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Welcome to Thekkady



Thekkady is a nature lover's paradise located in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is home to the famous Periyar National Park, where visitors can spot various wild animals like elephants, tigers, and rare bird species. The town is also famous for its spice plantations, and visitors can take a tour of these plantations to learn about the cultivation of various spices like cardamom, Pepper, and cinnamon. 

Thekkady is an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts, as they can indulge in activities like trekking, bamboo rafting, and boating in the serene waters of the Periyar Lake.

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The best time to visit Thekkady is during the winter months, from October to February. The weather during this period is pleasant, making it ideal for exploring the wildlife sanctuary and enjoying outdoor activities.


Thekkady offers a range of adventure activities. Tourists can indulge in jungle trekking, bamboo rafting, and night patrolling in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You can also try border hiking, a unique experience near the sanctuary's borders.


Thekkady can be reached by air, rail, and road. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport (Tamil Nadu), approximately 140 km away. For train travel, the nearest railway station is Kottayam, about 110 km from Thekkady. Additionally, Thekkady is well-connected by road, and state-run and private buses operate from nearby cities.


Thekkady is known for its scenic beauty and wildlife attractions. It is home to the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve, where tourists can enjoy wildlife safaris and witness various species of animals and birds in their natural habitat.


The major tourist attraction in Thekkady is the Periyar Tiger Reserve, offering opportunities for wildlife safaris, boat cruises on Periyar Lake, and nature walks. Other attractions include Mangla Devi Temple, Chellarkovil, and the Spice Plantations.

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