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Thekkady  

Idukki City - Thekkady
 

About Thekkady
Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
 

Thekkady Facts and Figures
Altitude : 900 - 1800 m above sea level.
Rainfall 2500 mm.
 

How to Reach Thekkady
Air : Nearest airport : Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 140 kms, Kochi (Nedumbassery - 185 km), Thiruvananthapuram (265 kms).
Rail : Nearest railway station is Kumarakom 114 kms. Madurai station is about 136 kms.
Road : There are frequent buses from Kumily (4 km away) to various tourist centres.
 

In and Around Thekkady
Kumily
It is located at a distance of 4 km from Thekkady. This plantation town closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary
 
Murikkady
Washed in fresh spice scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of Cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations nearly at a distance of Murikkady.
 
Vandanmedu
Located at a distance of 25 km from Kumily this is one of the world's largest auction centres of Cardamom. A walk through the sprawling cardamom plantations of Vandanmedu is a heady experience.
 
 

Stay in Thekkady Hotels
Hotel Taj Garden Retreat  
 


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