Thekkady is a beautiful Hill Station of Kerala and is located in central Kerala. While you travel to Thekkady, you will see nature in its purest form. Uninterrupted rows of lush green trees, chirping birds, velvety hills and stunningly beautiful landscape are what make Thekkady a hot tourism center. The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places for viewing wild animals. The best time to visit animals is during the months of March, April and May. Thekkady offers facilities for Trekking, elephant riding and boating. Boating through the Placid Lake provides a rare opportunity to watch wild animals at close quarters.
How to Reach Thekkady
By Air: The nearest Airport is to Thekkady is Madurai, which is at a distance of 140 kilometers. Apart from that, you can access the airports at Kochi at a distance of 180 kilometers and Thiruvananthapuram at a distance of 260 kilometers.
By Rail: The railway station nearest to Thekkady is Kumarakom, located at a distance of 114 kilometers. Another station is at Madurai located at a distance of about 130 kilometers.
By Road: Thekkady is connected to all major towns and cities in Kerala through an excellent network of roads. The nearest place is Kumily at a distance of 4 kilometers. The drive to Thekkady is enchanting as the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations and thick jungles.