Thekkady Travel (Periyar)
The very sound of the word thekkady conjures up images of elephants,
unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. In the periyar
forest of thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in india,
and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations
and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain
Air - Nearest Airport : Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 140 kms,
Kochi (Nedumbassery - 185 km), Thiruvananthapuram (265 kms).
Rail - Nearest railway station is Kumarakom 114 kms.
Madurai station is about 136 kms.
Road - An excellent road network from kumily (4 kms)
links the to all major towns and cities in india.
Places to visit :
The periyar wildlife sanctuary - Lying close to the
plantations, in the rich jungles of periyar in thekkady is one of
the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the periyar
wildlife sanctuary, spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq.km is
thick evergreen forest, the periyar wildlife sanctuary was declared
a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the
mullaperiyar dam across the periyar river adds to the charm of the
park. This is the only sanctuary in india where you can have the unique
experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of
a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of periyar , however,
are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.
You can also see wild Elephant, gaur, sambar deer, tiger, jungle cat,
sloth bear and wild boar which can be sighted from the boats also
265 species of birds including migrants the hornbill, stork, woodpecker,
kingfisher, raptor, cormorant, grackle etc.
Kumily - 4 kms from thekkady this plantation town,
closely associated with thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of
the periyar sanctuary. An important shopping centre and spice trade
Murikkady - 5 kms from thekkady. Washed in fresh spice
scented air, murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper
Vandanmedu - 25 kms from thekkady, this is one of
the world's largest auction centres for cardamom. A walk through the
sprawling cardamom plantations of vandanmedu is a heady experience.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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