Thekkady Travel Guide

Thekkady offers a very peaceful and calm atmosphere. The chill climate of Thekkady will refresh your mind and body. The forest areas around Thekkady is strictly uninhabited by the Forest Department to preserve the Mother Nature.

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Thekkady has various things to offer. Whether you like adventurous travelling or family oriented laid-back tours, you will get everything here. Starting from the boat ride (Water Safari) on Periyar Lake to trekking in the dense forest in Tiger Trail, you will find everything in Thekkady. You can also soothe your eyes with views of the lush greenery of plantation sites.

Thekkady has numerous restaurants and eating joints, serving a wide varieties of cuisines and delicacies. For authentic Kerala food and various vegetarian south India breakfast, tourists can go to Kumily Coconut Garden, around 9 km from Thekkady. For various multi-cuisine options, the best restaurants are the Elamala Restaurant on Thekkady Main Road and the in-house restaurant of Hotel Treetop.

When you are in Thekkady, you should buy the spices available in the place. The best place to shop is from the colorful roadside stalls in the heartland of Thekkady. The best quality spices can be found here. Some of the most popular spices of this part of the country are cloves, coriander, star anise, nutmeg, cardamom, rolls of cinnamon, pepper (green as well as white), and fenugreek.

Bars are a place to socialize, relax and chill out with your near and dear ones. Bars in Kumily Road offer you the best of music with a combination of drinks to enjoy. As there is not much seating available, you can tap a foot and groove to the music at the bar counter itself. The hotel consists of a dining area, reception desk, sitting area, game room, club house, gift shops and a lot more.

You can reach Thekkady by airways, railway, or road transport. Therefore, it is important for you to know the distance of nearest airports and railway stations to Thekkady. Madurai is the nearest airport to this place, which is only 140 kms away. Other two airports located near Thekkady are Kochi airport and Thiruvananthapuram airport, which are located 180 kms and 260 kms away respectively.

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