Located at a distance of just 59 km from Ernakulam, the town of Thodupuzha is the largest town in the Idukki district. A river with the same name flows through the town. The fastest growing town and the main commercial centre of the district, Thodupuzha is a perfect place for nature lovers, mainly because of its picturesque locations. There are several stories about the derivation of the name of the place.
It is believed that Thodupuzha is an ancient town, which dates back to many centuries. Jainism and Buddhism visited the place during 300 BC and still have a strong impact in the town and its neighbouring areas.