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Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Kerala  /  Idukki District  /  Thekkady
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Things to do: wildlife areas, nature, nightlife
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. Use our India vacation planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Thekkady.
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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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