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How To Reach Thekkady From Alleppey

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Tourism In Thekkady

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Nov - Jul

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2 - 3 Days

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How To Reach Thekkady

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Alleppey to Thekkady -3.5 hours4.0 hours

How To Reach Thekkady From Alleppey

Thekkady, a small district in Kerala, is frequently visited by tourists from all over India as well as the world. It is a beautiful place and reaching there is not a hassle at all. It is extremely well connected. It is most famously known for the Periyar National Park where tourists love to go for the Periyar Tiger Trail, which is a thrilling experience. So here are a few ways in which you can reach Thekkady from Alleppey:

Alleppey To Thekkady By road: The road journey from Thekkady to Alleppey is about 4 hours long (approximately 138km) via national highway 183. The roads are very well maintained. There are taxis available to reach Thekkady from Alleppey. You can book a taxi according the per kilometre rate. Solo travellers trying to reach Thekkady from Alleppey should opt for smaller cars as those will be more economical. The toll costs will not be incurred by the company hiring out the taxis.

Alleppey To Thekkady By train: To travel within the state, it is best to travel by train. Trains are economical and affordable. The train journey between the two destinations will be around three and a half hours long. You will get the privilege of admiring the beauty. You will reach Thekkady from Alleppey by train in no time.

Alleppey To Thekkady By air: The Kochi International Airport is the closest airport to Thekkady. However, there are no flights between Thekkady and Alleppey as of now.

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FAQ's of Thekkady

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Ideally, how long should someone stay in Thekkady?

The ideal amount of time spent in Thekkady would depend on the traveller's reason for going there. While there are quite a few places around that are not to be missed to see the true beauty of the place, one can ideally see most of them in 3 or 4 days. However, as the biggest attraction is Periyar National Park, anyone visiting Thekkady to spend a few days observing the animals could do with staying a week and seeing some of the other nearby attractions as well.

What should someone pack when going to Thekkady?

In terms of clothes, muted colours like green, brown, grey are recommended as the national park is a main attraction. The clothes should ideally also be comfortable and easy to walk around in. Since the other attractions around Thekkady are nature oriented as well, it makes packing the essentials of mosquito repellent, flashlight and good shoes necessary as well.

How much do elephant rides cost in Thekkady?

In Thekkady the cost of a one and a half hour ride from the Elephant Junction is roughly Rs. 1300. 

Is it better to visit Thekkady with friends or family?

Thekkady is a place that you would visit to be close to nature and as such, it is a peaceful and luxurious experience. A visit with family is ideal and it is an excellent place to spend some down-time with the family and relax. Of course, if you have friends that share a common interest with you, for example, wildlife/nature photography, then it is a great place to visit with them as well.

What safari is available in Thekkady?

There is boating, border hiking, Bamboo rafting and Jungle safari to Gavi. The safari includes trekking, pedal boating, visit to cardamon plantations as well as the museum.