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Thekkady

Thekkady is the unique exotic well known Hill station with something to offer everyone means it can please every type of tourists visiting there. The aroma of spices  spread through the wind blown in Thekkady, the fascinating wildlife sanctuary makes this destination exotic and relaxing . The Wild life sanctuary is a protected area and is remarked as Elephant Reserve & Tiger Reserve. The extra ordinary  geo-morphological diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. The other charming feature of Thekkady is the artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River. The eye catching attraction in Thekkady is the large herds of wild Elephants that come down at the lakes edge. The scenic  beauty, wildlife, Aromatic spice plantations makes  Thekkady , the paradise for Nature lovers.

Thekkady- Holidays

  • Periyar  Wildlife Sanctuary ( Wildlife): Situated on the banks of the Periyar  River, the wildlife sanctuary is spread over 777 square kilometres. Periyar is the only sanctuary in India where you can spot exotic animals at close range from a boat. As you cruise down the river, you can watch elephants taking a drink in the river or a tiger stalking its prey, lion tailed monkeys in the trees and even the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
  • Kumily: Kumily is one of the most important spice growing areas in Kerala, in fact foreigners prefer to buy spices from here because of their excellent flavour and low price
  • Elephant Riding: The elephant ride from Thekkady is an unforgettable experience. Not only you can interact with the elephants but also have a ride through the wilderness areas
  • Gavi Visit Optional: Gavi; Green Symphony of God’s own country is 45 Km away from Thekkady. Gavi is a popular Garden Route for Traveles. Gavi spread across the beauty of periyar tiger reserve; it is a quiet, beautiful and pristine forest haven. These evergreen forests are a bundant with magnificent wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, & mouse deer’s, Lion tailed macague, other varieties of monkeys, Nilgiri Marten a lot more. Gavi offers complete acquaintance with flora around .It is home to over 320 species of birds – the great Indian Horn bills, Sun birds, wood peckers, Kingfishers and myriads of mynas, dogos, cuckoos and bulbuls-truly any birder’s dream .

  • How to Reach Air

    The nearest Airport is to Thekkady is Madurai, which is at a distance of 140 kilometres. Apart from that, you can access the airports at Kochi at a distance of 180 kilometres and Thiruvananthapuram at a distance of 260 kilometres.

  • How to Reach Road

    Thekkady is connected to all major towns and cities in Kerala through an excellent network of roads. The nearest place is Kumily at a distance of 4 kilometers

  • How to Reach Rail

    The railway station nearest to Thekkady is Kumarakom, located at a distance of 114 kilometres. Another station is at Madurai located at a distance of about 130 kilometres.

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