Periyar National Park and Thekkady are other major tourist attractions very close to Cumbum. Thekkady provides a wide range of attractions at a distance of 24 kilometres from Cumbum, including a 2 and a half hour boat ride across Periyar Lake to experience wildlife.
Thekkady is only four kilometres from Kumily, the border town. Via Mundakkayam, Peermede and Vandiperiyar, Kumily connects Kottayam to Theni in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Located on NH 220, Kumily is well-connected to all of Kerala and Tamil Nadu's major cities. A good choice for travelling to and from Kumily is the bus.
A beautiful experience is the journey from Kumily to Thekkady. Majestic mountains and the striking greenery of the plantations are on either side of the road. The streams that cross the plentiful vegetation and the scent of spices that fragrance the fresh air greatly improve the location's appeal.
Kottayam is the closest railway station, which is 114 km from Thekkady. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport in Tamil Nadu, about 136 km from Thekkady; Kochi Airport in Nedumbasser is about 190 km away.
The best time of the year for a trip to ThekkadY is September through March.
Ways from Theni to meet Thekkady : A direct cab is accessible from Theni to Thekkady. The minimum time taken by Theni's cab is 56 m. The cab to Thekkady is the fastest way to get from Theni to Thekkady and takes 56 m. The cab to Thekkady is the fastest way to get from Theni to Thekkady and takes 56 metres. The cab to Thekkady is the recommended way to get from Theni to Thekkady and takes 56 m.
Murikkady: This area consists of plantations of spices and coffee. It's 5 km away from Thekkady. It also has outstanding flora and fauna.
Chellar Kovil: It is situated about 15 km from Kumily and leads to Tamil Nadu's Theni district. This place has plenty of cascades and waterfalls. It's very lovely and extremely serene.
Anakkara: Located about 13 km from Kumily on the Kumily-Munnar Route, Anakkara is the state's next destination for spice tourism.
Temple of Mangala Devi: Located approximately 15 km from Thekkady, it sits at an altitude of 1337 m above sea level. It is surrounded by lush greenery and, except during the Chitra Pournami festival, is closed throughout the year. Tourists can still access it at other times by getting a special letter from the forest ranger. The view from the temple premises is magnificent, and some eastern ghats and some villages from the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu can be seen.
Thekkady tourist information
Thekkady is a paradise for wildlife and nature lovers and is typically combined with Munnar for a Munnar Thekkady package that is the most popular among Kerala tourists. The cool air, breathtaking views, lush greenery and the exotic sanctuary of wildlife draw visitors from the world's nooks and corners. More than all of Thekkady 's wonderful destinations and the happy atmosphere have truly made it the most desired holiday destination in Kerala , India, and in Thekkady there are several options for the best things to do.
Thekkady brings the live photos of elephants walking along the pristine lakes and rivers in the wild life sanctuary of Periyar and boating in the lake, spice gardens surrounded by aromatic air, chains of lush green hills, stunning waterfalls and the call of nature to give your soul a calming experience and revitalise. Thekkady is the best location from the very nearest point from the safety of the boat cruise over the scenic Periyar Lake to see the wildlife animals. The herds of elephants that walk around the edge of the lake sprinkling water all over are the main attraction of Thekkady. There are many other things to do in Thekkady as well, in addition to boating in Thekkady.
Boating : Boating in the lake is the first and foremost task of a visitor visiting Thekkady. The wild animals can be seen foraging, swimming, drinking and sleeping along the lake's gringe. If one is fortunate enough to see elephants playing in the lake with their kids, it will be more interesting. The Boat Service is run by KTDC and the Forest Departments. Five regular trips and two hours for each flight.
THEKKADY Jeep Safari : The jeep safari to Gavi from 6 AM to 5 PM is the main off-the-track destination activity, full of trekking, birding, canoeing and boarding facilities, perfect for a wilderness retreat among the Things to Do in Thekkady. Jeep Safari encompasses the dense green trees, thick forests, cascading waterfalls and aromatic spice plantations. This programme provides breakfast and lunch.
