Thekkady is situated in Idukki district in Kerala.Thekkady is also called Periyar .Thekkady is located about 170 km from Cochin (5Hrs Journey), 110km to Munnar and 140 km away from Alleppey.The route is the combination of normal roads as well as Hills.The famous ‘periyar wildlife sanctuary is located here.Major attraction is boating, where boat will take you around the wildlife sanctuary through periyar lake.
Boating ticket availability is depends on the rush of that particular day.Advance booking is possible through Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation .You my contact on +91-486922 45 71 or You can visit www.periyarfoundation.org to do the online booking.There are Three hotels inside the reserve. KTDC Lake palace, KTDC Aranya nivas and KTDC Periyar house.The enterence of periyar reserve will be closed after 05 PM.
Things to do:
Once you finished the boating, leave from Tiger Reserve.Extra activities are waiting for you.Before going for evening shows like cultural shows,magical shows, musical fountain etc.
you can go for an elephant ride.You can go for an Ayurvedic massage from any of the massage centers at Thekkady. Don’t forget to purchase some spices and home made chocolates before you leave Thekkady.
Bamboo rafting can be booked at Eco tourism center in advance.Advance booking can be done by calling Eco tourism center, Thekkady at 04869 224571 and payment should be made in advance.
You can even have a visit to Tea factory at Thekkady and purchase some fresh Tea power from Tea Trail.
Distance of Major Towns from Thekkady:
Kumily – 4 km (15 min)
Sabarimala via Pullumedu – 50 km (2 hrs)
Idukki – 65 km (2.5 hrs)
Munnar – 106 km (4 hrs)
Peermede – 40 km (1 hrs)
Vagamon – 70 km (2.5 hrs)
Kumarakom – 128 km (4 hrs)
Sabarimala via Erumeli – 134 km (4 hrs)
Kodaikanal – 149 km (5 hrs)
Alappuzha – 164 km (5 hrs)
Kollam – 220 km (6 hrs)
Ooty – 390 km (11 hrs)
Thiruvananthapuram – 265 km (7 hrs)
Kochi – 172 km (5 hrs)