Home to the Periyar National Park, Thekkady is a gorgeous hill station situated about 145 km from Cochin. This town is located on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu which makes it easily accessible from the major cities of both the states. A tour to Thekkady will let you experience the natural beauty of Thekkady. Read more...
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Know before you plan your Thekkady Tour
Thekkady is well known for its natural splendour. This thick evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests and savanna grasslands. It is also very well known for its diverse wildlife.
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Thekkady is a paradise for trekkers and mountaineers who come out in large numbers looking for adventure activities like border hiking, wildlife train, rock climbing, bamboo rafting, boating and jeep safari. Our Kerala Vacations provide you with fun-filled holiday packages.
How to Reach Thekkady?
Roads and railways pretty well connect Thekkady.
The nearest airport to Thekkady is the Cochin International Airport (COK) - which around 150 km from Thekkady. Other nearby airports are the Madurai AIrport - which is about 140 km from Thekkady and Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)- which is about 260 km from Thekkady. Why Air? - The fastest way to reach Thekkady is by air.
Kottayam Train Station is the closest railway station to Thekkady. Why Train? - Train journeys to Thekkady are very scenic and picturesque.
NH 44 and NH 183 connect Bangalore to Thekkady. Thekkady is around 500 km from Bangalore. Kanyakumari Road connects Chennai to Thekkady. Why Road? - The road to Thekkady from places like Bangalore and Chennai are very scenic.
Best Time to Visit Thekkady
The winter season is the best time to visit Thekkady. The weather will be cool and pleasant, and it will be apt for sightseeing and to plan a Thekkady Holiday.
The Monsoon season is also an excellent season to book a Thekkady Vacation. The backwaters will be filled, waterfalls are overflowing, the weather is gorgeous, and it is apt for a couple to book a Thekkady Honeymoon Package.
The summers are not a very good season to go on a trip to Thekkady. The weather is scorching and humid.
Our Thekkady Sightseeing Packages include some of the top places to visit here in Thekkady.
Must-Visit Places in Thekkady
The Periyar National Park covers the entire district with an abundance of flora and fauna spread across an area of 777 square km. Tourists who visit the place are surprised by the richness of natural spices found here such as black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and clove.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve is a well-maintained tiger reserve consisting of thick forests. You can hike through or take a jeep inside along with a forest official to spot various wildlife creatures.
Thekkady Lake - which is also known as Periyar Lake is located the heart of the forest. It is home to a variety of wildlife creatures.
Murikkady - Kerala is indeed very well known for its spices. Murikkady, termed as the Spice Capital of Thekkady also has many coffee and cardamom plantations. This place is full of spice plantations.
Chellar Kovli - filled with beautiful waterfalls, Anakkara and Mangala Devi Temple which is at a height of more than 1300 meters above sea level.
Things to do in Thekkady
Boating - Boating on the Periyar Lake is one of the top tourist attractions on a Thekkady Trip.
Hiking - Hiking activities are very famous in Thekkady. Border Hiking, Jungle Night Patrol are also the types of hiking activities available for tourists to experience.
Jeep Safari - Jeep safari to Gavi is a major off-wheel tourist attraction in Thekkady.
Apart from attracting trekkers and mountaineers, this place is also very much preferred by the families for their small vacation and newly married couples for their honeymoon.
Food to try on your Thekkady Trip
There are a lot of good cafes and restaurants that you can try on your Thekkady Tour. Chrissie’s Cafe is well known for its tasty desserts. Periyar Cafe is also a nice place to have a cup of coffee and hang out with your buddies. The common dishes that are well-known as typical Thekkady dishes are Appam with Stew, Parotta with Beef Curry, Karimeen Pollichathu and many more.
Festivals to visit on you Thekkady Vacation
Important festivals of Kerala such as Onam and Sadhya are also celebrated in Thekkady with great joy. During the celebration of Onam, a competition is held which is known as Poollalam. Poollalam translated to a flower bed. It is widely celebrated in Thekkady and it a traditional festival of Thekkady. Another major festival - Sadhya, is also celebrated widely across Thekkady.
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