Thekkady is a hidden jewel in Kerala. This city does not reserve as much of tourist traffic as Munnar or Cochin. Nevertheless, it is as picturesque. In fact, it offers more to people seeking some quiet moments in the company nature.

There is the Periyar lake and tiger reserve. Elephants move around oblivious of the traffic. The variety of birds that can be seen here is simply amazing.  To encourage tourism to this place, many business houses have belt resorts in Thekkady.

These offer many of the modern facilities in luxury hotels. Finding a luxury hotel in Thekkady is a difficult proposition, but thekkady accommodation that is usually made available to tourists face the lake or other water bodies. Some face the reserve so that mornings are filled with the picturesque view.  The lake is surrounded by mountains that are full of green trees.

Thekkady hotel charges are not at all heavy on pockets. They however serve local food. It is possible to order special preparations. Many people travel from Munnar to Thekkady in cars savoring the view of tea gardens on the way to foothills.  One of the advantages of traveling to Kerala is that communicating with people in English is not very difficult. There is always somebody who can understand and guide people. Local people are also very friendly and helpful. They are also very concerned about tourists coming to their town.

Thekkady Tourist Map

Facts About Thekkady
Area 12.07 km2
State Kerala
Languages Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit September to March
Nearest Railway Station Kottayam
Nearest Airport Cochin International Airport
Famous Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Lake, Mangala Devi Temple, Panchalimedu, Spring Valley Mountain in Kurisumala, Periyar Tiger Interpretation Center, Vandanmedu
STD Code 91-4869

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