Thekkady City Map

City Map of Thekkady

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Thekkady, a small town with astounding beauty, is located in Kerala, which is also known as God's own country'. This serene town is frequented by tourists from all over the world who come here to catch a glimpse of its amazing wildlife sanctuary. But that is not the only place worth visiting; Thekkady is dotted with numerous attractions that make it a traveller's delight.

Places to See

Some of the major places that are a must-see in Thekkady include:

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: Spanning over an area of 777 sq km, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction of the town. In 1978, it was declared a Tiger Reserve. The sanctuary has some rare species of flora and fauna and is considered one of the finest wildlife reserves in the country. The sanctuary is home to animals such as tigers, elephants, sambar and others. It can be easily accessed through boat, jeep safari or trekking.

Periyar River: It is the longest and the most significant river in Kerala. Several places of religious significance are located along the banks of the river. Aluva festival is held every year here and is celebrated with great zeal and fervour.

The Lake at Periyar: Situated in the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar, the lake is a prominent site in Thekkady. It is an artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam. Here one can witness herds of animals that come to drink water.

There are some places nearby Thekkady which can also be visited by tourists:

Mangala Devi Temple: The temple is located at an elevation of about 1,335m above the sea level and is built in the traditional style of architecture of Kerala. One can also take a panoramic view of the slopes of both Eastern and Western Ghats from the temple.

Kumarakom: It is one of the major attractions and is located about 128 km from Thekkady. This place has a bird sanctuary where a large variety of migratory birds can be found. The boathouse ride here is a once in a lifetime experience.

Murikkady: Located only about five kilometres from Thekkady, it known for its varieties of spices and coffee plantations.

Chellarkovil: This place has many picturesque waterfalls and cascades and is situated about 15 km from Kumily en route to Theni district.

How to Reach?

There is no airport in Thekkady. The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport from where one can take a taxi or cab. Cochin is the nearest major international airport to Thekkady. Kottayam, which is located about 114 km away from Thekkady, is the nearest railway station. Buses are an inexpensive mode to reach Thekkady and ply from other cities like Cochin, Kottayam and Trivandrum.


Last Updated on : July 23, 2015

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