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Thekkady - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Thekkady worth visiting?
Thekkady is a place that you should not miss when looking for holiday destinations in Kerala. It is home to the world famous Periyar Tiger Reserve and the serene and picturesque Periyar Lake. It is a true nature lover’s paradise.

2. What is there in Thekkady?
Situated at an altitude of 700m above the sea level, Thekkady is a treat for nature lovers and one can indulge in some adrenaline pumping activities like jeep safari through Periyar reserve and bamboo rafting through the lake. One can also enjoy an elephant ride while taking in the majestic views of the countryside.

3. What is the best time to visit Thekkady?
The best time to visit Thekkady is from November to February when the weather is cool and suitable for all sorts of leisure and adventure activities.

4. How far is Munnar from Thekkady?
Thekkady is situated at a distance of approximately 92 kilometers from Munnar via road (SH 19).

6. Which is better Munnar or Thekkady?
Munnar and Thekkady are unique in their own way. Thekkady is more renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and local communities. Thekkady is suitable for honeymooners and adventure junkies alike as there are activities that suitable for all kinds of visitors.

7. How many days are enough for Thekkady?
Thekkady is ideally a two to three nights destination. To truly experience Thekkady at its best, and to enjoy all the activities in the Periyar Tiger Reserve along with the various eco-tourism initiatives, one must opt for a two night stay at Thekkady.

8. Why is Thekkady famous?
Thekkady is famous for the magnificent Periyar Lake=, the Periyar Tiger Reserve that is home to some of the most rare and unique species of flora and fauna. There are also popular sightseeing destinations like chellarkovil, Ottakalthalamedu, Panchalimedu, Suruli Falls and Calvary Mount.

9. Is one day enough for Thekkady?
To fully experience Thekkady and all its sights and sounds, a single day visit is not enough. One must opt for a two night layover latest to fully enjoy Thekkady and all that it has to offer.

10. Is Thekkady safe?
Thekkady is safe for all visitors and the people.Members of the local community are very hospitable.

11. How far is Periyar from Munnar?
The Periyar Lake is situated at a distance of 85 kilometers from Munnar.

12. How is the road from Munnar to Thekkady?
The road from Munnar to Thekkady is a scenic one, containing many sights that give the visitor a glimpse of the beauty that waits for him at Thekkady. The road is occasionally limited at places and is broken at others due to being at the mercy of the elements.

14. Which is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala?
The Periyar Tiger Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, spans an area of 777 square kilometers.

15. Which is the largest forest in Kerala?
The district of Wayanad has the largest forest cover in Kerala. Covering an area of 1,580.22 sq km of forest.

16. How many wildlife sanctuaries are there in Kerala?
There are seventeen wildlife sanctuaries and two tiger reserves in Kerala.

17. Which are the main tiger projects in Kerala?
Kerala is home to two Tiger reserves namely, the Periyar Tiger Reserve and the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

18. What is the Specialty of Idukki? (Include Dam too)
Idukki is known for its misty peaks and magnificent flora and fauna. It is home to some of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Idukki is home to Asia’s highest arch dam, the Idukki Dam standing at a height of  168.91 metres (554.2 ft).

19. What is famous in Idukki?
Idukki is famous for the Periyar Tiger reserve and the Periyar Lake to name few. It is home to the Idukki Dam, Asia’s highest arch dam. It is home to some of the most beautiful peaks like Calvary Mount, Ottakathalamedu,  Parunthumpara and more.

20. What is famous for Thekkady?
Thekkady is famous for the Periyar Tiger Reserve and the host of activities the tiger reserve offers for tourists like boating, jungle camping and trekking inside the reserve.

21. Is AC required in Thekkady?
The weather is very cool in Thekkady and one can do without an air conditioner and fan during most times of the year.

22. How do I get to Thekkady?
The Madurai airport located at a distance of 136 kilometres from Thekkady is the nearest domestic airport. From Madurai, you can hire a cab to get to Thekkady. The nearest international airport to Thekkady in Kerala is the Cochin International Airport, which is 190 kilometers away. The nearest train railway station is in Kottayam town which is approximately 110 kilometers away.

23. What kinds of grasslands are found in Thekkady sanctuary?
The grasslands are open inside the Thekkady sanctuary. These open grasslands are home to many type of wildlife like elephants, bison and herds of deer.

24. How far is Thekkady from Bangalore?
The distance from Bangalore to Thekkady is 508.9 kilometers approximately by road (via NH 44).

25. Is there any railway station in Thekkady? And which one is nearest
Thekkady does not have a railways station of its own. The nearest railway station is in Kottayam town situated 110 kilometers away.

26. Is there any Airport in Thekkady? And which one is nearest
Thekkady does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport s in Madurai which is situated 136 kilometers away.

27. What is not so good about Thekkady?
There is nothing to not like about Thekkady. Be prepared to face some chilly weather if you visit during the winter months.

28. What is the best time to visit Thekkady?
The best time to visit Thekkady is from November to February when the average temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius.

29. What are the things to do in Thekkady?
In Thekkady one can indulge in a host of different sightseeing and adrenaline seeking adventure activities. One can opt for a scenic boat ride along the calm and serene waters of the Periyar Lake. One can also camp and trek inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve and enjoy the sights and sounds of the reserve both during the day and at night.

30. What are the places near Thekkady
Some of the popular places in and around Thekkady include the Periyar National Park, the Idukki Arch Dam, The Kadathanadan Kalari Center, Vandanmedu, Pandikuzhu, Chellar Kovil View Point,Mangaldevi Temple, Mullaperiyar Dam, Pullumedu, Vandiperiyar, Sathram and Parunthumpara to name a few.

31.which is the best five star resort near amaravathy in thekkady?
Hills and Hues is one of the best 5 star resort in thekkady with all facilities .

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Hills & hues

2nd Mile, Amaravathy P.O,
Kumily, Thekkady,
Idukki – 685 509,
Kerala, India.

Mob: +91 9061910000


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