Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar) Distance

Kochi (Cochin) To Thekkady(Periyar)

(Thekkady(Periyar) To Kochi (Cochin))

Best way to travel from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar)

Total distance 163 km
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Thekkady/Periyar is located at a distance of about 165 km from Kochi (Cochin). The town is renowned for the Periyar Tiger Reserve and is well-connected to Kochi by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Thekkady/Periyar from Kochi is by car, a journey of about 3 hours. The places covered during the journey include Kochi - 16km -> Thiruvankulam - 30km -> Muvattupuzha - 22km -> Kadavoor - 7km -> Vannapram - 53km -> Chelachuvattil - 39km -> Idukki - 27km -> Kattappana - 24km -> Chakkuppallam - 11km -> Thekkady/Periyar. Several petrol pumps of Indian Oil along with other petrol pumps are located en route. The Corporation Market, Kakkadassery Bridge, St Xavier's Church and Bavas Archana Hospital are some of the prominent landmarks that are located on the way to Thekkady/Periyar from Kochi.

Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar)

Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar) By Car: Take a cab from Kochi to Thekkady/Periyar, which takes around 3 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Comfortable and ideal for families with kids and in groups.

Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar) By Bus: Take a direct bus from Kochi to Thekkady/Periyar, which takes around 5 hours. Thekkady bus stand is located at a distance of around 5 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus, taxi or cab. Economical and ideal for individual travellers, backpackers and youngsters.

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Sakthivel
  • Sakthivel
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 1 Review
Sakthivel
5/7
Posted Nov 20, 2014 Nov 20, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It's a good experience, very long travel in the hairpin bend roads. Full of greenery on both sides of the roads. On the way we had idly. Kerala special herbal water is good.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Aluva - Munnar Rd
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  • 5 votes

Vivek
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  • Lives in Cochin
  • 3 Reviews
Vivek
6/7
Posted May 20, 2014 May 20, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Travelled in Chevrolet spark, travelled more than 200 km one side. Roads conditions was just ok except for few places it was horrible. Traffic was less to high range, slight drizzle on the way made the drive very nice. Stopped at Kothamangalam and cheruthoni for food.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Muvattupuzha–Theni Rd
Trip Includes:  Carmelia Haven (Tree House)
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  • 5 votes

Staffard
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  • 4 Reviews
Staffard
3/7
Posted Apr 26, 2014 Apr 26, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
The ride was not all that great as people who are not used to such roads will feel very tired and nauseous and your head starts hurting. It was just a four hours drive however it seemed like it was never ending. Although the scenery was nice. The trip can be very tiring because of the roads for which you might end up skipping a day when you actually reach your destination as you will be too tired to do anything.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
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  • Food/Dhabas
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  • 6 votes

Vinod
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  • 3 Reviews
Vinod
7/7
Posted Apr 24, 2014 Apr 24, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It was a nice experience when comes to driving! The roads were extremely in good condition having sign boards every where. We enjoyed the hilly areas driving along with the tea plantations. While driving you must be very cautious about the hilly areas. Never drive rash and negligent.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
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  • 6 votes

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Pankaj
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  • 4 Reviews
Pankaj
5/7
Posted Jun 5, 2014 Jun 5, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We hired an Innova. We were in a group of 6 and it was fun. The car was comfortable and we had a good journey. Road was not so great in few patches here and there. And it took us around 5 hrs to reach the hotel in Kochi...luckily the driver was a friendly fellow with good contact in right places which helped us on a few occasions. But kindly do lot of bargaining for the rates.
Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Trip Includes:  | Kochi (Cochin) | lulu mall
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Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar) By Train (112 Km)

Kochi (Coc.. ––› Kottayam
By Train 48 Km
Kottayam ––› Thekkady(P..
By Taxi 75 Km
Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by Train (48 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Koc... The... M T W T F S S
12201 Kcvl Garib Rath Ernakulam Town (North) 15:40 16:50 Y N N N Y N N
12257 Kochuveli Gr Ernakulam Town (North) 08:15 09:25 N Y N Y N N Y
12081 Jan Shatabdi Ernakulam Town (North) 09:48 10:48 Y Y N Y Y Y N
15906 Vivek Express Ernakulam Town (North) 02:40 03:40 N N N N N N Y
16301 Venad Express Ernakulam Town (North) 16:25 18:32 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar) By Car/Taxi (112 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1120
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1344
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1344
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1456
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1456
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Road/Route Map For Kochi (Cochin) To Thekkady(Periyar)

Driving directions from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar)
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:112 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:112 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:112 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kochi
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Parasuram Exp (6350), Parasuram Exp (6350)
    • Last station:Kottayam
    • Total distance:112 km
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    • Hotel reviews: 2836
    • Awards: 50 of 124 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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