General Information - Thekkady
September To May
Idukki District (Kerala).
Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English.
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary
900-1800 m Above Sea Level
Woollen and Cotton
located in central Kerala, is a popular hill station and a wildlife
centre. This town, which is an important plantation centre, conjures up
images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented
In the Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife
reserves of India and spread across the entire district are picturesque
plantations and hill towns that hold immense opportunities for treks and
mountain walks. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fairly good
chance of seeing the great Indian tiger in its natural habitat.
Excursions from Thekkady
Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15 kms from
Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m
above sea level. Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is located 15
kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top of a
peak 1337 m above sea level. Mangala devi temple, the ancient temple is
located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the
top of a peak 1337 m above sea level. more..
This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on
the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. It is an important shopping
centre and spice trade centre, the main bus station and most of the
medium range accommodation in the Periyar region is in Kumily.
Washed in fresh spice scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom,
coffee and pepper plantations.
This picturesque place is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil
Nadu State border is a popular picnic spot. Pandikuzhi offers great
opportunities for trekking and is a photographer's delight.
The winding journey to this hill town, along the Periyar river, offers
a stunning view of the rolling hills draped in lush greenery. Velvet
lawns, rare flora and fauna add to the beauty of Pullumedu, which can be
accessed from a jeep.
This is one of the world's largest auction centres for Cardamom. A walk
through the sprawling cardamom plantaions of Vandanmedu is a pleasent
The river Periyar flowing through the centre of this town nourishes its
vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations. A major trade centre,
Vandiperiyar is also home to a number of tea factories. The Government
Agriculture Farm and Flower Gardens have a delightful array of rose
plants, orchids and anthurium.
Climate - Thekkady
Useful Information - Thekkady
Tourist Information Centres
Telegraph: Post & Telegraph Office, Central Junction, Kumily.
Banks and Money Changers: State Bank Of Travancore, Kumily; Central
Bank Of India, Kumily.
Hospitals: Periyar Hospital, Central Hospital, St. Augustine Hospital.
Handicrafts: Gram Shilpa, Kumily; Kairali Handicrafts.