Thekkady is a well-known place in the state Kerala, located in the district Idukki and surrounded by artificial lakes. This amazing destination is situated around 257 km from Trivandrum, near to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. This is a wonderful stopover because it covers everything that one must want to cherish in their trip. Whether you are an adventure seeker, fun, wildlife and nature lover, Thekkady will serve you best ever experience. Thekkady can be visited all round of the year because it has a moderate climate throughout the year, but the best time to visit is from September to March. There are unlimited interesting outdoor leisure activities like wildlife safari, boating, bird watching and so on. You can also get a chance to see bisons, deer and other large animals in the natural habitat of Thekkady. The nearby attractions of Thekkady include Periyar National Park, Murikkady, Mangala Devi Temple, Chellar Kovil, and so on.
Ways to Reach Thekkady
Thekkady is close to Madurai airport at 150 kilometers. Within Kerala, the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 150 - 155 Kilometers from town. Nearest railway station is the Kottayam railway station at 107 Kilometers far. The best option to choose to reach Thekkady is either by using a private cab or by Government / Private Buses from main central towns.
Having your camera would be a good option as there are many beautiful places to cover on your way to Thekkady.
Distance in Kilometers to major cities
1. Kumuli - 4 Kilometers
2. Idukki - 65 Kilometers
3. Munnar - 106 Kilometers
4. Kumarakom - 128 Kilometers
5. Kodaikanal - 149 Kilometers
6. Alappuzha - 164 Kilometers
7. Kollam - 220 Kilometers
8. Ooty - 390 - Kilometers
Famous Places in Thekkady
#1 Kadathanadan Kalari Centre: Kadathanadan Kalari Centre is home to impeccable martial arts skills exhibition. Performed by masters of the art, one would be overwhelmed by what the young body could do.
#2 Mangala Devi Temple: The Mangala Devi Temple is around 2000 years old crafted in the Pandian style of architecture. This temple is located around 16 kilometers from Thekkady town area. This temple was built in dedication to Mangala/Kannaki goddesses. Throughout the year this temple has many visitors. Special permissions are required from forest authorities to get into this temple as it is located quite at the heart of Thekkady.
#3 Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary:Periyar wild life sanctuary is a very famous wildlife sanctuary in South India. This is one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in the world where one can see many types of animals on one shot. There is no doubt that visiting Thekkady would leave an everlasting happiness in the minds of tourists.
Popular Places nearby Thekkady
#1 Kumily: Kumily is situated a bit further from Periyar wildlife sanctuary, is a place known for Shopping.
#2 Murikkady: Murikkady is a land of spices , tea and coffee plantations. You can buy them at cheap rates right from the manufacturers.
#3 Chellarkovil: Chellarkovil a small beautiful village with scenic beauty. With many waterfalls and panoramic valleys, this is place is a must visit for tourists reaching Thekkady. Coconut grooves also can be sighted at this area.
#4 Vandiperiyar: Vandiperiyar is the home for Periyar River that flows and nourishes the plantations of the region. This place is also home to a wide variety of Plantations.