Idukki village is unique in the sense that it has two of the three dams that form the water reservoir of Idukki Hydro-electrical project. One of them, the Idukki Arch Dam, is the biggest Arch Dam on the Asian Continent. Another is Cheruthoni dam. This agricultural village is famous for its landscapes and a paradise for photography lovers. The history of this place starts with the tribal people residing here. Mannan tribe is the first settlers in this land and believed that they moved here from Madurai. Migration of people to the present area started around 1946-47, as a result of the great famines after World War II, the government allowed willing farmers to clear forest lands for agriculture. Since the Idukki dam project start, the development in this area was fast. Roads and cities developed. The idea of constructing a dam for power generation was first conceived in 1919. As per history, Shri Kolumban, the head of ‘Araya’ race during 1922, showed the way to the Malankara Estate Superintendent and his friend Thomas, who were on a hunting spree in the forest, the spot of present Arch Dam. He told them of the legend of Kuravan and Kurathi Hills. Mr. Thomas was impressed by the sight of water flow between the mountains and it had been his concept has materialized with in the form of Idukki Arch Dam.