Nestled on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Thekkady hill station is among Kerala’s most amazing and picturesque destination. This place has a mind-blowing blend of culture and heritage, but it is its stunning natural beauty and exotic floral and faunal wealth that makes it a hot pick during any Kerala tour. This is the most incredible places to visit for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, trekkers, and even honeymooners and families with kids.
One of the main attractions of this hill station is Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species, home to many elephants is also indias tiger reserve. Periyar Tiger sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.
Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. The mild climate and photogenic environment makes the place more interesting for anyone. Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking, Mangla Devi Temple, Periyar lake, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sukri Dam, The tribal heritage museum etc are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Thekkady.
Thekkady is also a great place for trekking as the nature trails help one to relish the scenic galore of this place. Mangala Devi Temple, Pandikuzhi, Vandiperiyar , Ramakalmedu , Periyar Tiger Reserve, Periyar National Park, Chellarkovil Viewpoint and Gavi Forest are some prime spots to visit at this hill station.
To-Do In Thekkady
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Or Periyar National Park is located on the banks of River Periyar. It is famous for its different species of flora and fauna and offers some of the best wildlife sighting in India. National Park, is also a Tiger Reserve, and is home for a number of animals like Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer and Indian Wild Dog. To enjoy the real pleasure of this amazing destination in Thekkady one must take go for bamboo rafting. If you are lucky enough you can get to see the herd of playful elephants on the banks of the Periyar River.
Abraham’s Spice Garden is the scented place situated between the way of Thekkady and Kottam. Abraham’s Spice Garden is a magnificent organic garden of spices with scenic charm and picturesque view of the gardens. The place is considered as the perfect place for spice cultivation, Ayurveda and organic farming. It has entry ticket of around 200rs per person.
Periyar Lake is The placid lake, located near the Periyar National Reserves, is a famous tourist spot. You can go for boating and enjoy the serene beauty of the surroundings. Boat cruise along the banks of Periyar near to the Periyar National park is one of the major tourist attractions. If you are a keen observer you might get to see the spotted tigers, playful elephants or the red eyed bisons.
Kumily is a small township which is also known by the name ‘ Spice Village’. The place is located 4 kilometers from Thekkady, hidden away from the bustling tourist activities. Kumily is extremely famous for spice and tea plantations. Spice-trading has rendered the place commercially significant which makes it a great place to visit in Thekkady. A stroll around the spice plantations filled with spice scented air brings forth the Kerala’s sublime beauty in all its pristine glory.
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Where To Stay
For Solo Travelers : There are lots of hostels and houses in the area to stay and enjoy Thekkady.
Agoda.com lists hostels starting from just 400RS.
El Paradiso Homestay is the nice place to stay in thekkady. With the price range starting from 600rs its good for everyone i.e. singles, couple and family.
Canary Woods Hotels is one of the best hotels to choose from property with smming pool and dorm beds, price starts from as low as 400rs.
Mundakkal paradise by Agoda Homes is also nice option in thekkady with price around 400rs.
For Couples : Thekkady is one of the location in kerala famous for honeymoon packages because of its exotic beauty and enthusiasm.
Kofiland Resort offers a comfy and cutting-edge holiday experience within cardamom and pepper plantations of Thekkady. It-is state-of-the-art, eco-friendly resort and one of the favourite boutique resorts in Thekkady. Naturally themed with rocks, stones and mud. While interiors at Kofiland are styled like earth with pastel hued walls The circular lake, locked in between the hills, offers jaw-dropping views from the cottages and makes the stay all the more majestic and splendid.
The Elephant Court Resort only at price of around 4000RS is one of the few 5 star hotel in thekkady and the property is breathtaking to say the least. Being the most luxurious and premium stay option in Thekkady, it offers top class amenities like open air Jacuzzi, tastefully designed suites and rooms, therapeutic Ayurvedic massage center and wide range of outdoor activities overwhelms each and every guest.
For Family: However munnar is not limited for newly-weds Oyo rooms Offers a great deal and great hotels with starting price from just 799rs. While The Mountain Courtyard and Poetree Sarovar Portico Hotel are some of popular hotels in the area.
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How To Reach
Madurai airport is the nearest domestic airport located around 135 kms away from Thekkay. While Cochin International Airport 190 kms away from Thekkay is well-connected with flights to all major Indian cities and abroad. Kottayam railway station located 114km away from thekkay is the nearest railway station well connected with major towns and cities. From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option.
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