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Thekkady is most popular hill station and an important wildlife center.  It is one of the top ten tourist destinations in India, located 160 miles from state capital Trivandrum. Thekkady is abundantly rich in flora and fauna. It is an excellent place for bird watchers and offers an opportunity to observe wild animals at their natural habitat. The nature has showered its grace in each and every corner of this region. The serene atmosphere, lush greenery, crystal clear water, pollution free fresh air and grand scenic beauty are tranquil experience for tourists. The man-made lake of this place is another prime attraction. Apart from the picturesque beauty, it provides various pleasures filled thrilling activities like trekking, rock climbing, border hiking, wild train and bamboo rafting. It is one of the must vsit place in Kerala tourism.

Places to visit

Periyar National Park
The prime attraction of Thekkady is Periyar Natonal park located on the banks of proud man-made lake Periyar. It is full of forest and green grass thus makes it an ideal paradise for the animals like elephants, deers, sambar, tailed macaques and gaurs. Cruise ride and elephant rides on the most loved activities taken by tourists in the Lake. Best place for a day amid in nature.

Periyar Tiger Trail
It is program launched by the forest department which offers an extra-ordinary opportunity for the visitors to explore the grand and majestic beauty of wildlife.  It is a group of people along with forest guiders takes trekking and stays in tents is a wonderful heart throbbing experience. Tourists can also enjoy the best food prepared out of fresh jungle vegetables in the tents.

How to reach Thekkady

By Air
Madurai airport is the nearest airport located 104 km from Thekkady.

By Train
Kottayam railway station is located around 114 km from Thekkady.

By Road
Several state run buses and private buses are available frequently to reach Thekkady.

In summer 20-36°C and in winter 16-32°C. Thekkady is best visited from September to March.

16.8 °C
few clouds
Humidity: 91%
Wind : 0.13 mt/sec towards W

Forecast for Next 3 days

scattered clouds, broken clouds, light rain, overcast clouds
31.2 °C |18.4 °C
broken clouds, few clouds, scattered clouds, overcast clouds
33.1 °C |17.8 °C
overcast clouds, broken clouds, scattered clouds, light rain, clear sky
31.1 °C |17.8 °C
few clouds, scattered clouds, light rain
30.8 °C |18.3 °C
broken clouds, overcast clouds, clear sky, few clouds, scattered clouds
31.2 °C |17.2 °C

Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
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Theme: wildlife sanctuary
SightSeeings in Thekkady/Periyar
Near By Other Tourist Places

Thekkady/Periyar   0 KM near     
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Vagamon   39 KM near     
Idukki   46 KM near     
Painaw   48 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram  137 KM near     
Bangalore  425 KM near     
Chennai  578 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Madurai Airport   115 KM near     
Kochi Airport   124 KM near     
Trivandrum International Airport   138 KM near     
Tuticorin Airport   145 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Kollam  111 KM near     
Tirunelveli  118 KM near     
Madurai  121 KM near     
Kochi  125 KM near     
Near By Districts
Idukki   46 KM near     
Pathanamthitta   60 KM near     
Theni   66 KM near     
Kottayam   84 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Rajapalayam Rail Way Station   46 KM near     
Sankarankovil Rail Way Station   61 KM near     

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