Painavu is the headquarters of the Idukki district of Kerala famous for its scenic beauty and the natural ambiance. This place is well known place because it is the destination between the Idukki Dam and Cheruthoni Dam. Idukki dam and Cheruthoni dam are just nearly 7 Kilometer from both of the dam.
The main tourist point of the Painavu is the Cheruthoni dam that is created for producing the highest power of hydro electricity. The main and Asia largest Idukki arch dam is created by the two other supportive dams. The Cheruthoni dam is one of the supportive dams of the Idukki arch dam. The lake creates between the two dams is now used to offer too many adventurous activities.
Pedal boating is one of the well known and attractive activities of this lake. Painavu is offered so many of the picturesque places. So do not forget to take your mobile and camera when you come to this place. This place is easily accessible by anyone with the help of roadways. You can easily find the roadways for Painavu from any of the destinations of Kerala. For long and far distance journey, the nearest railway station is Kottayam and Ernaculam.