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By Road
State public transport buses connect Thekkady with other nearby cities. Super fast buses are regularly available from Kottayam, Kochi and Trivandrum to Thekkady.

By Train
Nearest railhead is Kottayam, situated 114 km away. Taxis can be hired from outside Kottayam railway station to Thekkady.the charge is about Rs 4000.

By Flight
Nearest airport to Thekkady is Madurai, which is located 136 km away. Madurai is connected to important airports like Chennai and Coimbatore. The Nedumbassery airport at Kochi, 190 km away, airport is well connected to all cities of India and many cities abroad.

Shopping in Thekkady
An eco shop near the entrance gate of Periyar Tiger Reserve, offers souvenirs, T-shirts, post cards, wildlife books, etc. for sale. There are no big bazaars as such in Thekkady, but one can find a few colorful stalls to buy knick-knacks. Tourists will find good quality spices like fenugreek, white and green pepper, rolls of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise, coriander, cloves, etc. One can also enjoy munching on the traditional banana chips that are fried in fresh coconut oil.

Border Hiking
Timings for Border Hiking
January to March: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
September to December: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm


Cost for Border Hiking
The cost for Border Hiking is mentioned below. We have listed cost per person, adult and child fees along with eligibility criteria

Cost Per Person: Rs 3000 package

(including refreshments excluding entry fee)

Trekking at Thekkady
Rolling hills, winding paths and serene mountains dotting the landscape’s expanse, make for a great outdoor trip with a backpack on foot!

Timings for Trekking at Thekkady
January to March  :: September to December


Boat Races in Thekkady
Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in the second Saturday of August in Punnamada lake. Sree Narayana Jayanthi Vallam Kali held during Onam feastival. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, the oldest and most popular, held during Moolam day of theMalayalam month of Midhunam (Jun-Jul). Kavanattinkara Boat Race conducted during Onam season, on the day of Avittam in the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug-Sep). Timings for Boat Races in Thekkady is June to Sep

Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady
Bamboo rafting: Bamboo Rafting is a one of its kind experience and a unique water activity. One can travel through dense forests on a bamboo raft, which is a part of the ‘natural walk’ of eco-tourism project. One can enjoy a panoramic view of the lake, forests, animals and birds while travelling on a bamboo raft.

Timings for Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady
January to March: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
September to December: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm


Cost for Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady
The cost for Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady is mentioned below. We have listed cost per person, adult and child fees along with eligibility criteria
Cost Per Person: Rs. 2000 per person

Things to do in Thekkady

PLACES TO VISIT IN THEKKADY

Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
Opening hours of Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary:
Open all days 06:00 am to 06:00 pm


Set high in the Western Ghats, Periyar National Park in Kerala in south India is known for its wildlife population. Located on the banks of a lake created by the construction of Mullaperiyar dam, the park lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala. Periyar is one of the largest wildlife reserves in India.


FUN FACTS
In Thekkady, one can enjoy cruise rides on lake as well as elephant rides. Trekking is also arranged for a visit to the ancient Mangala Devi temple located inside the reserve. Jungle walks with the help of a local guide are also fun for nature lovers. One can also go for the famous Ayurveda massages and visit tea and cardamom plantations which dot the area.

SHOPPING
An eco-shop near the entrance gate of Periyar Tiger Reserve, offers souvenirs, T-shirts, post cards, wildlife books, etc. for sale. There are no big bazaars as such in Thekkady, but one can find a few colourful stalls to buy knick-knacks. Tourists will find good quality spices like fenugreek, white and green pepper, rolls of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise, coriander, cloves, etc. One can also enjoy munching on the traditional banana chips that are fried in fresh coconut oil.


STAY DETAILS
Hotels are generally fully booked during winter (October-January) as the climate is cool and pleasant. A regular room with basic facilities would cost about Rs 600. A standard room in mid-range hotels costs about Rs 1,200 which offers 24 hour room service and laundry facilities. Apart from hotels, tourists can also avail of lovely cottages and home-stay rooms. However, probability of finding room service in homestays are minimal.

BEST TIME TO VISIT
September to March is the best time to visit Thekkady and watch nature at its resplendent best. Bird watchers can spot migratory birds post monsoon and during winter months. The Periyar National Park is open from 6 am to 6 pm.

Entry fee for Visiting Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary:
The entry fees for Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is mentioned below. We have listed the entry fees for Indians, the entry fees for foreigners, camera fees and other charges if applicable.

Domestic Adult: 25
Foreigner: 300
Still Camera Fee: 100
Video Camera Fee: 250
Cost per vehicle Rs. 50-100 for entry


Periyar Lake
Periyar lake is inside the Periyar tiger reserve which is a protected area in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala. It is a popular tourist destination.

Opening hours of Periyar Lake: Open all days
Entry fee for Visiting Periyar Lake:


The entry fees for Periyar Lake is mentioned below. We have listed the entry fees for Indians, the entry fees for foreigners, camera fees and other charges if applicable.

Still Camera Fee: 25
Video Camera Fee: 200
Cost per person Rs. 40


Kadathanadan Kalari Centre
The Kadathanadan Kalari Centre is well known for the martial arts technique about 3000 years old. It is believed that kung-fu was originated from Kadathanadan. The full name to this technique is Kalaripayattu. There is a special place made for the audience to enjoy the old martial art forms used for safety purposes.  

Set high in the Western Ghats, Periyar National Park in Kerala in south India is known for its wildlife population. Located on the banks of a lake created by the construction of Mullaperiyar dam, the park lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala. Periyar is one of the largest wildlife reserves in India.

The Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. This sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants from close quarters.

In Thekkady, one can enjoy cruise rides on lake as well as elephant rides. Trekking is also arranged for a visit to the ancient Mangala Devi temple located inside the reserve. Jungle walks with the help of a local guide are also fun for nature lovers. One can also go for the famous Ayurveda massages and visit tea and cardamom plantations which dot the area.

About Thekkady

Deira Travels Online
6/229 - C1, Marina Mall, YMCA Cross RoadCalicut, Kerala673001IN
Phone: +91 495 425 0000 Website: www.deiratravelsonline.com