Hello Everyone, hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures in Munnar. From Munnar, we headed to 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.
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.
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.‘
The hotel we were staying in was also good and had nice views of greenery.
How To Reach Thekkady
Thekkady does not have an airport of its own; however, the Madurai airport is located at a distance of 136 kilometers from. You can hire a cab to get to Thekkady. The nearest international airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is located190 kilometers away. The best way to get to Thekkady from Cochin is by hiring a cab.
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.
The nearest railway station to Thekkady is in Kottayam, which is located 114 kilometers away. You can hire a cab from Kottayam to get to Thekkady, or even board a government or privately 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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