Thekkady Quick information
Summarise the city :
City that spices the country
Best time to visit (High & peak months) :
September to March
Wild life, spice plantations, hill station, ayurveda, learning
City calling code :
Recommended no. of days for a tourist :
A day is sufficient
Best buys :
Tea and spices
Essentials to be carried along :
Cotton wears & light woolens for winters, binoculars to be used in the wild life sanctuary
All about the city :
Thekkady is derived from the word Thekku meaning Teak trees. Located among the low-lying hills in the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady is an idyllic tourist destination. The major tourist attractions that have earned it a unique place on the tourist map of India are - Periyar Tiger Reserve, which is the only one of its kind in India or perhaps in the whole world and the large-scale spice and tea-coffee plantations that are open for visitors. Visiting Thekkady is quite a learning experience (check A Learning Experience in Kerala one of the special tours of India).
The crisp, cool air and the pleasant diversity in the flora and fauna of this place make it quite a riveting destination for those who hold nature close to their heart. Travelling among the cardamom hills and capturing spice plantations in your cameras form cherishable memories. Do not forget to carry home some spices and tea packs, for where else would you find this quality at such reasonable price.