Situated just in the outskirts of the Periyar sanctuary, this village is famous for extensive
plantations of various exotic Indian spices.
Chellarkovil is a small village, which is famous for its wonderful scenic views like
gurgling waterfalls and lush landscapes.
Mangala Devi Temple :
Mangala Devi Temple is situated at an altitude of 1337 meters above sea level. This
temple is constructed in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed
to visit this temple on the day of Chitra Pournami festival.
There are few other sightseeing points to be visited in Thekkady are Kurisumala,
Pandikuzhi, Pullumedu, Ramakalmedu, Vandanmedu and Vandiperiyar.
Best Time for Holidaying in Thekkady
Thekkady enjoys a moderate climate therefore travelers can visit all through the year
(but watch out for the rains). The summer season begins from March to May where,
the temperature ranges between 36°C and a minimum of 26°C. The monsoons starts
from June and lasts till September and are quite dangerous to cause landslides & heavy
rain. The winters (October to February) are cool, where temperature ranges from 15°C
to 21°C and makes it perfect time as this is the festival season. Therefore, if you are
planning a Thekkady trip, then make it during the months of September to March. It is
the time when you can enjoy and admire the verdant beauty of Thekkady.
Must Buy Things from Thekkady
Shopping in Thekkady is fun-filled and really entertaining experience. You will find many
small colorful stalls in the markets. Some of the must buy items during your Thekkady
tour should include all spices of fenugreek, rolls of cinnamon, white and green pepper,
cardamom, star anise, nutmeg, cloves and coriander etc. You can also buy nice quality
t-shirts for your friends that have tiger and elephant motifs on them as a memoir of your
visit. The major markets or shops from where you can buy authentic items are Lord's
spice super market, Chola handicraft center, Eco Shop, Eco Spices shops and Kashmiri
Explore Options to Reach Thekkady
Don't be worried about how to reach Thekkady while booking Thekkady holiday
packages. This wonderful place is very well-connected with various places of India by
air, train and roads.
The closest Airport to Thekkady is Madurai Airport, which is located at a distance of
114 KM. Apart from that, you can reach here from Cochin International Airport, which is
about 185 KM away.
The railway station nearest to Thekkady is Kottayam railway station, which is located
at a distance of 114 KM away. Another railway station is at Madurai (130 KM) from
Thekkady is well connected to all major towns and cities of Kerala through a fine
network of roads. Kumily is the nearest place, which is located at a distance of 4
kilometer and can be accessed through road.