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City Thekkady in India: Scenic Natural Beauty amid Wildlife

Spectacular natural beauty, exotic flora and fauna welcome visitors to the one of the most beautiful sites in Kerala, Thekkady. This small town homes the famous Periyar Wildlife sanctuary.

Accommodation options in Thekkady comprise of holiday resorts, home stays and hotels. Mostly resorts and budget hotels are equipped with air conditioners and cable TV. Guest houses are also available.

Located in the state of Kerala in South India, Thekkady is famous for its wild life sanctuary and its rich spices.

Popular Places
The 777 sq km Periyar wildlife sanctuary is not only the most visited place in Thekkady but also in Kerala. It has a 360 sq km thick green forest with numerous unique plants and grass species. Its diverse wildlife including Tigers, Sambar Deer, Wild Elephant, Viper, Wild Boar etc draws numerous visitors. The sanctuary also has a magnificent artificial lake produced by the Mullaperiyar Dam and the palace in the middle of the lake adds to its beauty. Boat ride enables visitors have the unique experience of viewing the wildlife from close proximity.

Thekkady has extensive plantations of various spices and visitors can go on plantation tours and cherish the freshness of coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom plantations. Visitors can also have a glimpse of the local life as the tour also covers the tribal settlements and hill regions.

The small town of Thekkady is the ideal place to travel to many other exotic locations in Kerala and Tamilnadu. The spice rich towns of Kumily and Murikkady are just 4 and 5 km away respectively and the famous Mangala Devi temple is about 15 km from Thekkady. 

Getting Around
Thekkady is well connected with major cities in Kerala by road. From Kumily, frequent buses and auto rickshaws ply to Thekkady. Guided tours are very popular here and visitors can hire an informed guide to get around this beautiful place.

Places of Entertainment
The landscape of Thekkady is extremely conducive to trekking and other adventurous activities. Visitors can also explore the fun filled boat cruises, elephant rides and may even go on eco-tours. Visit to tribal hamlets gives glimpses of historical ways of bee keeping, fishing, herding and hunting gears.

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