Thekkady- Famous for elephant Safari and spice plantation

Thekkady is quite renowned for the numerous elephants, hills and spice scented plantations found here. This place is highly suitable for trekking and mountains walks and is thus used for this and visited for the same by many. This could be the ideal spot for you for letting go off your worries and have a good time holidaying while enjoying the things that you love. The forest of Thekkady is quite popular and is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India spread across the entire district.
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The accessibility of Thekkady might prove to be a bit problematic for some. Although it is well connected by roads to all the major towns and cities and is at a distance of 5 km from the same, reaching this place by air and rail is somewhat difficult. The nearest airports are Madurai at a distance of 140 kilometres and Nedumbassery at a distance of 185 kilometres. The nearest railway station happens to be Kumarakom and Madurai railway stations at a distance of 114 kilometres and 136 kilometres respectively.

The places to visit in Thekkady could be found in abundance. The most popular ones are the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Vandammedu and Murikkady. In the eyes of many the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is said to be the best in the world primarily because of its features. It was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. It is spread across 777 sq km. The artificial lake formed by the mullaperiyar dam has enticed and charmed many. Many animals could be found here like the wild elephant, gaur, and sambar deer. On might also get to see many species of migrant birds like hornbill, stork, woodpecker and kingfisher. Kumily is a very important shopping centre and spice trade centre at a distance of 4 kilometres. Murikkady is famous for the cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations thereby contributing to the overall importance of Kerala. Vandanmedu is a special place because it is the worldā€™s largest auction centre for cardamom.

Thus on visiting Thekkady one could get a chance to see and feel many unique specialities of this place.

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