The land of wealthy wildlife, Thekkady is a wonderful tourist paradise which attracts nature lovers as well as every type of travelers. Renowned for its Tiger reserve, Thekkady is one of the splendiferous wildlife reserves in India. The popular Periyar National Park is in Thekkady and is a treasure house of tropical flora and fauna.
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary is the home for a variety of species of animals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fishes. You can also spot Asian elephants, Malabar grey hornbill, the Indian pied hornbill, lion-tailed monkeys, sambar deer, bison, and leopards at this sanctuary. The beautiful lake surrounding the sanctuary adorns this place. Thekkady is quite a marvelous place full of rich coffee and spice plantations, never-ending chains of hills, thick dense forests and beautiful lakes.
A myriad of thrilling activities awaits you at Thekkady. Jungle safari, elephant ride, boating, trekking, bamboo rafting, and Periyar tiger trail are some among them. Spotting herd of elephants and other wildlife animals during cruising along the lake leave you awestruck.
The sight of the Mullaperiyar dam on your boat ride is also a great experience. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy mountain walks and trekking trail in Thekkady. Experience the pleasure of Elephant ride and jungle safari to cherish your lifetime. Thekkady is an alluring vista of nature's finest work. Visit Thekkady with your loved ones and enjoy each and every moment here.
Mangla Devi Temple
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Things to Do
Periyar Tiger Trail
Tribal Heritage Program
Best time to Visit
September to March is the best time to visit Thekkady. Winter season (October - February) is ideal for sightseeing and wildlife safari. March to May (Summer season) is marked with hot weather. And the temperature goes up to 36°C. June to September is the monsoon season and is a great time to enjoy the beauty of Thekkady.
Way to Reach
By Air : Madurai Airport, located at a distance of 149.9 Km is the nearest airport.Cochin International airport is 152 Km away
By Train : Kottayam Railway Station, located at a distance of 114 Km is the nearest railway station.
By Road : Thekkady is well linked to major cities of Kerala like Kochi, Kottayam, Munnar, Trivandrum, etc. KSRTC buses are always available from these places to Thekkady.
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