Kuttikanam, situated in the heart of the Idukki district in Kerala, is a picturesque hill station and plantation town.

Kuttikanam enjoys excellent connectivity via roadways, situated just 73 kilometers from Kottayam town, 35 kilometers from Thekkady, and 40 kilometers from Kattappana. The town is traversed by National Highway 183, which links Kollam to Dindigul, further enhancing its accessibility and facilitating smooth transportation.

Kuttikanam holds historical significance as a royal retreat of the Travancore royal family. Ammachi Kottaram, a palace of the royal consorts of Travancore, is situated here. This palace served as a summer retreat for the wife of the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore, commonly referred to as “Ammachi Kottaram.” In the Travancore royal family, which operated under a matriarchal system, the Maharaja’s sister held the title of queen or Maharani, not his wife. Therefore, the wife, who was a non-royal, held the title of “Ammachi”.

Tottapura, a 200 years old warehouse for storing weapons and explosives of Travencore, is located in Kuttikanam.

Kuttikanam is regional education hub of Idukki district. Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering and Technology (MBC) is located in the heart of Kuttikanam. College is surrounded by lush green hills of Western ghat, provide fascinating scenic views. Marian College is also located in Kuttikanam.

Kuttikanam serves as a primary gateway to the major tourist attractions of Idukki. Situated close to Kuttikanam are renowned destinations such as Thekkady, home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, as well as Kumily, the Triple Waterfall, Anchuruli Tunnel, and the Ayyappankovil Hanging Bridge. These attractions make Kuttikanam an ideal starting point for exploring the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.

75 ft milky water stream waterfalls in Valanjamkanam is 4 kilometers away from Kuttikanam.

Madammakkulam waterfalls, a natural pond under a gushing a waterfall, encircled by deep woods. This was a favourite spots of Britishers.

Madammakulam waterfalls

Urumbikkara hill station is situated between Kuttikanam and Vagamon. It is beautiful and picturesque view point surrounded by tea and cardomom plantations. This area was under Punjar dynasty. Vallat Raman was given this 1600 acres of land by dynasty. Urumbikkara has 360 degree view point with scenic views.

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