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 140 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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Renny George

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  • Lives in Cochin
  • 3 Reviews
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Renny George
6/7
Posted Dec 21, 2015 Dec 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The journey was quite good with only minor hiccups along the way. Travel buffs will certainly enjoy the ride as there are great views along the road that leads to Thekkady. The food will depend on the hotel you stop at. But it's very enjoyable if taken in the right spirit. This is about the route we took and experience may differ on other routes to Thekkady.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:K K Road/Kollam - Theni Hwy
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We wanted a little adventure to go with our first trip to Thekkady and were not disappointed. Tigers Roare is located very close to several activity areas and it is something to make the hotel a recommended one. We stayed in one of the imperial rooms. Although they are smaller than other...more »
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Arun Das

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Arun Das
5/7
Posted Dec 20, 2015 Dec 20, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The roads were good it was a rainy season too but didn't experience much of a problem with bad road. Was a comfortable family time in the car experiencing the scenic beauty of Idukki district. All over it was an amazing experience.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:NH185
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Satheesan Amp

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  • Lives in Cochin
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Satheesan Amp
6/7
Posted Jul 17, 2015 Jul 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Condition of vehicle - Very good and behaviour of driver was excellent. Car arrival at pick-up point -on time. Driving was safe and overall experience more than satisfactory. Thanks to you for giving us such a nice service. Next time I will opt for the same service.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:Muvattupuzha–Theni Rd
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Sakthivel

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  • Lives in Adoor
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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.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Aluva - Munnar Rd
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Vivek

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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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Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady(Periyar) By Train (105 Km)

Kochi (Coc.. ––› Kottayam
By Train 48 Km
Kottayam ––› Thekkady(P..
By Taxi 70 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 (105 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1050
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1260
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1260
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1365
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1365
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:105 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:105 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:105 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kochi
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Parasuram Exp (6350), Parasuram Exp (6350)
    • Last station:Kottayam
    • Total distance:105 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 61 Resorts |
    • Hotel reviews: 6454
    • Awards: 21 of 179 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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