studies, it is reported that, the installed capacity of Moolamattom power station is 780MW consisting 6 units of 180 MW. Commercial operation of power station was commissioned on 12 February 1976 by Indira Gandhi, who was the former Prime Minister of India. Under ground power generation in Moolamattom inside rocky caves an creates an admiring experience for visitors. Power station lies in Thodupuzha taluk of Idukki district. If you are searching for a tourist spot for study tour package, this tourist place in Idukki district is a perfect choice.
Moolamattom power station lies in one among the most picturesque spots located at Aarakulam panchayat in Thodupuzha taluk. Amazing natural landscape of Moolamattom captures all eyes. This power station located on the banks of Thodupuzha river attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. Water used for the production of electricity in Moolamattom power station is taken from Idukki dam.
Water is carried all the way through under ground pipes to the power station. Residual water after the production of electricity flows to Thodupuzha river. Visitors are not allowed to enter inside the power station due to high security reasons. Special permission is needed to visit the inside area of power station. Nearer to Moolamattom power station, you can find wide area of teak plantations, hanging bridge, Triveni sangamam and Elappally water falls widening tourist interests.