Jungle Patrol- The jungle shepherding : One of the best things to do in Thekkady is the Jungle Patrol or Shepherding the Jungle. This initiative is part of the routine night patrols in the tiger reserve's eco-development fringe areas. One is actually helping to preserve the forests of Periyar by engaging in this. The trek could be between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. at any time. Persons with sufficient physical and mental health could and could be taken to trek across the wilderness in the night. The maximum length of a slot is 3 hours, and the maximum capacity of one slot is restricted to 8 visitors (moving into two different teams). Two security watchers and one armed forest guard will accompany them! Explore the boundaries of your senses-sight, hearing and smell, and take in the completely different world of night life in the jungle.
Border Hiking-Range Hiking Protection-oriented : This is a rough, conservation-oriented trek that takes a full day. The hike begins at 8 o'clock in the morning and finishes at night. The road runs over undulating terrain. Attitudinal heights of 900 metres to 1300 metres would be protected. Along this path, Gaur, sloth bear, elephant, etc. are often seen apart from birds and butterflies. A maximum of 10 tourists will hike in two separate groups on the programme. Two guides and an armed forest guard will go with the trekkers. En route, vegetarian refreshments can be had.
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Pick up from Theni.
Then proceed to visit Theni major attractions such as -
Sothuparai Dam : Visit Sothuparai Dam is a dam across the Varaha River in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 12 km from the town of Periyakulam in Theni district.
Kumbakkarai Falls: Kumbakkarai Falls are located along the Kodai-Vellagavi-Periyakulam footpath.
Balasubramanya Temple : Balasubramanya Temple at Periyakulam in Theni district is an important temple of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The mighty Chola ruler Rajendra Chola constructed this temple. This temple is devoted to Lord Murugan. The main deity of the temple has a six headed Lord Murugan along with his consort.
Kamachi amman Temple : Devotees believe this is because of Goddess Kamakshi's blessings! Mungil Anai Kamakshi Amman Kovil.
Manjalaru dam: Originates from Palani hills and runs towards east and joins the Vaigai River near Koottathu. There are nine anicuts and nine tanks in this sub-basin.
Vaigai dam : The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti, in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, southern India. It provides water for irrigation for the Madurai district and the Dindigul district as well as drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti.
Vedapuri, Sri Swami Chidbhavananda Ashramam : The Ashramam has also a Yajur Veda Pathashala and a Sivagama Pathasala.
The Annalakshmi Nivas is a big hall, where about 300 devotees can dine at the same time.
Stay at Hotel - Theni.
Board the designated vehicle and take a drive from the Theni to the hotel in Thekkady – the beautiful city of Kerala. Upon arrival in the afternoon, check-in and take rest.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Admire the scenic beauty of the place and relax in its serene environs.
Thekkady is known for its proximity to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses different species of animals and birds.
The spice plantations are another highlight of this destination that draws attention of tourists from across the globe.
Retreat to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the pride of Thekkady – the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, to embark on a boat cruise (surcharge).
The undulating terrains, the rich biodiversity and lush greenery make this sanctuary a tourist’s paradise.
This sanctuary was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Many adventurous activities, like bamboo rafting, elephant ride and border hiking are organised here.
While taking the cruise, you will be mesmerised by the scenic beauty of the Periyar Lake.
This sanctuary is one-of-its-kind due to the artificial lake named Periyar that allows travellers to observe wildlife from close quarters.
After spending some pleasurable moments during the ride, proceed for the spice plantation tour (surcharge) in the afternoon.
A visit to Thekkady is incomplete without exploring the spice plantations, where you will feel the stimulating aroma of the spices that are grown here. Some of the spices are cardamom and pepper.
Then Transfer to your Home .
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
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Theni to Theni Transports*
All local vehicle transport