What we love about Thekkady

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is place beyond imagination. Eye catchy views, animals, birds, plants and Periyar lake are its attractions. Here you can watch elephants, tigers, samber deer, nilgir thar, wild boar and many other animals. It is only sanctuary where you can watch wild animals while riding a boat in Periyar Lake. This 2 hour long boat ride feels like an eternity and you can never forget its charm.
  • Peermede – This famous plantation town is 44 kilometers away from Thekkady. This place offers trekking, climbing and other adventure activities. It has other historical places as well like, mausoleum of Sufi saint Peer Mohammed, summer palace of royal family and palace of Diwaan.
  • Chellarkovil – Chellarkovil is a small village, but it has amazing coconut groves and cascading waterfalls. This is a must visit place if you want to watch a truly magnificent landscapes.
  • Calvary mount - This is a hotspot for trekking activities. Idukki arch dam and a pilgrim destination are other mesmerizing sites.


What to know about Thekkady

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - It is one India’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. It encloses a vast area of 777 square kilometers, which includes 360 square kilometers of evergreen forests. Government of India declared Periyar wildlife sanctuary a tiger reserve back in 1978. Besides having a high density of tigers this renowned tiger reserve is a home of many other endangered species of animals. Its greatest attraction is watching elephants playing in lake waters. Mangla devi temple is situated within the forests of Periyar wildlife sanctuary and is opened once in a year on the occasion of chithrapournami festival.
  • Periyar lake – It is an artificial lake formed by Mullaperiyar dam. Periyar lake adds to the beauty of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary.
  • How to reach – Thekkady is well connected to other parts of country. You can choose from various modes to travel to Thekkady. Thekkady is 257 kilometers away from Trivandrum and 114 kilometers from Madurai city and Madurai airport. As far as rail route is concerned, nearest railway station is Kottayam which is 114 kilometers away.


Best time to visit Thekkady

Thekkady welcomes you in its usual cool and chilly way in all seasons. Beauty of Thekkady remains untouched but additionally gains extra features according to the prevalent whether conditions. Despite the fact winter season is considered the best time to visit Thekkady. Almost all major festivals are celebrated during the winter season and attract a large number of tourists from around the world. Do pack your woolen clothes.

Summer is equally inspiring to visit Thekkady. It is a bit more comfortable to be around in summers.

Monsoons enhance the beauty of Thekkady manifolds. Boggy and drenched forests will definitely inflict a sense of joy and wonder. 


Thekkady is a harbor of several rare and peculiar plant and animal species. Breathing in an environment filled with the fragrances of spices, tea and mountain flowers. Kurisumalu, which means ‘mountain of the cross’ offers a scenic view of Periyar Lake. Kurisumalu also has a rock cut temple of lord Murugan. Nature pleases all your senses here in Thekkady.


Take time to visit Thekkady and capture wonderful natural vibes within pixels and also let them to have a corner in your heart.



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