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Periyar Lake : Located in the heart of the forest, Periyar Lake is famous fostering a wide species of wildlife. Boating can be enjoyed on this lake, which serves as the reservoir of the dam that provides water to the forest.

The Periyar National park : The Periyar National park is the main attraction of Thekkady. This famous wildlife sanctuary is located in the banks of artificial Periyar lake. Periyar National park is fully covered by dense forests and green grass lands. Thus, this has become the perfect locations for wildlife such as the great Indian tigers, elephants, lion tailed macaques, gaurs, deer, sambars.

Thekkady offers cruise rides on lake and elephant rides as well. Trekking programs are conducted for the ancient Mangala Devi temple located in the midst of a thick forest.

Kumily: This town is located on the border of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is an important business center and spice trade center and is known for its spice plantations and gardens.

Mangala Devi Temple : Mangala Devi is a primeval temple, located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Thekkady. The temple lies unseen in dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 meters above sea level.

Murikkady This place has spice in the aroma of its atmosphere what with plantations of coffee, pepper and cardamom strewn all over.

Pandikuzhi This scenic place is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Thekkady, between Chellarkovil and the state of Tamil Nadu and is a popular recreation spot. Pandikuzhi has great locations for trekking and is a photographer's paradise.

Pullumedu Located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Thekkady, this hill town, situated along the Periyar River, offers a striking view of the undulating hills covered in lush greenery.

Vandanmedu Vandanmedu is considered to be one of the world's largest trade centers for Cardamom. It is located at a distance of around 30 kilometers from Thekkady and walking through its lush green cardamom plantations is an absolute delight.

Vandiperiyar This place is located at a distance of around 20 kilometers from Thekkady and is famous for its tea plantations and factories. The Periyar River flows right through this place.

The total area of Periyar National Park is 777 sq out of which 360 sq km is covered by dark thick evergreen forests.


More info on the city

Thekkady is a small town around the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Thekkady is nestled in spice and rubber plantations and has a very green look about it all through the year. It rains heavily in Thekkady. However being located at about 3000 ft above sea level the weather is generally pleasant at all times except in peak summer in may when it can be hot about 35 degree celcius.

Hotels near Thekkady

Tusker Trails Periyar

Club Mahindra Tusker Trails Periyar (Kerala, India) comprises 32 thatched roof villas located on the periphery of the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best Price: Rs. per day


Perched on a hillock within the salient area of the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary (Kerala, India) is Treetop, an idyllic retreat that offers opportunity to savour the sensation of the evergreen rainforests in Kerala on the South-Western tip of the Indian Peninsula.

Best Price: Rs.0 per day

Spice Village

Spice Village is a Casino Group Enterprise located in Kumily, a small settlement three kilometres from Thekkady, the main entrance to the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala (South India).

Best Price: Rs.0 per day



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