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A short guide to Thekkady

About the destination Thekkady

Thekkady is a very popular tourist destination located in Kerala. Besides this, the city is very much closer to the TamilNadu-Kerala border town Kumily. The distance between Kumily to Trivandrum includes 257km. Thekkady is considered as a heaven with everywhere green. It looks fabulous with Savanna grasslands and deciduous forests. Moreover, it is a home to various animals like tigers, elephants, gaur, sambar, Nilgiri Langurs and lion-tailed macaques. This city is also considered as the hotspot for spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper.

Famous temples to visit in Thekkady:

Mangala Devi temple: This is a very famous temple in Thekkady. It is a very ancient temple which is dedicated to the god Mangala Devi. This Thekkady temple is just 15km away from Thekkady. This temple is the best example for the Kerala architecture. The specialty of this temple is that, permission will be only given to the devotees to visit this temple on the day of Chitra Pournami. However, you need to get the permission from the wildlife warden to visit this temple.

Ayyapa temple: This is another great temple located in Thekkady. This temple is dedicated to the god Sabarimala Ayyapa. This temple attracts more than 5 million visitors every year.

Famous places in Thekkady:

Periyar wild life sanctuary: This is a very popular wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady. In fact this is the best wildlife sanctuary of the world where you can numerous animals especially elephants. Visiting this place with your family members will give you lots of happiness.

Kumily: This place is located in the outskirts of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. This is truly a great place for shopping.

Murikkady: This is a place where you can find numerous peppers, coffee and cardamom plantations. The spice scented air will definitely give you a kick on visiting this place.

Chellarkovil: The distance between Chellarkovil and Kumily is 15km. This is truly a beautiful village where views of plains looks like a great feast for you. You have to definitely visit this place. You will definitely enjoy the scenic beauty of this beautiful village.

Vandiperiyar: The famous Periyar River flows through this place and nourishes the coffee, tea and other plantations. You will definitely get surprised on seeing the anthurium, orchids and rose plants in this place.

Besides this the other places to visit around Thekkady includes Kuttikanam, Peeru hills, and Thrissanku hills, Pattumala, Grampi and Vagamon. All these places include a few hours of journey from Thekkady.

Shopping in Thekkady:
There are a number of Chola handicrafts and Kashmiri emporiums in Thekkady. Besides, as this place is famous for spices you will find a number of spices stores in it. Thus, you could buy the spices, handicrafts, oil paintings etc in Thekkady to keep as a memory of it.


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