Situated in the state of Kerala, Thekkady, in the Idukki district, promises an enchanting vacation to each and every one. From honeymooning couples to a family holidaying with kids to an adventure seeking group, Thekkady has something for each and every one.
While in Thekkady, some of the tourist spots mustn’t be missed. Some of these are Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Abraham's Spice Garden, Kumily, Periyar Tiger Trail, etc. Popular for wildlife preservation, a visit to Thekkady is incomplete without spending sometime time in Periyar National Park. A paradise for nature lovers, the national park is located 4000-5000 feet above sea-level in the Western Ghats. Enriched with exotic flora and fauna, the sanctuary is open throughout the year for visit.
Thekkady not just attracts nature enthusiasts but is a popular religious post as well. The Sabarimala Temple situated here attracts hordes of pilgrims every year from all over the country. An approximate of 3 million religious tourists visit the temple every year.
The place presents its tourists with wide range of adventurous activities as well. Some of the spots popular amongst tourists are bamboo rafting, border hiking, Thekkady elephant ride and trekking. Boat trip at the man-made Periyar lake or plantation tours covering cardamom, pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements and the surrounding hill regions also presents exciting options.
Although the place has pleasant and moderate climate throughout the year, visiting during the months of September to March is best for sightseeing and enjoying the refreshing green natural settings. For bird watchers, visiting after monsoon season and during winter can be good idea as many migratory birds visit the sanctuary at this time. If interested in wildlife, visiting during summer can be best as many animals come out in search of water. Visiting during the Chithra Poornami festival when the Mangala Devi temple also opens can add on to your overall experience.
One can reach Thekkady via all the three modes of transportation-airways, railways and roadways. Madurai which is at a distance of 136 km is the nearest airport. Kottayam is the nearest railway head and is at a distance of 114 km. If travelling by road, you will have various Government owned and private buses running from places like Madurai, Kumbam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Thiruvananthapuram to Thekkady. Accommodations in Thekkady are also of varied range catering to all kinds of tourists and their varying purposes of visit. Some of these are Periyar House, Club Mahindra Tusker Trails, Carmelia Haven (Tree House), Ambadi, Hotel, Aranya Nivas, Green Woods, S.N. International, High range Residency, Meadow View Inn, Thekkady Wild Corridor, etc.
Tourists can enjoy all this and much more on their Thekkady tour if they have access to all facilities and properly informed about the destination. One can plan his/her holidays in a much better by learning from other experiences as. Hence, along with presenting our clients with best of the tour packages and updated information on Thekkday, we also shares tour experiences of other tourists on our portal www.thekaddyplanet.com.