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Satish Maru
  • Satish Maru
  • 3 Reviews

"A lovely drive to beautiful place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a lovely drive for everyone because of the beautiful landscapes and tea estates. You can enjoy a lot of water falls. It's a must that you stop and enjoy the waterfalls. You will get at least a dozen on the way. It is a very good place to visit. Tiger Reserve is a beautiful sanctuary. There are various animals in the Tiger Reserve so it is one of the best.
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Jeeva Mohan
  • Jeeva Mohan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Such an amazing place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a lovely trip for all of us. We had a great time indeed. I had fun with fun and all of us enjoyed. The place is so beautiful and amazing.
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Ajeet
  • Ajeet
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 11 Reviews

"It was a very good experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is a very good place to visit. I certainly had a great time. You get to see a lot of things here. The best part is the nature. It is so peaceful and calm. I certainly had a good time.
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Nagaraju
  • Nagaraju
  • 1 Review

"Good hilly experience"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I was on a Kerala Tour with Thekeddy as one of the destinations, besides Munnar and Allepy. My overall experience was very good and I really enjoyed my stay in Kerala. Its really a nice place. My experience was very good we will definitely visit Thekkady next year also. We also visited the Grape farm near Kambam across the border of Tamil Nadu.
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Arthy Saravanan
  • Arthy Saravanan
  • 11 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Rightly said God's own Country"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is full of green. It was so refreshing. I really had a good time. The place is beautiful and if you are looking for some peace and serenity then this is the place you must visit. The place has everything from wildlife to natural beauty to amazing food.
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Rajesh chaple
  • Rajesh chaple
  • 5 Reviews

"Good time to go on holidays"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I was on a Kerala Tour, and Thekeddy was one of the main destinations I had visited besides Munnar and Allepy. My overall experience was very good, and I and really enjoyed my stay in Kerala. Its really a nice place to go for holidays.. The location is really good.
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Satheesh
  • Satheesh
  • 4 Reviews

"Its really God's Place"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I was on a Kerala Tour with Thekeddy one of the destination besides Munnar and Allepy. My overall experience was very good and really enjoyed my stay in Kerala. Its really God's Place. I was amazed by the greens of Kerala and really enjoyed the Back Waters in Allepy. The Boat ride in back water was really amazing. I would definitely come here again and see other places too.
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Pravin
  • Pravin
  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome Kerala Tour"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My experience was very good we will definitely visit Thekkady next year also. We also visited the Grape farm near Kambam across the border of TN. It was a wonderful experience. I had a great time! The view of greenery on the way from Munnar to Thekkady makes the mind feel fresh all the way. The place is really awesome!
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Vinod
  • Vinod
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice place to tour"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had a great time. It was indeed a very good experience for me! I would remember it for the rest of my life. But if you are planning to visit to this place, then make sure you know about the place a lot. Having an idea about this place is important.
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Sharma
  • Sharma
  • 3 Reviews

"Hills, Mountains, Forests, Gardens Make Kerala What It Is!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Thekkady. Our guide/driver- Mr. Roy was very nice and ensured that our travel to Thekkady was very smooth and comfortable. On the way we saw natural beauty very closely, hills, water falls, tea/rubber and spices gardens. When we reached Thekkady we were pleasantly surprised to see Hill Station as good as Mussoorie/Naintal in Northern India. After that Periyar National Park/Tiger reserve is visit made it a complete package. We enjoyed coconut water in the market and even Dal Pakora on the road side in Thekkady, making it a fun filled trip.
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Thekkady(Periyar) Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
Thekkady, located in the Idukki district of the state of Kerala, is the place where the Periyar National Park is located. Thekkady lies very close to Kumily, which lies on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, spread across an area of 300 square miles, is home to thick evergreen forests, deciduous forests and a host of animal species, viz. elephants, sambar, tigers, Nilgiri Langurs, etc.

Things to do in Thekkady

The Mullaiperiyar Dam has been built across the Periyar River here, resulting in the formation of an artificial lake, which adds to the scenic beauty of the place. Apart from the park, Thekkady has a few more tourist attractions. Tourists can also try various attractive packages options to tour Thekkady.

There is the Mangala Devi Temple here which opens only during the Chitra Pournima Festival. The Chellarkovil which is known for its waterfalls and the Anakkara are other attractions. Thekkady is also known for its natural spices which are found in abundance here in the form of clove, cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper. In recent times, the government has made concerted efforts to promote spice tourism in the area. The area of Anakkara along with Murikkady is known for its spice plantations.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by the Cardamom Hills, with the highest peak being that of Kottamalai at 2019 metres. The varying altitudes of the sanctuary give it different temperature conditions, which results in different types of vegetation. The temperature during the summer months could be between 15-20 Celsius, depending on the altitude.

Apart from being an ecotourism destination, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary or Thekkady as it is often called, also attracts a lot of pilgrims every year who come here to visit the Sabarimala Temple here. The temple receives more than 3 million pilgrims every year.

The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, which dates back to 1950, is largely a protected piece of land with tourist activity restricted to the northern end of the park. It has been done so to protect the flora and fauna of the region.     

Food and Shopping in Thekkady

Thekkady offers quite a few places to shop, for the most produces are spices and small knicks-knacks. Market places are very few and not big on scales. But, there are a few attractive stalls centrally located in those areas. One can buy fenugreek, rolls of cinnamon, white and green pepper, cardamom, star anise, coriander, nutmeg, cloves and more. Traditional banana chips should be missed out, which are fried in fresh coconut oil and this is also a speciality.    

Travelling to Thekkady

To reach Thekkady, the nearest airport is at Madurai in Tamil Nadu, which is located at a distance of around 136 km away from Thekkady. The nearest international airport is Nedumbassery airport in Kochi, which is at a distance of about 190 km away.  

Thekkady has the nearest railhead at Kottayam at a distance of about 114 km.  All the express trains that go to Trivandrum, passes through Kottayam as well. There is KSRTC public transport buses connecting Thekkady with nearby cities, along with super fast buses regularly available from Kochi, Kottayam and Trivandrum to Thekkady..

Accommodation options in Thekkady

Hotels in Thekkady range from mountain resorts and budget hotels to jungle resorts.  Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations.

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