Thekkady is a hill station at an altitude ranging from 700 m to 1900 m in the Idukki district. It lies on the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala.
Thekkady is a rich in natural as well as cultural wealth. It boasts of the largest wildlife sanctuary in India. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 777 sq km, is home to elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. The Periyar Lake is an artificial lake spread over 25 sq km formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam. The Mangla Devi Temple is a ruined stone temple situated deep inside the forest. Sukri Dam is a 120 years old dam built across the Periyar.
The Tribal Heritage Museum is built inside the Mannan settlement and displays various artifacts related to ancient agricultural practices, marriage ceremonies, cultural events, dress code, rituals and death ceremonies like fishing gear, hunting weaponry, indigenous medicine and vessels, cereals, medicinal herbs and bamboo furniture. You can indulge in activities like Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking and Nature Walks while at Thekkady.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airports to Thekkady are at Madurai, Tamil Nadu at a distance of 140 km and Cochin International Airport at a distance of 190 km.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kottayam, which is about 114 km from Thekkady.
By Road: Thekkady is well connected by surface network with important centers like Kodaikanal, Kottayam, Munnar and Thiruvananthapuram.
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