Stationed at the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady is one of the important tourist destinations in India. It is located at a distance of about 160 miles from Thiruvananthapuram and is well known for wildlife preservation.
Unlike other wildlife sanctuaries, Thekkady is unique and abundantly rich with flora, fauna and a wide range of birds. Here, you can get a glimpse of wildlife in a close range, and one can also have an opportunity to see and film the wildlife while they are in their natural habitat. Thekkady is a paradise with its natural scenic beauty, clear waters and the serene atmosphere literally captivates the visitors.
The man made Thekkady Lake with its partially submerged trucks is synonymous of Thekkady. Situated about 4000 ft above sea level, the place is a perfect holiday destination with its unique chill weather, endless scenic beauties, aroma of spice plantations and friendly people. Apart from this, the destination has various other opportunities for adventurous tourism such as trekking, wildlife train, bamboo rafting, border hiking and rock climbing on Kerala packages.
Well linked with both Kerala and Tamil Nadu through roadways, one can easily get a bus from
Madurai, Kumbam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram and various other locations to reach Thekkady. Government agencies such as TDC, KTDC and TTDC arrange package tours to Thekkady on regular basis. There are number of hotels and lodges located at Kumuli and Thekkady providing good accommodation facilities.
Both local as well continental food varieties are served at many restaurants in Thekkady. It is very close to Munnar and various Munnar tour packages are available.
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by Madhav Srinivasan on Dec 07, 2011
Known for its pristine natural beauty, Thekkady is a very popular destination that people from all parts of the country frequent. The countless trails here and the varied wildlife can at once delight and overwhelm you during your visit to the region.
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Travel within city
Travelling around Thekkady is quite easy, as the city is well connected through buses, mini buses, auto rickshaws and taxis. The picturesque locations of Thekkady can be well enjoyed if you decide on the best mode of transport for your trip and plan your travel accordingly.
Buses and mini buses are the main mode of travel in Thekkady. Buses in Thekkady comprehensively cover all the important locations and major destinations present in the region. Bus fares are very cheap when compared to the fares involved in the other modes of transport. The bus fares ranges from Rs 3 to Rs 10, depending on the distance covered.
Taxis in Thekkady have fixed rates, and taking a taxi is a very safe mode of travel in the region. You can opt for taxis from all the major points in the city, and opting for a taxi can make your travel plan very easy. Taxi fares may range from Rs 40 to 150, depending on the distance covered.
Auto rickshaws in Thekkady do not run on meter, and fares are normally fixed and predetermined. Auto fares will range around Rs 20 to Rs 60, and you can talk to the locals in order to get a fair idea on how much to pay or spend.
Thekkady has numerous restaurants and eating joints, serving wide varieties of cuisines and delicacies. For authentic Kerala food and various vegetarian South Indian breakfast, tourists can go to Kumily Coconut Garden, around 9 km from Thekkady. For various multi-cuisine options, the best restaurants are the Elamala Restaurant (04869-222 806) on Thekkady Main Road and the Ambadi Restaurant (04869-222 011/222).
Thekkady offers quite a few places where tourists can shop for the famous spices and small knicks-knacks. There are no market-places per say, but a few colorful stalls lined in the heartland from where tourists can shop. Tourists can look forward to buy fenugreek, white and green pepper, rolls of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise, coriander, cloves while munching on the traditional banana chips that are fried in fresh coconut oil. Good quality T-shirt with elephant and tiger motifs is also worth purchasing.
You can find 44 hotels in Thekkady
under following categories:
- Thekkady Budget Hotels (8):
Wind Haven Resort,
Club Mahindra Tusker Trails,
- Thekkady Medium Hotels (26):
Pepper County Homestay,
The Wildernest Bed & Breakfast,
Periyar House (KTDC)
- Thekkady Luxury Hotels (10):
Muthoot Cardamom County
- Thekkady Homestays (5):
Green Villa Homestay,
Pepper County Homestay,
Nature View Homestay
- Thekkady Resorts (8):
Spice Grove Hotels and Resorts,
Wood Palace Heritage Resort,
Silver Crest Resort
- Thekkady Heritage Hotels (1):
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