Thekkady, India

Nestled in the Idukki district of God's Own Country, Kerala, Thekkady is one of the most beautiful places in the district as well as state. It is located quite close to the Kerala- Tamil Nadu border. Unlike other wildlife sanctuaries, Thekkady is known for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, savanna grass lands and moist deciduous forests. While visiting this place, you can easily spot herds of elephants, tigers, sambar, gaur, Nilgiri Langurs and lion-tailed Macaques. Moreover, Thekkedy is also known for being the paradise for natural spices such as cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon and clove. Whether you are a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast or holiday maker, choose any of Thekkady holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in. Be assured of a fun-filled Thekkady vacation with us.

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Climate

Summer
Mid-March - end June
Temperature:10°C- 35°C

Monsoons
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Winter
Late November To Mid-February
Temperature:3°C-11°C

Best Places to Visit in Thekkady

Periyar National Park :
Situated on the banks of artificial Periyar Lake, this park is covered with dense forests and green grass lands making it the best place for wildlife like, the great Indian tigers, lion tailed macaques, elephants, deer, gaurs and sambars. You can also enjoy elephant rides and cruise rides on the lake.

Kadathanadan Kalari Centre :
Located on Thekkady Road, Kumily, it is well known for Kalaripayattu martial arts (self- defense kind of martial arts). This martial art form is performed in a designed gallery which is built considering the safety of the viewers.

Kumily :
Situated just in the outskirts of the Periyar sanctuary, this village is famous for extensive plantations of various exotic Indian spices.

Chellarkovil :
Chellarkovil is a small village, which is famous for its wonderful scenic views like gurgling waterfalls and lush landscapes.

Mangala Devi Temple :
Mangala Devi Temple is situated at an altitude of 1337 meters above sea level. This temple is constructed in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed to visit this temple on the day of Chitra Pournami festival.

Other Attractions:
There are few other sightseeing points to be visited in Thekkady are Kurisumala, Pandikuzhi, Pullumedu, Ramakalmedu, Vandanmedu and Vandiperiyar.

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