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Best time to visit

Nov - Feb

Ideal Duration

2 - 3 Days

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Rs. 2,500
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Thekkady Tourist Information

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Tourists visiting the area require certain Thekkady tourist information to help them optimize their holiday as best they can. Being an area close to nature and fairly far from the urbanized areas of the state, it is a little different to what most tourists are used to. Keeping that in mind and considering the important questions like where to eat and where to stay, these are some of the relevant facts about Thekkady.

Stay in Thekkady:

The places to visit in Thekkady are a little far away from one another and dispersed around the countryside, thus figuring out where to stay is a bit of a tricky proposition for the average traveller. Tourist maps of Thekkady are available online to help you decide where to stay. A large portion of where to stay depends on what the tourists are looking for from their visit.

If you want to visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, staying close to it is ideal. Also, it is important to knowwhether you want a luxurious resort or something more homely. Luxury resorts and homestays are both available in this tourist oriented area. Thekkady tourist maps are also available and can be procured at some resorts with good tips and knowledge from the locals to be obtained as well.

Food in Thekkady:

Influenced by both the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the local food in Thekkady has dishes from both cuisines and sometimes combining the two to create something wonderful. The local cuisine of Kerala is found here, so the beautifully spiced meat and seafood can be found here along with delicious idli, dosas and appam. There is no particular special food of Thekkady with the combination of the two cuisines giving the food here it’s unique taste. Some of the nice restaurants to eat at in Thekkady include the Bamboo Cafe, the Spice Garden Restaurant and the Thekkady cafe.

Weather in Thekkady:

Weather in Thekkady is relatively pleasant throughout the year thanks to the heavy forest cover in the area and the preserved natural environment. In summers, the climate of Thekkady tends to get a little hotter and more humid as well with the temperature reaching 36 degrees, but mornings and evenings still tend to be pleasant during this time. Thekkady is at it’s best during the winters, with the climate being ideal for hikes and treks and such. The temperature stays between 15 to 24 degrees, making it ideal. Rainfall in the region is quite heavy but the monsoon has it’s own romantic charm in this area.

Local Customs in Thekkady:

The local language of Thekkady is Malayalam which is spoken through the entire state. However, the literacy in Kerala is quite high and Thekkady being a tourist destination, the locals mostly do understand English as well. There are a number of small festivals celebrated in Thekkady during the winters with the Sabarimala Temple Festival and the Thaipusam festival being two of them. The most famous of the festivals of Thekkady is the Chithra Purnami celebrations which take place in the summer and is the only time that the Mangaladevi temple is open to devotees.

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    • Trip to Thekkady

      I booked the Tour Programmed more than one month. After check out Munnar (2 days) we reached Thekkady as per your mentioned in your hotel vouchers ( 2 hotels) , we went to hotel room for check in ....But you people are not booked in hotels. we struggled a lot. I called many times Around 4pm your people are allotted some new hotel. But in that also one room not at all good. I feels very embracing situation. Finally that day my Thekkady Half day tour programme spoiled. Total I intracted 3 people (Mr Anmol, Mr. Nimit & Mr. Suresh)
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      Reddybrs

      Hyderabad, a day ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      My first visit to southern India and chauffeur at our disposal was horrible with no understanding of family needs. He will just have his way throughout trying to save parking fees, some kilometres, driving rash, abusing other commuters and so on. Travel agent was nice but not adhering to service standards and commitments. Trip could have been better if the chauffeur was slightly compassionate. Kerala is beautiful at every bit, corner. This is actually a traveller's heaven and dream destination. Best places are Munnar, Thekkady and Allepey. Cochin to be avoided.
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      Nikhil Vashisht

      New delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
      LG

      Lovekesh Gaba

      Delhi, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
      LG

      Lovekesh Gaba

      Delhi, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
      LG

      Lovekesh Gaba

      Delhi, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      House boat is basic just basic even the honeymoon inclusions just sucks. Candle light dinner means they just keep one deepa with oil in middle of a room. Cake means they have got a plum cake from a normal bakery without a name or mention on it. So house boat is just an average experience but remaining hotels are good in ambience. Food is not so great in spice jungle it is just average. Should also mention about the driver assigned to us. He doesn't know itenarary, he doesn't know who will pay for him. This shows a bad co co ordination between driver, his representative and our holiday agent. I pushed him alot to make him drive to the places that are there in the plan. Overall it's just an average experience with travel triangle. Not so great. Could be definitely a better one if they handled it in a better manner. Munnar is the best. Elephant camp in thekkady is also a memorable one. Jungle cruise is just time waste. Houseboat is new but not a great experience
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      Sree Kaushik

      Chennai, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      It was amazing. Mr. Shobhit planned a good trip. Munnnar and thekkady hotels were amazing. But when it comes to alleppey boat house I can say it was okay.
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      Swarnamakkitaya

      Bengaluru, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      I had a wonderful experience in Kerala in terms of place , travels but just want to add one suggestion. Please book hotels more carefully even if package includes 3 star hotels but there were much better hotels in Kovalam and Thekkady which were 3-star on same price with a slight variation. Because I have faced little issue with hotels only specially in Kovalam that they had only 10% of things which were mentioned in their menu and food taste service was below average. Rest all of the hotels we're good and our driver was very cooperative and sweet. Also Jipson coordinated very well during travel whenever required. Only bad part was Kovalam stay, I am disappointed with that. Houseboat was an awesome experience for me. I loved the service by all of the 3 staff on houseboat, they were really cooperative and sweet. Had a great time in Munnar stay i.e. lake n hills resort - their staff is also good and food was awesome. Overall had a great time in Kerala. Will try to come again for sure
      AK

      Amandeep Kaur

      New delhi, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      I had a wonderful experience in Kerala in terms of place , travels but just want to add one suggestion. Please book hotels more carefully even if package includes 3 star hotels but there were much better hotels in Kovalam and Thekkady which were 3-star on same price with a slight variation. Because I have faced little issue with hotels only specially in Kovalam that they had only 10% of things which were mentioned in their menu and food taste service was below average. Rest all of the hotels we're good and our driver was very cooperative and sweet. Also Jipson coordinated very well during travel whenever required. Only bad part was Kovalam stay, I am disappointed with that. Houseboat was an awesome experience for me. I loved the service by all of the 3 staff on houseboat, they were really cooperative and sweet. Had a great time in Munnar stay i.e. lake n hills resort - their staff is also good and food was awesome. Overall had a great time in Kerala. Will try to come again for sure
      AK

      Amandeep Kaur

      New delhi, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      I had a wonderful experience in Kerala in terms of place , travels but just want to add one suggestion. Please book hotels more carefully even if package includes 3 star hotels but there were much better hotels in Kovalam and Thekkady which were 3-star on same price with a slight variation. Because I have faced little issue with hotels only specially in Kovalam that they had only 10% of things which were mentioned in their menu and food taste service was below average. Rest all of the hotels we're good and our driver was very cooperative and sweet. Also Jipson coordinated very well during travel whenever required. Only bad part was Kovalam stay, I am disappointed with that. Houseboat was an awesome experience for me. I loved the service by all of the 3 staff on houseboat, they were really cooperative and sweet. Had a great time in Munnar stay i.e. lake n hills resort - their staff is also good and food was awesome. Overall had a great time in Kerala. Will try to come again for sure
      AK

      Amandeep Kaur

      New delhi, 5 days ago

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    FAQ's of Thekkady

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

     

    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.

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