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Nestled in the Idukki district of the state of Kerala, Thekkady stands as one of the important tourist destinations in the southern part of India. Marking a distance of about 160 miles from Thiruvananthapuram, the place is known for its wildlife sanctuary. Thekkady possesses an exceptional and copiously rich flora, fauna and diverse varieties of birds.

The place is also known for the Periyar National Park, lying close to Kumily, which is just on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Thekkady is sprawled over an area of 300 sq miles, housing thick evergreen forests, deciduous forests and hosts various species of animals such as elephants, sambar, tigers, Nilgiri Langurs etc.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary or can say Thekkady is encircled with the Cardamom Hills and the highest peak of Kottamalai at 2019 m. The place experiences fluctuations in the altitudes rendering it different temperature conditions, resulting in the production of different kinds of vegetation.

Thekkady is a paradise with its natural and picturesque beauty with its crystal clear waters and the tranquil ambiance where one can get a fresh breath of air. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, dates back to 1950. The area of Anakkara along with Murikkady is known for its spice plantations.

Thekkady travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Thekkady tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Thekkady
Location: Southern India
Altitude: 2,800 m
Language: English, Malayalam and Hindi
Climate: Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Mullaiperiyar Dam, Mangala Devi Temple
Ideal Time to Visit: September to March

Tourist sightseeing in Thekkady
Thekkady has so many places to visit and grabs the interests of the visitors. Thekkady also has some attractions that engross interest in people like the Mullaiperiyar Dam, Mangala Devi Temple, which opens only during the Chitra Pournima Festival, Chellarkovil, Anakkara and many more. Thekkady attracts a lot of tourists and devotees to visit the Sabarimala Temple, which receives more than 3 million pilgrims annually.

The place is also known for the spice tourism and specially deals in spices like clove, cardamom, cinnamon, coffee, vanilla, saffron, pepper, nutmeg, nut maze, star anise, honey, ayurvedic oils, homemade chocolates and black pepper that are found in abundance.

Climate of Thekkady
Thekkady possesses moderate type of climate all through the year. The temperature experiences in the summers ranges from 15 to 20 degree Celsius, depending on the altitude. It receives heavy showers during monsoon and winters are very pleasant.

How to reach Thekkady

Thekkady By Air: The nearest airport to Thekkday is at Madurai in Tamil Nadu, which is located at a distance of about 136 km. The nearest international airport is Nedumbassery airport in Kochi, which is at a distance of about 190 km.

Thekkady By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Kottayam at a distance of about 114 km.

Thekkady By Road: Thekkady has a well developed network of roadway service and the place is connected to all the major cities of the very state.

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