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Painavu is a beautiful town with lots of greenery everywhere. It is one of the most important tourist destinations of Idukki district in the state of Kerala. This is why Painavu serves as the headquarters of the district. The climate is pleasant all through the year due to the abundance of greenery all around. This is a very scenic town located at the backdrop of the Wild Life Sanctuary of Idukki. Tourists who come to Idukki visit Painavu without fail as the lush green lands of Painavu are visual treats for them.
Painavu located in Idukki district is inclined 9.50 degrees towards the North and 76.56 degrees towards the East.
How to reach
Air - Kochi Airport, which is at a distance of 120km, is the closest airport to Painavu.
Rail – Angamaly Railway station, at a distance of 114km, is considered to the nearest railway station to Painavu.
Road – There are lots of government and private sector buses that connect Idukki district and thereby Painavu with all the important districts of Kerala.
Local transport – Since this is a small town, exploring the place on foot is the best option.
Tourist Attractions and things to do in Painavu
Since Painavu is very close to Idukki district, tourists who come to Painavu must see the beautiful places in Idukki like Peermedu, Idukki Arch Dam, Nadukani, Ramakkalmedu, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Hill View Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangala Devi Temple etc. Trekking is an important activity for tourists who come to Idukki.
Dining and lodging
Periyar Café, Kodumudi Restaurant, Athidhi etc. are some of the reasonable restaurants around Painavu. There are two very good homestays near Painavu. They are Green View and Kailas Homestays. Both of these are reasonably priced and offer great comfort for the tourists.
STD, PIN and Emergency numbers in Painavu
The STD and PIN codes of Painavu are 04862 and 685603 respectively. One can call on 100, 101 and 102 for Police, Fire and Ambulance services in cases of emergency.
Banks, Hospitals and Tourist Offices
Banks – There are no banks in Painavu. One has to come to Idukki district for the same.
1 - District Hospital of Idukki
Painavu Road, Cheruthoni, Idukki district – 685603
Ph: 04862 232444
2 - Anie George Memorial Clinic
No. 3 / 142, Manipara, Karimban, Idukki district – 685602
Ph: 04862 230622
District Tourism Promotion Council,
Civil Station, Painavu, Idukki District – 685603
Ph: 04862 232248