How to reach Bangalore to Thekkady
Are you looking to get away from the weekend? Away from the maddening Bangalore traffic and noise? We have the perfect weekend holiday destination for you -Thekkady. . The region of Thekkady is situated in Idukki district of Kerala and is blessed with a landscape that is laden with sprawling spice plantations and dense tropical forests. It is home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and the magnificent Periyar Lake. Thekkady can be accessed by road, air and rail from Bangalore.
Getting to Thekkady
By Road with a self driven car
You can reach Thekkady from Bangalore via road which is approximately at a distance of 510 kilometers 9hrs. We recommend that you take a self drive car rental service to help you enjoy the experience of your drive to and in and around Thekkady.
You can also take a train from Bangalore and arrive at the nearest railways station at Kottayam which is approximately 106 kilometers away from Thekkady.
If one opts to take a flight, one can travel from Bangalore to the nearest airport at Madurai which is 150 kilometers from Thekkady and 164 kilometers away from Cochin International Airport.
Thekkady - A Treasure Trove of Nature
Thekkady is renowned for its diverse flora and fauna. The Periyar Tiger Reserve is home to some of the rarest species of birds and wildlife. One can opt for a variety of trekking and camping activities inside the reserve under the guidance and supervision of the forest authorities. The Periyar Lake finds itself winding along through the Periyar Tiger Reserve and a boat ride or a trek along the banks of the lake will treat the visitor to some interesting sights and sounds of the forest. The lake is surrounded with a thick dense tree line on either shore. These trees are home to some of the resident avian species that are unique to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. If one is fortunate one can get to see rare species of birds like the Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon. You will be amazed to see the lion tailed monkey announce your arrival from the trees. One can opt to camp inside the reserve in a tent based camp set up by the forest and reserve officials. This activity involves a night stay inside the reserve and is truly an experience to have if you seek to appreciate the beauty and mystic nature of the forest at night.
Stay at Thekkady:
There are multiple numbers of staying options for your weekend trip to Thekkady. Ranging room cheap homestays to luxury resorts, you will find a stay that suits your budget and need at Thekkady. In terms of boutique luxury resorts, there are a few options like the Hills and Hues resort that is situated atop a mountainside. You can indulge yourselves over the weekend as you take in the scenic beauty of Thekkady and relax in the luxurious fairy tale setting at Hills and Hues, one of the best luxury resorts in Thekkady.
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