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      Thekkady


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          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 apportunities for treks and mountain walks.


          The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The Wild Life 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. The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Sanctuary can be accessed through a nature walk, boating or jeep safari.


          The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove


          Thekkady enjoys a unique geographical pattern and ecological structure, making it different from other hill stations and sanctuaries. Thekkady, where the rare and varied wildlife can be watched at close range. The uniquely rich, vast and varied vegetation, flora and fauna and the birds of Thekkady are that it does not bear semblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This hilly terrain is blessed with salubrious landscapes and vast stretches of plantations. The aroma from the spice gardens lingers in the air making a traveler feel rejuvenated.


 

          The winding hills in the background serve as perfect setting for those who have an eye for photography. The cool climate and the availability of excellent resorts and home-stays make the region a favorite spot for picnicking and honeymooning. The serpentine hilly tracts and long stretches of Trekking trails offer an unmatched experience to trekkers and mountaineers.



          The region treats the visitors with a number of entertainment activities including border hiking, wildlife train, rock climbing and bamboo rafting. The region enjoys a cool climate and thus serves as an excellent holidaying spot.





     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(146 km, 3 hours 12 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head north on Airport Rd/Domestic Terminal Rd
           450 m

2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit
           180 m

3. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit
           170 m

4. Turn right onto Airport Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum Outlet (on the left in 500 m)
           2.5 km

5. Turn right to stay on Airport Rd Pass by Kathi Ambalam (on the left in 1.5 km)
           2.2 km

6. Slight right at St George Jacobite Church onto Main Central Rd Pass by Indian Oil Pump (on the right in 4.0 km)
           8.6 km

7. Turn left at Hotel Galaxy onto Aluva - Munnar Rd Pass by Nangeli Hospital (on the left in 15.5 km)
           17.1 km

8. Turn left onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd Pass by Imperial Castle (on the left in 1.7 km)
           1.8 km

9. Turn right at Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Jct onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd/Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Rd
           1.2 km

10. Turn left onto Aluva - Munnar Rd/Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.3 km)
           13.1 km

11. Turn right onto SH 44 Pass by Selection Hardwares (on the left in 10.2 km)
           12.6 km

12. Turn left to stay on SH 44
           7.0 km

13. Continue onto Thaneermukkam Pass by C.S.I Hospital Chelachuvadu (on the left in 14.6 km)
           15.7 km

14. Slight right onto Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/SH 43
           850 m

15. Turn left onto Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Idukki - Neriyamangalam Rd/SH 43 Pass by Ponnumpoojary Temple (on the left in 2.8 km)
           4.9 km

16. Turn right at Muthoot fin cop to stay on Alappuzha-Madurai Rd/Idukki - Neriyamangalam Rd/SH 43 Pass by homeopathic hospital and poison treatment centre (on the left)
           6.6 km

17. Turn left at Cheruthony Church onto Kumarakom - Cumbam Rd/Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd Continue to follow Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd Pass by IOC (on the left in 25.0 km)
           25.4 km

18. Turn right at Ashoka Kavala onto Kattappana - Erattayar Rd/Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd
           3.7 km

19. Turn left at Nariyampara - Vallakkadavu Rd
           2.2 km

20. Turn left at Kadamakuzhi Road
           3.3 km

21. Continue straight onto Thekkady Rd
           1.6 km

22. Turn right to stay on Thekkady Rd
           2.4 km

23. Continue onto Anavilasam-Marykulam Road
           79 m

24. At State Bank of Travancore, continue onto SH 41
           10.6 km

25. Turn right onto munnar-kumily highway Pass by Hyundai (on the left)
           210 m

26. Slight right toward Kollam - Theni Hwy/Kottayam Kumily Rd
           400 m

27. Turn left onto Kollam - Theni Hwy/Kottayam Kumily Rd Pass by Periyar Hospital (on the right)
           1.5 km

28.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 kottayam Railway Station

 Road :

 From kottayam Railway Station to spot(111 km, 2 hours 56 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head south-east on Railway Rd
           350 m

2. Take the 1st left toward Main Central Rd
           1.0 km

3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Main Central Rd Pass by HSS Hospital (on the left)
           9.6 km

4. Turn right onto Ettumanoor - Erattupetta - Poonjar Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Ettumanoor Town Juma Masjid (on the right)
           28.1 km

5. Turn left at Muttam Jct onto Erattupetta Muttom Rd
           500 m

6. Take the 1st right toward Erattupetta - Peerumedu Hwy
           210 m

7. Turn left at Panjayath Rd
           140 m

8. Turn left onto Erattupetta - Peerumedu Hwy
           23.4 km

9. Turn right at Pullikkanam - Elappara Road
           2.1 km

10. Turn right
           600 m

11. Turn left toward Vagamon- 4th Mile Rd
           600 m

12. Continue straight onto Vagamon- 4th Mile Rd
           4.0 km

13. Turn left
           230 m

14. Take the 1st right
           1.0 km

15. Take the 1st left
           300 m

16. Take the 1st right
           4.7 km

17. Turn left onto Hill Highway Rd Pass by St.George Church (on the right in 350 m)
           2.0 km

18. Slight right to stay on Hill Highway Rd
           2.2 km

19. Hill Highway Rd turns slightly left and becomes Kattappana - Kuttikkanam Rd Pass by phc alady (on the right in 2.5 km)
           5.7 km

20. Turn right onto Anavilasam-Marykulam Road Pass by St Mary's U P School (on the left)
           11.2 km

21. At State Bank of Travancore, continue onto SH 41
           10.6 km

22. Turn right onto munnar-kumily highway Pass by Hyundai (on the left)
           210 m

23. Slight right toward Kollam - Theni Hwy/Kottayam Kumily Rd
           400 m

24. Turn left onto Kollam - Theni Hwy/Kottayam Kumily Rd Pass by Periyar Hospital (on the right)
           1.5 km

25.Spot



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