How to Reach

Telephone Access Code

Thekkady, Kumily, Peermede: +91-4869 Munnar: +91-4865 Chinnakanal: +91-4868

Air

Nearest Airport: Madurai (Tamil Nadu): 140 km Thiruvananthapuram : 265 km Kochi: 190 km Kozhikode: 315 km Chennai (Tamil Nadu): 570 km

Rail

Kottayam: 114 km (4 hrs) Madurai: 136 km (31/2 hrs) Changanacherry: 93 km (4 hrs), Theni: 60 km (11/2 hrs)

Road

Kottayam – Kumily 110 km (4 hrs) Munnar – Kumily 110 km (4 hrs) Madurai – Kumily 136 km (3 hrs) Thiruvananthapuram – Kumily 265 km (8 hrs) Thekkady – Kumily 4 km (10 min) Kodaikanal – Kumily 149 km (5 hrs) Idukki – Kumily 65 km (21/2 hrs) Alleppey – Kumily 160 km (51/2 hrs) Ooty – Kumily 390 km (11 hrs)

The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.

Accessing Thekkady – Road

There are frequent buses from Kumily (4 km away) to various tourist centres.

Distance of a few major towns from Thekkady

  1. Kumily: 4 km (15 mts)
  2. Sabarimala via Pullumedu: 50 km (2 hrs)
  3. Idukki: 65 km (2 1/2 hrs)
  4. Munnar: 106 km (4 hrs)
  5. Kumarakom: 128 km (4 hrs)
  6. Sabarimala via Erumeli: 134 km (4 hrs)
  7. Kodaikanal: 149 km (5 hrs)
  8. Alappuzha: 164 km (5 hrs)
  9. Kollam: 220 km (6 hrs)
  10. Ooty: 390 km (11 hrs)