Periyar wild life Sanctuary
The Periyar wild life sanctuary is situated at Thekkady. It is located in the Cardamom hills and Pandalam Hills of southern Westerm ghats along the border with Tamil Nadu.The sanctuary surrounds Periyar Lake, a reservoir whicg was formed when the Mullaperiyar dam was erected. The peroyar lake is the source of water for the wild animals. KTDC conducting boat cruises in Periyar lake. This will help visitors to explore the santuary and periyar lake.
Parunthupara or eagle rock is a very beautiful place, which looks like a vast stretch of rock spotted with lush green grass. The place is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock because we can see a large area around like an eagle. It is also called Grampi. It had a panoramic view of high peaks and there deep trenches surrounding the Parunthumpara. Down the valley there are deep forests, which have tribal settlements and a dozen of waterfalls. The road to Parunthumpara is flanked by unending stretches of tea, cardamom andcoffee plantations. It is also a trekker’s paradise.
Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has widely become popular after ‘Alistair International’ the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading ecotourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. A must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity.Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be sighted abundantly. If you are the bird watcher, Gavi is the place for you. With more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers, Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers. A splendid spot to be visited at least once for all those who love nature.
Murikkady, about 5 km from Thekkady is a ideal place for visitor to see plantations of various spices. Washed in fresh, spice-scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations.
Chellarkovil, about 15 km from Kumily, lies on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The village is known for its cascading waterfalls the peculiarity of which is that they emerge from Kerala and fall into the Tamil Nadu region. The place is worth a visit any time of the year except during June and July.
Ramakkalmedu is a hill station in Idukki. Its provodes a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu villages and towns.Ramakalmedu stands tall in the western ghats at a height of 3500 feet above sea level. The secnic beauty of Ramakkalmedu is the main attraction.
The nearest Airport is to Thekkady is Madurai, which is at a distance of 165 kilometers. Apart from that, you can access the airports at Kochi at a distance of 180 kilometers.
The railway station nearest to Thekkady is Kumarakom, located at a distance of 120 kilometers. Another station is at Madurai located at a distance of about 150 kilometers.
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.
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