It comprises three dams: Idukki, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. A 60 sq km artificial lake has been created by the three dams combined. The Idukki Arch Dam connects the Kuravan and Kurathi mountains. Local folklore says that Lord Rama turned two natives, a Kuravan and Kurathi, into stone and placed them on either side of the Periyar river because they watched his consort Sita bathing in the river. Kuravan and Kurathi had never been apart and so, begged Lord Rama for mercy. As a blessing, Lord Rama assured them that they would always stay together.
The banks serve as a water resource for deer, elephants and bison. Trekking around the dam is a different experience for the sheer scale of the view. A boat ride through the reservoir lasts about three hours though time stands still before the dam, an engineering marvel amidst nature.
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