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Weekend Trip to Thekkady, Kerala

Famous for

  • Wildlife
  • Lakes
  • Trekking
  • Rafting and Hiking


Summer 20 to 36°C

Winter 16 to 32°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Bangalore: 506 kilometers / 7 h ,35 m

Best Time To Visit

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Located at the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. It is located at a distance of around 160 miles from Thiruvananthapuram and is a well known for wildlife protection. Thekkady is the hometown of Periyar National Park which is an important tourist attraction of this place. Besides, Thekkady is also known for its scenic beauty, nonstop chain of hills and spice scented plantations. Then there is a popular plantation town-Kumily-which is located around 4 kilometers from Thekkady. Kumily is recognized across the world for its undulating spice and tea plantations due to which it has become an important centre for spice trade.

How to Reach Thekkady

By Train

: The nearest railhead is located at Kottayam. It is located at a distance of 114 kilometers away from Kumily. Kottayam is well-connected to all railway stations in India such as Bangalore.

By Air

The nearest airport to Kumily is Madurai. It is located at a distance of 136 kilometers away from Kumily. The nearest major international airport is Nedumbassery airport in Kochi. It is located at a distance of 190 kilometers away from Kumily and is linked to all major cities in India including Bangalore.

By Road

The National Highway 7 connects Bangalore to Thekkady. If you are travelling in group, the best thing is to hire a taxi cab. The journey from Bangalore to Thekkady via road will take around 7.5 hours. Thekkady is well-connected to Bangalore via tourist buses.

Hotels in Thekkady

Cardamom County, Periyar or Thekkady

Kumily, Iduki Dist, Thekkady Road

Paradisa Plantation Retreat Thekkady

Murinjapuzha P.O Idduki District