Idukki tea plantations,landscape,waterfall.........

Pics took by my friend Akhil Raj.
Peermade in Idukki.

Tea Plantation

Road filled with fog-An early morning sight along the road to Idukki.
Fog yet to be cleared fully.


A waterfall



Idukki has an area of 5,105.22 km² (1,971.1 sq mi) 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 Tamilnadu to the east. See:map.Anamudi, the highest peak in India south of Himalayas, is in the Kuttampuzha Panchayat of Adimali Block, in the K.D.H Village of Devikulam taluk. 13 other peaks in the district exceed a height of 2,000 m (6,562 ft). The Periyar, Thodupuzhayar and Thalayar are the important rivers of the district.

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar is a protected area, and a Project Tiger nature
reserve in the South Indian State of Kerala, set high in
the mountains of the Western Ghats at the border to Tamil Nadu.
It lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta.
The protected area covers an area of 777 km², out of which a
350 km² part of the core zone was made into the Periyar
National Park and Tiger Reserve, sometimes dubbed the Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is often called by the name
thekkady also. Thekkady is located four km from Kumily,
approximately 100 km east of Alappuzha, 110 km west of
Madurai and 120 km southeast from Kochi.


I think this is a Lion tailed macaque,in malayalam "Simhavalan korangan".Residing in the branch restlessly searching for something???

This is a type of squirell,and am not sure about it's right name,if you know just post it as a comment.In malayalam it is called "Malayannaan",isn't so??Look at it's feet,four of the tightly holding to the branch...
Tiger (Puli)-A tiger resting on a rock.
Wide and Green-How cool the view is.........



A bird resting on a dry tree trunk.
A herd of some type of deers.
Wild ox,grazing.In malayalam its "Kaatt poth"





Oh what a scenary.This is really "God's own Country"