Thekkady is known as the home to the largest tiger reserve in Periyar in India. The Periyar National Park is the most attractive location that entices its tourists every year.
Apart from enjoying your time witnessing the rich vegetation and fauna species in Thekkady, you can also go through the spice gardens, enjoy rafting, shopping, and other adventure sports amidst the beautiful landscape followed by a visit to the beautifully crafted Chellar Kovil housing waterfalls and cascades along with the Mangala Devi Temple.
Best Time to Visit Thekkady
The best time to visit Thekkady is during the months from September to April when the weather remains agile. Whereas, the months of March and April are dry and humid followed by fresh monsoons that are also pleasant but do not support transfers and sightseeing tours.
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Periyar National Park: Being the largest tiger reserve in the country, Periyar National Park is spread across an area of 300 sq. miles that is covered with lush evergreen and deciduous forests inhabiting a large number of both fauna and flora species namely, deer, Nilgiri Langurs, sambar, elephants, and many others.
Thekkady Lake: You will find this lake at a 5 km distance from Thekkady center and lies in the epicenter of the jungle. It is famous for the housing of a plethora of fauna species and also offering boating facilities to its visitors in the reservoir.
Anakkara: Anakkara is a small village that is spread out to 50 sq. km in the Idukki district. This place is utterly famous for the beauty of the natural landscape it holds and also the spice vegetations and beautiful waterfalls that you get to encounter.
Chellarkovil Viewpoint: This is located at an 8 km distance from the city center and is prominently famous for the mesmerizing views of the hilly terrains, lush green vegetation, exotic waterfalls, and the admirable sunset that is utterly beautiful.
Vandiperiyar: Situated 9 km away from the city, you will be enchanted by the location here that is famous for the cultivation of the herbs and spices which is not only spectacular to look at, but also can you explore the mighty Periyar river flowing through.
Thekkady Distance from Nearby Places
- Thekkady from Munnar - 93 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Madurai - 139 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Cochi - 157 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Trivandrum - 204.7 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Bangalore - 507 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Chennai - 572 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Mumbai- 1505 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Kolkata - 2221 Kilometers
- Thekkady from Delhi City- 2646 Kilometers
Best Things to do in Thekkady
- Jeep Safari in Thekkady
- Jungle Patrol – Shepherding the jungle
- Border Hiking – Protection oriented range hiking
- Bamboo Rafting – Dawn to dusk range hiking
- Tribal Heritage – A peep into the past
- Bullock Cart Discoveries
- Border Hiking
- Plantation Tour
- Elephant Ride
- Periyar Tiger Trail
- Visit Chellarkovil Waterfalls
- Visit Ramakkalmedu
- Visit Kalvari Mount
- Nature Walk – The guided day trek