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Thekkady is about 90 kms. from Munnar. Thekkady is a nature lover's delight. Thekkady, with its unspoilt tropical forests and its incredible wealth of animal and plant life is a naturalist’s paradise. The journey to Thekkady takes you through quaint little hill towns and softly contoured hill slopes surrounded by plantations of tea, coffee and spices like cardamom and pepper. Gift wrapped in lush green spice plantation, Thekkady is a heaven for the wild animals especially elephants that are the prime attractions at the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Thekkady is well known for the Thekkady or Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve.  Thekkady, Thekkady Tour
The climate in Thekkady is cool and pleasant in summers. The temperature here ranges from 15 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. Various picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks are spread throughout the area. The best time to visit Thekkady is from September to May. Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English are the common languages which are spoken in Thekkady.
Tribals of Thekkady 
The Mannans and the Palians are the native tribes of Thekkady. They live on the periphery of the Periyar National Park and maintain their traditional customs and beliefs, and depends entirely on the forest for their livelihood.
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The major tourist attraction in Thekkady is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. The Periyar national park and tiger reserve is is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves. This is the only sanctuary in India from where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The major attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. The other tourist places in Thekkady are Kumily, Murikkady, Pandikuzhi, Mangala Devi Temple, Chellarkovil, Vandiperiyar, Vandanmedu and Pullumedu. 
Kumily and Murikkady offer excellent experiences of spice scented plantation towns at their best. Pandikkuzhy, close to Kumily is a picturesque region famous for its exotic flora and fauna. The place is also perfect for a trekking adventure. The Mangala Devi Temple, hidden in the dense woods on the top of a 1337 high peak, is known for its traditional architectural style. Peermade, the famous plantation town and the areas around it offer immense possibilities for trekkers and nature enthusiasts. The tribal settlements in Peermade are a window to a unique tribal heritage.

Things to do in Thekkady

At Thekkady, the plantation tours are arranged by the District Tourism Information Office. In Kumily various tours are organized which cover cardamom, pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements and the surrounding hill regions. The Forest Department at Thekkady also offers facilities for elephant rides through the jungle. 
The tourists can perform various activities in Thekkady like plantation tour, trekking, tea factory visit, visit to tribal village and boating. Boating on the Periyar lake at sunrise or sunset is an extraordinary one. The main trekking areas in Thekkady are located at Kurisumala near Kumily, Pullumedu, Ottakathalamedu and Grampi near Vandiperiyar. 
How to reach here

By Air:

The nearest airports are located at Kochi and Munnar which are about 200 km and 90 kms respectively.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is located at Kottayam which is about 114 kms.

By Road:
Thekady can be easily reached from Cochin, Carmelia Haven and Munnar.
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