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How To Reach Elephant Ride Spots In Thekkady

Enjoy the thrills of an Elephant Ride In Thekkady
Elephant Ride In Thekkady

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How To Reach Elephant Ride Spots In Thekkady

An elephant ride is probably one of the best ways to explore the wilderness of the Periyar National Park. These elephant rides in Periyar National Park are nearly one hour long and offer a splendid view of the surrounding hills, lakes and greenery. One can also spot several other animals in the Sanctuary like the bison, sambar deer, etc.

Nearest airport from Thekkady is in Madurai, which is located at a distance of 144 km from here. Many cabs are available for rent from Madurai to Thekkady. Also, Cochi airport is located at a distance of about 170 km from Thekkady.

Nearest railway station from Thekkady is located in Kottayam, which is at a distance of about 100 km from Thekkady. Kottayam has a good train network, with trains coming from major cities of India, like Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Thekkady has good road connectivity as well. Many cabs are available from the major towns of Kerala to Thekkady. Also, KSRTC has a very good bus service from the major towns and cities of Kerala to Thekkady.

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How long do elephant rides usually take?

There are different packages that vary in cost according to the amount of time, but an elephant ride of about 1 and a half hour is ideal in Thekkady. These can be found at Elephant Junction. 

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. 

When is the best time to go to Thekkady to experience these rides?

These rides can be enjoyed in any season. Monsoon is fairly heavy in this area however, so it's a good idea to visit in either the summer or winter months.