Thekkady Tour Packages - Overview

Located about 257 kms from Trivandrum, Thekkady in Kerala is a small area within the Idukki district of Kerala. The place attracts tourist for the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna and the excellent panoramic views. The region has a rich agriculture and is considered as a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove.

The Periyar region in Thekkady grabs the main attention due to the green thick forest and wildlife sanctuary. There the tourist enjoys the exploration, nature rambling, and wildlife viewing. The Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, the Cardamom Hills, Chellar Kovil waterfalls and many others spots add more tourist interest in Thekkady.

Best Time to Visit Thekkady

The best time to visit Thekkady is during the winters as temperature is amiable. It is also tourist season which attracts thousands of tourists every year. From October to February, one can enjoy the sightseeing in Thekkady.

Top Things to do in Thekkady

Periyar National Park : The Periyar National Park in Thekkady is rich in flora and fauna. The biodiverse region is a niche for various species of plants and animals. The sanctuary supports the diverse range of animals and plants including the royal tigers and majestic elephants apart from other reptiles, fishes and birds. The park spread over 257 square miles and the rivers Pamba and Periyar flow through it. Apart from wildlife safari, this place is a perfect place for enjoying boating at the magnificent Periyar Lake and trekking through the dense forests.

Abraham’s Spice Garden : Situated between the way of Thekkady and Kottayam, this place is an organic garden of spices. The place and organizes and holds sessions on spice cultivation, organic farming, Ayurvedic techniques and practices, and the nutritional and medicinal values of various spices.

Anakkara : Anakkara is a small village in the Idukki district that is just about 50 sq in area. This place is famous for its spice plantations and picturesque waterfalls. One can enjoy trekking and paragliding and other activities depending on the weather. The Chellarcovil falls is a very famous spot that is also an Ayurvedic destination resort apart from spice plantations.

Mangla Devi Temple : It is a 1000-year-old temple inside the dense forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve that is visited by tourists and local people. Dedicated to the deity of Mangaladevi, the temple stands as a symbol of great moral power that even an ordinary woman is capable of. Built with the Pandyan style of architecture, the temple is a four stone structure which houses other idols apart from that of Mangala Devi.

How to Reach Thekkady

By Air : The nearest airport to Thekkady is Madurai Airport which is 114 kms away. Madurai is well connected with other Indian cities such as Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa and international destinations such as Colombo and Dubai.

By Road : The closest train station is the Kottayam train station that is located at a distance of 11o km from Thekkady.

By Railways : Thekkady is well connected by the network of roads to the major cities of South India. One can commute via cab, car or TNSTC or Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation buses.

Weather of Thekkady

Thekkady has warmer tropical climate compared to a lot of the other surrounding areas in the region. The summer season starts from March and ends in May where the temperature goes up to 36 degrees and remains hot and humid at that time. During the monsoon season, temperatures tend to become cooler but this season promises spectacular view of the hills and Periyar Lake. The weather during winter season dips down to 21 degrees and this is thus the peak tourist season.

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