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Thekkady Nature & Wildlife

Thekkady forest is heaven for wildlife as well as for nature lovers and is usually combined with Munnar for a Munnar Thekkady Package which is popular among guests visiting Kerala. Its cool climate, scenic vistas, lush greenery and the exotic wildlife sanctuary attracts tourists. Spice gardens in Tekkady surrounded by aromatic air, chains of lush green hills, lovely waterfalls and the call of the nature giving a soothing experience & revitalizing your soul.

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Tourist Attractions

  • Heaven for wildlife and nature lovers
  • Periyar wildlife sanctuary and tiger reserve
  • Feel unrealistic about standing within 10ft of wild elephants
  • Periyar lake boating, rafting in wildlife
  • Jeep safari and Jungle petrol
  • Tribal heritage and plantation tours
  • Bullock Cart rides
  • Trekking to Gavi
  • Mangala Devi Temple
  • Chellarkovil Waterfalls
  • Ramakkalmedu
  • Kalvari Mount
  • Kathakali and Kalarippayattu shows at Kumily

Address of Thekkady

Thekkady Forest is located in Azhutha Taluk, Idukki district of Kerala state, India - 685509.

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Kochi - 154 km, Madurai - 138 km, Thiruvananthapuram - 205 km
  • Nearest Airport: Kochi, Madurai, Trivandrum
  • Nearest Bus Station: Thekkady, Kumily
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam - 110km
  • Transport: Thekkady is well connected by road. Buses are available from different parts within the state and Tamil Nadu. Reach Periyar tiger reserve from Thekkady to enjoy the activities.

Where to Stay

Hotels and Resorts in Thekkady range from budget to 5 star with all the facilities. For packages and booking:

Where to Eat

Thekkady offers all types of cuisines for the tourist. There are many restaurants and small eateries that offer good food.


There are number of shops selling organic garden fresh spices in this region at reasonable rates. Take back as much as you can; also choose small packets that can be used as souvenirs.

Things to Take Care

There is no advance booking for the boat trip and there may be rush in the mornings to reach the booking counter.

Best Season & Time to Visit

August to March. The summer months of April and May are also pleasant with temperatures ranging from 15° - 30° Celsius. Thekkady tour would be an ideal in the monsoons with lush greenery and rolling mists everywhere.

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