Tourism Police , Idukki
Tourism Police wing has been functioning in the state for maintaining law and order, preventing attack and harassment on tourists. They also assist the tourists for getting tourist related information, guidance, etc.
What we do
We provide aid and guidance to the tourist, detection and prevention of drug trafficking ,prevention of exploitation of tourist, elimination of unauthorized guides, collection of intelligence regarding psychotropic drugs, exploitation of tourists, immoral trafficking, unauthorized stay, etc are the main functions of Tourist Police
Idukki Police district has two Tourism Police Units Munnar and Kumily.
Initially the costumes of Tourism Police Officers were in navy blue pants and white shirt with the Police insignia. Later the costume changed to kakki color pants and navy blue shirts with the Police insignia.
Tourism Police Unit , Munnar
Tourism Police Munnar take strict action to control the illegal activities of the un authorized guides in Munnar, Mattueptty, Rajamala areas and control the chasing habits of guides, demanding exorbitant charges from foreigners and any other unauthorized activities like house based sex trading and drug business.
At present Tourism Police Unit strength consist of 4 SCPO(g)s and 1 CPO
Tourist spots in Munnar Police Station limits.
- Eravikulam national park( Rajamala)
- Mattupetty dam.
- Kundala dam.
- Echo point
- Top station.
- Hydel park at munnar.
- Tea museum.
- Flower garden.
- Attukad water falls.
Tourism Police Unit , Kumily
Kumily Tourism police unit started as per police head quarters order NO : S(a)3899/97 dated 09-07-1998, and district order no:335/98-ID dated 24-09-1998.
On 09-10-1998 Sri-Somasundhara Menon I.P.S, Superintendent of Police, Idukki officially inaugurated the functioning of Kumily Tourist Police Unit in the old forest check post building near Ambady Junction with a strength of 2 Head Constables and 15 Constables. At present Tourism Police Unit strength consist of one SI, Two SCPOs and 9 CPOs.
Information Office of the Tourism Police Thekkedy is now situated at Anavachal, this building is constructed by forest department and handed over to the Police Department for functioning Tourism Police Office.
Kumily Tourism Police Presence
- Bus Station Kumily (Tourism information Centre).
- Anavachal Tourism Information Centre and Administration office,
- Thekkady boat landing Area & Ama Park Area
- Kumily to Thekkady Bike Patrolling
Tourism Police Kumily take strict action to control the illegal activities of the un authorized guides in Thekkady and control the chasing habits of guides, demanding exorbitant charges from foreigners and any other unauthorized activities like house based sex trading and drug business. The guides are under the close watch of Tourism Police Kumily.
Awareness programs have been conducted by Tourism Police Kumily among guides, merchants and taxi/auto drivers etc. for the hospitality management.
The presence of the Tourism Police Officers in and around Thekkady and Kumily creates a feeling safeness and secureness among the general public as well as tourists