Thekkady A Paradise For Nature And Wildlife Lovers

Hello Everyone, hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures in Munnar.  From Munnar we headed to Thekkady.

Thekkady:

This is a perfect destination for anyone who loves wildlife and nature. The distance between Munnar and Thekkady is approx 90km and it took us approx 3.5 hours by car. On the way to Thekkady, we stopped for a nice lunch. It was authentic Kerala vegetarian food and was really tasty. It was also quite cheap.

Idiyappam,sambhar,thoran,aviyal,papad & pickle

They had a plantation just behind this place, which was not on our itinerary but we visited it.There were a variety of spices, fruits, flowers ,birds, animals fish and poultry too.I can’t seem to recall the name unfortunately.They also had a shop where you buy spices.

                 

  

Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park or Periyar Tiger Reserve, is a wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady. It is home to wildlife like tigers, elephants, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. The Periyar Lake which is part of the national park is popular for boat rides. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any tigers but we did see some monkeys and elephants.There was also a lot of greenery around and it was really beautiful.

Elephant Junction

If you love the sight of elephants, then Elephant Junction is one of the ideal places to visit.Here you can interact with the elephants as it includes elephant bathing and elephant rides.A truly amazing experience.

How To Reach Thekkady

By Air
Thekkady does not have an airport of its own; however the Madurai airport is located at a distance of 136 kilometres. You can hire a cab to get to Thekkady. The nearest international airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is located190 kilometres away. The best way to get to Thekkady from Cochin is by hiring a cab.

By Bus
The most inexpensive way to get to Thekkady from nearby cities like Cochin, Trivandrum and Kottayam are the government or private run buses by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation.

By Train
The nearest railway station to Thekkady is in Kottayam, which is located 114 kilometres away. You can hire a cab from Kottayam to get to Thekkady, or even board a government or private run bus.

Thank you for reading. If you haven’t been to  Thekkady, then you should definitely visit soon. Cheers and Happy Travels! 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Thekkady A Paradise For Nature And Wildlife Lovers

    1. Karen Post author

      Yes it’s a really nice place to relax.I’m glad you got to know about Thekkady. Hope you visit soon 🙂

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  1. niicolee00

    What a beautiful place!! Your pictures are stunning. My favorites are of the animals, especially the elephants! They’re such majestic creatures and you captured it

    -Nicole
    myuninspiredblog.com

    Reply
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