Fascinating wildlife sanctuaries and exotic spices are the major tourist attractions in Thekkady in Kerala. From the different types of birds to the colorful flowers, Thekkady is also home of playful elephants. Quite different from the other wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala, Thekkady is one of the most beautiful and serene locales of Kerala.
How to Reach Thekkady:
Nearest Airport: Cochin Airport: 140km, Madurai Airport: 200km
Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam is 114 kms away.
Tourist Attractions in Thekkady:
There are a number of interesting tourist attractions in Thekkady, the most beautiful hill station of South India.
Tourist Attractions of Thekkady and Periyar:
The tourist attractions of Thekkady are its Spice Plantations and the Periyar National Park.
Periyar National Park: One of the of the most interesting tourist attractions in Thekkady, the Periyar National Park is famous for its different species of flora and fauna. The National Park which also is a Tiger Reserve is the home for a number of animals like Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer and Indian Wild Dog. If you are lucky enough you can get to see the herd of playful elephants on the banks of the Periyar River.
Periyar Lake: It is an enriching experience to take a boat cruise along the Periyar Lake. If you wish to see the varied topography of the forests of Periyar then arrange for a boat cruise on the Periyar Lake. If you are a keen observer you might get to se the spotted tigers, playful elephants or the red eyed bisons. This is one of the major tourist attractions in Thekkady.
Kumily: Kumily is one of the growing spice plantations of Kerala. From the daily edible spices to different other spice varieties, Kumily is now a growing township which is also known as the Spice Village.
Cardamom Hills: These are the mountainous regions in Kerala which produces cardamom, pepper and coffee. The thick plantations of cardamom covering this hilly area have given it the name of Cardamom Hills.