KERALA HILLS STATIONS
Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India. Idukki district was formed on 26 January 1972. At the time of formation the district headquarters had been functioning at Kottayam and from there it was shifted to Painavu in June 1976. Idukki has an area of 4,479 km2 and is the second largest District of Kerala. Rugged mountains and forests cover about 97 percent of the total area of the District. The district borders the Kerala districts of Pathanamthitta to the south, Kottayam to the southwest, Ernakulam to the northwest and Thrissur to the north and Coimbature, Dindigul and Theni Districts in Tamil Nadu to the east.
Ponmudi is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Keralain India. Its located 61 km north-east of Trivandrum city at an altitude of 1100 m. It is a part of the Western Ghatsmountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Ponmudi is blessed with scenic splendor and natural beauty, Ponmudi has a carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range. No doubt, the salubrious atmosphere.
Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district of Kerala state, South India. This village is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum and there is only one last village Pozhiyoor which mark the end of kerala. This village has a beautiful beach which attracts tourists. There are also some good tourist resorts. Poovar was a trading center of timber, sandalwood, ivory and spices. It is beleved that the ships of King Solomonlanded here. Poovar has been one of the ancient Muslim settlements along the western coast of India.
Periyar is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state ofKerala. It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns. The Periyar is of utmost significance to the economy of Kerala. It generates a significant proportion of Kerala's electrical power via the Idukki Dam and flows along a region of industrial and commercial activity. The river also provides water for irrigation and domestic use throughout its course besides supporting a rich fishery.