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General Information - Thekkady

Best Time
September To May
Location
Idukki District (Kerala).
Languages
Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English.
Main Attraction
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary
Altitude
900-1800 m Above Sea Level
Clothing
Woollen and Cotton Thekkady, located in central Kerala, is a popular hill station and a wildlife centre. This town, which is an important plantation centre, 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 of India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold immense opportunities for treks and mountain walks. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fairly good chance of seeing the great Indian tiger in its natural habitat.

Excursions from Thekkady

(15Km.)
Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level. Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level. Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level. more..
Chellarkovil
(20Km.)
Chellarkovil vv
Kumily
(4Km.)
This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. It is an important shopping centre and spice trade centre, the main bus station and most of the medium range accommodation in the Periyar region is in Kumily.
Murikkady
(5Km.)
Washed in fresh spice scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations.
Pandikuzhi
(10Km.)
This picturesque place is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu State border is a popular picnic spot. Pandikuzhi offers great opportunities for trekking and is a photographer's delight.
Pullumedu
(43Km.)
The winding journey to this hill town, along the Periyar river, offers a stunning view of the rolling hills draped in lush greenery. Velvet lawns, rare flora and fauna add to the beauty of Pullumedu, which can be accessed from a jeep.
Vandanmedu
(30Km.)
This is one of the world's largest auction centres for Cardamom. A walk through the sprawling cardamom plantaions of Vandanmedu is a pleasent experience.
Vandiperiyar
(18Km.)
The river Periyar flowing through the centre of this town nourishes its vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations. A major trade centre, Vandiperiyar is also home to a number of tea factories. The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Gardens have a delightful array of rose plants, orchids and anthurium.

Climate - Thekkady

Tropical

Useful Information - Thekkady

Tourist Information Centres
Post & Telegraph: Post & Telegraph Office, Central Junction, Kumily.
Banks and Money Changers: State Bank Of Travancore, Kumily; Central Bank Of India, Kumily.
Hospitals: Periyar Hospital, Central Hospital, St. Augustine Hospital.
Handicrafts: Gram Shilpa, Kumily; Kairali Handicrafts.

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