Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. Thekkady is located near Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands.
The very mention of Thekkady is incomplete without the mention of elephants, trails of peaks and hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. It protects and houses herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, guar, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs. The picturesque beauty is exquisitely amazing. The very picture-perfect lush green plantations and hill towns hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
Speciality of Periyar National Park -
Thekkady is one of the places that Kerala can boast about. It offers you a very unique experience. Words will not do justice to its beauty and ambience.
How to reach Thekkady-
By Air-Thekkady does not have an airport of its own and the Madurai airport located at a distance of 136 kilometres from Thekkady is the nearest domestic airport. From Madurai, you can hire a cab to get to Thekkady.
By Bus-The most inexpensive way to get to Thekkady from nearby cities like Cochin, Trivandrum and Kottayam are the government or private run buses. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses are available at regular intervals from Kottayam, Cochin and Trivandrum to Thekkady.
By Train-The nearest railway station to Thekkady is in Kottayam, located 114 kilometres away. The railway station in Kottayam is well-connected to major cities across India.You can hire a cab from Kottayam to get to Thekkady, or even board a government or private run bus.
Accommodation at Thekkady :- Thekkady offers a decent mix of budget and value for money hotels in Thekkady. Since this area offers a better accommodation option to the travelers, it is well suited for those who want the comfort of a decent hotel at a good price. The area is again well connected to other parts of Thekkady and is a popular location for those looking for a good value for money on their accommodation.