This monsoon, the Idukki dam grabbed headlines with its water level touching the brim. Reports of the dam opening raised enough curiosity to send tourists packing to its scenic environs. The festival season of Onam has witnessed a record number of tourists visiting the Idukki dam.
As per the estimate of the hydel tourism department of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), as many as 2.43 lakh people visited the dam till Saturday. The public entry, which will be closed on Sunday, was allowed for 36 days.