Idukki is a much sought-after tourist destination that has enthralled travellers with its pristine natural beauty. The prominent charming spots in Idukki have hosted hundreds of travellers and you might be surprised to know that there are many unexplored gems in this mountainous region in Kerala to take your breath away. And one such gem of a place is the Microwave view point.
This view point, which nestles between Thodupuzha and Cheruthonni in Idukki district, is just 2km away from Painavu and easily accessible by road. Presently, many travellers are heading to this view point that is surrounded by grasslands and verdant reserve forest.
If you want to slug it out off-road, especially on a bike, then a trip to Microwave view point would give you that adrenaline rush. It could be an out-of-the-world experience to ride a bike in Idukki’s cool and pleasant climate.
How to reach
One can reach this mesmerizing view point after taking a left turn from the engineering college junction, which is between Kuyilimala collectorate and Painavu, and entering the first road on the right.
It is purely stunning to see sunrise and sunset from this vantage point and if you are lucky the chances of spotting an elephant are pretty high. The panoramic vista of the mammoth Idukki dam draped in thick mist and mountain ranges dipped in green is simply jaw-dropping. Entry to the view point is free and more travellers are coming to this magnificent place to enjoy its scenic beauty.
The Vaishali view point, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary and Idukki dam are situated near the Microwave view point, and the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Cheruthonni dam, Anakkara and Keezharkuthu waterfalls are not far away.
The best time to visit Microwave view point is between September and May when there is a nip in the air.