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Thekkady

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Wildlife Areas · Bodies of Water · Gardens
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species. Dense forests and savanna grasslands spread out across a vast protected area and offer a safe habitat for herds of wild elephants, sambar, bison, deer, and tigers, viewable on hikes and boat and jeep safaris. The list of plants and spices cultivated here remains extensive, and trips to see tea, coffee, vanilla, cardamom, and pepper plantations highlight most holidays in Thekkady. Discover how to plan a India trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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Popular things to do in Thekkady

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Wildlife Area
Periyar Tiger Reserve
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Elephant Junction
3.3
Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
Periyar National Park
3.5
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Thekkady

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Water Body
Periyar Lake
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Gavi Forest
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Pandikuzhi Waterfalls
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Periyar Tiger Reserve forest
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Thekkady

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Garden
Abraham's Spice Garden Kumily
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden Kumily
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Kerala Spices & Herbal Garden Visit Kumily
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Thekkady

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Wildlife Area
Vagamon Idukki District
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Vagamon Pine Forest Vagamon
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Dam
Idukki Dam Idukki
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hindustan Spices and Herbals Idukki
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Thekkady

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Green Land Spice Garden
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Thekkady Rose Park Kumily
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Mangala Devi Temple
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Chellarcovil View Point
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Thekkady

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Wildlife Area
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
2.3
Duration: 2 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Anakkara Spice Spice Tourism Circuit
2.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Elephant Junction
2.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Thekkady

The main place to stay in Thekkady remains the town of Kumily. With a range of accommodations to suit the needs of safari-goers, most visitors choose not to look any farther than this gateway to the national park. An abundance of refined resorts, eco-lodges, and budget hostels provide the main competition in town, along with a number of rental apartments and guesthouses. You'll also find options along the road that leads south into the national park. You'll need to book well in advance to secure a room in these hotels.
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