Poopara is located on the Kumily - Munnar route in Udumbanchola, Idukki District. Known as a traveler’s spot in Idukki, Poopara is blessed with cool climate and the natural scenery. Large areas of protected forest with tea plantations are sure to attract any city-dwelling traveler.
Bodi Mettu, 9 km from Poopara, is the border from where one can get a charming view of the plains in Tamil Nadu. The best time to visit Poopara is during summer. It is a heady experience to take a walk through the sprawling cardamom and tea estates. Santhanpara, famous for quality spices (both pepper and cardamom) is just 3 km away from Poopara on Nedumkandam route. A part of this village forms the Mathikettan Shola National Park.
Other attractions nearby are Anayirankal Dam with its manicured tea gardens and blue hills beyond, and the Lock Heart Gap.