Wildlife sanctuaries and exotic spices are the major tourist attractions in Thekkady in Kerala. You will find Thekkady local sightseeing interesting, from the different types of birds to the colorful flowers and playful elephants. Quite different from the other wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala, Thekkady is one of the most beautiful and serene locales of Kerala.
Top Tourist Attractions of Thekkady and Periyar:
The most visited Thekkady attractions are its Spice Plantations and the Periyar National Park. They are in every Thekkady sightseeing itinerary. Here are the top Thekkady tourist points you can visit during your visit -
Periyar National Park: One of the renowned tourist attractions in Thekkady, the Periyar National Park is famous for its different species of flora and fauna. The national park also is a Tiger Reserve and houses various species of animals like Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, and Indian Wild Dogs. If you are lucky, you can see the herd of playful elephants on the banks of the Periyar River.
Periyar Lake: Taking a boat cruise along Periyar Lake is among the best things to do in Thekkady. If you wish to see the varied topography of the forests of Periyar, arrange a boat cruise on the Periyar Lake. If you are a keen observer, you might get to see the spotted tigers, playful elephants, or the red-eyed bison.
Kumily: Kumily is one of the growing spice plantations of Kerala. From the daily edible spices to other spice varieties, Kumily is now a growing township known as the Spice Village.
Cardamom Hills: These are the mountainous regions in Kerala that produce cardamom, pepper, and coffee. The thick plantations of cardamom covering this hilly area have given it the name Cardamom Hills.
How to Reach Thekkady:
Before visiting, there are different ways to reach Thekkady.
Nearest Airport: Cochin Airport: 146 km, Madurai Airport: 151 km
Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam is 106 km away.
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