Places to visit in Thekkady
Thekkady is a collage of mountains,waterfalls,streams,wildlife sanctuary and temples as well. Thekkady situated in the Idukki district of Kerala is a jewel of this southern state. It is mainly famous for its wildlife reserve. An adventurer’s land thekkady is a picturesque hill town with many important sightseeing places to have a glimpse of. this Thekkady travel guide will help you to experience some of the best things to see in Thekkady.
THE PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Thekkady’s main attraction is the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. It is one of the best wildlife sanctuary in India. this makes Periyar one of the best tourist places in Kerala. Situated amidst the rich jungle of Periyar this is an ideal place to have a tour of the sanctuary and spot wildlife. The artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam adds glory to its beauty. The main attraction of this sanctuary is when the herds of elephants come to play in the lake. You can also have a tour of the sanctuary by canoeing in the lake. You may also get a chance to spot a tiger as in 1978 it has been declared as a tiger reserve. The the best time to spot wildlife is in summer
KUMILY AND MURIKKADY
Kumily is a spice plantation town outside the Periyar sanctuary. You can make it your shopping hub for spices. It is also one of the main bus station. Murikkady is famous for its cardamom,pepper and coffee plantations. The spice scented aroma in Murikkady tells its story of spice plantation.
PANDIKUZHI AND MANGALA DEVI TEMPLE
Surrounded by exotic flora and fauna and lined up by rhythmic stream Pandikuzhi shares the Chellarkovil and Tamil Nadu border. It is an ideal spot for trekking and picnic as well. A photographer’s hunt without the Thekkady sightseeing and that too |Pandikuzhi is just what can’t be imagined. Mangala Devi temple is one of the ancient temple of Thekkady.This temple designed in the Keralian architecture is nestled in dense forest and is allowed for visitors only on Chitra Pournami day.
VANDIPERIYAR AND VANDANMEDU
The river Periyar flows through this town and nurtures this tea,coffee and pepper plantations. This is a major trade centre and Government agricultural farm and flower garden also displays an attractive array of flowers to the tourists. Vandanmedu is a cardamom plantation plateau and one of the major auction centre for cardamom.
This is a gorgeous hilltown all draped up in winding trails of hills and lush greenary. But you can only take a tour of this town by a jeep. The exotic flora and fauna and the fresh green view around yourself will mesmerize you. The Sree Ayappa Temple at Sabarimala and the Makara Jyoti illumination is also visible from here.
It is another beauty among the hilly thekkady tourist places. Surrounded by unending chains of mountains and fresh air Ramakal medu is a silent hill town sharing its picturesque view with Cumbum and Bosi village on the eastern slopes of the western ghats.