Kerala Thekkady

Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is a great way to enjoy a jungle vacation. Thekkady is known for its plantations which are spread over a wide area. The Plantation Eco-Tours are arranged from the District Tourism Information Office at Thekkady junction at Kumily.
Thekkady – true abode of the Gods!

If Kerala is God’s Own Country, Thekkady is the true abode of the Gods! Visit this pictorial town amidst the rolling hills and scenic meadows, and you will get to know how alluring Mother Nature can be! Whether a nature enthusiast or a leisure seeker, honeymooner or a casual vacationer, backpacker or a thrill seeker, the rugged terrains and fascinating locales of Thekkady will yearn you for more and more.



Thekkady enjoys a unique geographical pattern and ecological structure, making it different from other hill stations and sanctuaries. This hilly terrain is blessed with salubrious landscapes and vast stretches of plantations. The aroma from the spice gardens lingers in the air, making a traveller feel rejuvenated. The winding hills in the background serve as the perfect setting for those who have an eye for photography. The cool climate and the availability of excellent resorts and home-stays make the region a favourite spot for picnicking and honeymooning.

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Welcome to Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba. Community Based Eco-Tourism People oriented and park centered community based ecotourism is the hallmark of Periyar Tiger Reserve. These programmes are conducted by local people responsible for the surveillance of the vulnerable parts of the reserve. By taking tourists along, they are involved in the conservation of the forests of Periyar and some valuable revenue is generated for community welfare. People who once made a living by illegal operations in the forests have since become forest protectors and earn their livelihood through these programmes. Hence, as a visitor, when you join them in any of these programmes,you are directly contributing towards forest conservation and community welfare.

In Thekkady

Thekkady being a tourist hotspot, accommodation facilities and tour packages are plenty. There are a number of budget hotels as well as holiday resorts in the region and travellers can indulge in comfortable ambience and lip-smacking cuisines. Be it adventure activities or casual strolls, leisure or pleasure, Thekkady has everything a traveller hopes for from an exotic holidaying spot.

816.73 km2
880 m
Nearest Airport:
Cochin International Airport
Malayalam, English
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