Welcome to Thekkady
It is pleasant drive from Kottayam to Kumay. Eastb of Kottayam, you’ll come across plantation country, with rolling estates of tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and pepper, interspersed with forests and game reserves. The Western Ghats, north of the Periyar, are known as the High ranges and below the river are the Cardamom Hills, not so high but thickly forested and developed i their southern most reaches. Kumily and Thekkady are situated in the Periyar Valley. Kumily, a platation town, closely assoiciated with Thelkkady and situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sancuary, drops off steeply to the flat lamds of Tamil Nadu. An important centre for the spice trade, the main bus station and most of the medium range accomadation in the Periyar region are Kumily. As compared to languorous Thekkady, Kumily buzzes with activity.read More>>
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spice Garden & Market
Kumali which is a nearby attraction to Thekkedy is famous for Spice Gardens and Spice Markets. All sorts of spices including Pepper, Cardmom, Vannila, nutmeg are all availiable for cheap rates. The visit to spice Garden will give you an aroma filled with the indigenous spices of Kerala
Peerumedu is calm and quiet plantation village. You can find vast streches of crdamom, rubber plantations located on a hill station. Peerumedu is known for its ambient forest life and experience. It was the summer retreat of the Maharaja's of Travancore
Located 3500 feet above sea level, this destination drives in a large number of tourists every year. It is believed that the foot print of Lord Rama is embed in the rocks. The other attraction is the idol of Kuruvan and Kurunthi.
Periyar National Park is the Major attraction of Thekkedy. This park is famous for its Tiger and Elephant reserve. It homes over 35 species of mammals, 265 species of Birds and 45 species of Reptiles. It is located in the Cradamom Hills of idukki District. Kumili which is just 4 Km far away is also an important destination.
Gavi is pristine forest village spread across the ambience of the periyar Tigar Reserve. Gavi is abundant with magnificient wildlife including the Tigers and Leopards. It also has a large reserve of fauna. Gavi is thus one of most exciting destination for any nature explorer.
Paruthumpara is a village between Thekkady and peerumedu. It attracts tourists because of the large area of eagle shaped rocks. There are plans to develop it as a hill station by the tourism council. Once you are in the peak of the rack you can experience the entire beauty of Thekkady.