Thekkady is a beautiful hill station in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a part of the Idukki district. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Idukki, the district headquarters, at a distance of 62 km north. Thellady is famous for the Periyar Lake and the trees submerged within it. Nature-lovers should definitely try this place out.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. With Tamil Nadu just next door, Tamil is also widely understood. English is also used for interactions with non-South Indian visitors.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The main places of interest lie in the Idukki district which is known for its greenery. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Munnar (91 km), Marayur (130 km), Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (adjacent to Munnar) among others. The not-to-forget places within Thekkady are the Periyar lake and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 145 km.
The closest major railway station is the Ernakulam South Railway Junction at a distance of 155 km.
Both state-run as well as private operators ply their vehicles on the roads surrounding this village, among which the reputed Kallada Travels is one. State-run buses of both Kerala as well as neighbouring Tamil Nadu are active in the area. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.