Thekkadi-The Beauty of Forest

Thekkadi is one of the major tourist destination in Kerala. Fresh Silent Forest with freely roaming wild animals make Thekkadi Different.Thekkadi is situated in the banks of Periyaar lake.You can have a boat ride through the lake and lots of wild animals can be seen on the way.

Thekkadi-the Beauty of Forests

Thekkadi-the Beauty of Forests

Thekkadi-Fact File
District : Idukki
Altitude : 900 to 1800 m above sea level
Area : 777 Square Km
Temperature : 15.5 c average
high : 30 c
Clothing : Warm Cloth
Best time to visit : Aug to MayBoating Facility available-arranged by KTDC and Forest Department
Wild Elephants at Thekkadi

Wild Elephants at Thekkadi

Places to See

  • Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary (Opens 6:00 to 18:00)
  • Tribal Heritage Museum
  • Mangaladevi Temple (15 Km)
  • Kumily (4 Km)
  • Murikkady (5 Km)
  • Pandikuzhi (9 Km)
  • Chellarakovil (19 Km)
  • Vandiperiyar(18Km)
  • Vandanmedu (29 Km)
  • Pullumedu (43 Km)

By Air

  • Nedumbassery(Ernakulam) Airport : 190 Km
  • Madurai (Tamilnadu) Airport : 140 Km – is the nearest Airport

The Nedumbassery airport is connected to most major cities in India ( Bangalore, Kozhikode, Chennai, Coimbattore, Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Thiruchirapalli ) and the middle East and also Lakshadweep(Agatti)

By Rail
  • Teni Railway Station : 60 Km
  • Kottayam Railway Station : 108 Km
  • Kochi Railway Station : 114 Km
  • Chenganasseri : 114 Km
  • Madurai : 140 Km
By Road
  • Kottayam Kumali 108 km
  • Kochi Kumali 114 Km

Other Details

  • Tourist Information Office
  • KSRTC Kottayam : 0481 562908
  • Tourist Information Office Kumali : 0486-322620

    Route Map of Thekkadi

    Thekkadi-the Beauty of Forests

Tourist Destinations Near By
  • Rammakalmedu (30km) : hill top, Strong Wind, Good site of nature
  • Kuttikanam (25 km) : Hign Altitide place, Tea Estate
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Boating at Thekkadi and Periyar wild life Sanctuary

Thekkadi Map
Route Map of Thekkadi

Route Map of Thekkadi

 Google Map Of Thekkadi

  • Sapna Garg Singla

    Very well written. I am also a Travel Writer. I have also shared my experience and few details on Kerala at my blog NitSa Travel Diaries (

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