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Idukki - The God’s Own District!!!

Idukki is district in Kerala, its is covered by thick green forest. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries. The River Pamba also has its origin here. As a tourist destination, Idukki is may your favourite tourist attractions for its Hill stations, Dams, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Elephant rides , Mountain Treks, Spice plantations, etc. 
Idukki is about 100 Kilometers away from Cochin and is very easy to reach. The bus service is flowing very frequently from Cochin and nearby cities, so it is very easy to reach.

Idukki Dam
Idukki Dam is world's second and Asia's first arch dam, The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India, is a 555 foot tall arch dam. The dam stands between the two mountains - Kuravanmala (839)m and Kurathimala (925)m. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located close by. 

Manchana Bele Dam - A Weekend Tourist Destination near Bangalore

The Manchanabele Dam is further down another 9 kms from another tourist place Big Banyan Tree. The dam is built in the catchment area where the rivers Arkavathy and Kumudvathy meet for irrigation and drinking water in the village of Manchanabele. This tourist spot is all surrounded by rocky hills. You can have a leisurely walk on the cris-cross country road. You can have a dip in the waters also, which seems tempting. This is a very good travel destination, and one of the best tourist place near bangalore  for family picnic, friends outing or couples. One can go do various activities here – starting from bird watching, hiking, rock climbing, boating, photography or spend time in leisure. The sun set is awesome there. 

How To Reach 

Take the right turn near Rajarajeshwari Dental College on Bangalore - Mysore road. On the way you will find ISRO’s Moon Misson Control room at Byalalu village. After ISRO’s ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command (ISTRAC) centre. After the centre, the road is not good for few miles. After few miles, you can reach Manchanabele Dam.