The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India, is one of the largest arch dams in Asia. This dam was constructed along with two other dams at Cheruthony and Kulamavu. Together, the three dams have created an artificial lake that is 60 km² wide. The stored water is used to produce electricity at the Moolamattom Power house, which is located inside nearby rocky caves.

I was driving along this reservoir area last month during the start of the southwest monsoon, when this vista caught my eyes. Although it wasn’t raining, the clouds were very heavy and the light was not that great. I also didn’t have a tripod with me and was trying to frame my shot handheld. Just then, some part of the cloud moved away and some light peeped through. I managed to take few shots before it became cloudy again. As you can see, water levels have not risen as the rains have just begun and the muddy banks can be seen.

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