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DESTINATIONS » SOUTH » KERALA » THEKKADY
 
  
 
Thekkady is famous for its geomorphology, wildlife and scenic beauty. The Periyar Tiger Reserve attracts travellers from all over the world.360 sq.km of the 777 sq.km sanctuary is covered by evergreen forests. The 26sq.km artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River offers boating facilities. For the adventurous the only sanctuary in India where the wild elephant can be observed and photographed at close quarters from the safely of a boat. Here, visitors can feel the pulse of a wildlife sanctuary and a boat cruise on the lake is perhaps the best way to watch the wildlife in the reserve.
 
     
     
 
DESTINATIONS
 
     
 
  kumily   Peermede   Kuttikanam  
             
  Vandiperiyar   Idukki Arch Dam   Pullumedu  
             
     
     
 
Kumily
 
 
Destination Kumily
Location Thekkady
State Kerala
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kumily(4 km from Thekkady) : A midst the aroma of Indian spices this plantation town closely associated with Thekkady is situated on the out skirts of the Periyar sanctuary. The visitors can soak in the mystique of an important shopping centre and spice trade centre.
 
 
 
     
 
Peermede
 
 
Destination Peermede
Location Thekkady
State Kerala
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The famous plantation town, wide vistas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist cloaked hilltops make Peermede an unforgettable experience. The most delightful trekking trails complement panoramic landscape. Monuments like the summer palace and summer residence of the royal family add to the splendor of the land.
 
 
 
     
 
Kuttikanam
 
 
Destination Kuttikanam
Location Thekkady
State Kerala
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Activities  
Kuttikanam: a place for adventure tourism and trekking, or even a languorous, tranquil break. This picturesque plantation town washed in the fragrance of cardamom is surrounded by lush, green hills.
 
 
 
     
 
Vandiperiyar
 
 
Destination Vandiperiyar
Location Thekkady
State Kerala
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Vandiperiyar(18 km from Thekkady) :With the wind in your face and the Periyar River flowing through the centre of the town on its way to the Idukki reservoir. Vandipperiyar is a small plantation town with its vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations. Vandipperiyar also a major spice trade centre, There is a number of tea factories at Vandiperiyar. Major plantation groups like RBT, AVT, and Harisson’s Malayalam have tea plantations near Vandiperiyar. The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Garden have a variety of rose plants, orchids and anthuriam.
 
 
 
     
 
Idukki Arch Dam
 
 
Destination Idukki Arch Dam
Location Thekkady
State Kerala
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Idukki Arch Dam (61 km from Thekkady) :Particularly popular are the world's second and Asia's first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills. 550 ft. high and 650 ft. wide, the dam lies close to the Cheruthoni barrage. To its west is the Kulamavu Dam. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located closeby.
The Idukki Wild Life Santuary (40 km from Thodupuzha): The landscape ranges from three dams-Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu formed the Idikki Reservoir extends to 33 sq km. This sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udampanchola taluks of Idukki district. It has an area of some 77 sq.km and is about 450-748m above sea level.
Elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger, wild boar etc. are seen here apart from various species of snakes including cobra, viper, kraits and numerous non-poisonous ones. Birds include jungle fowl, myna, laughing thrush, black bulbul, peafowl, woodpecker, kingfisher etc.
 
 
 
     
 
Pullumedu
 
 
Destination Pullumedu
Location Thekkady
State Kerala
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Pullumedu(42 km from thekkady) : For the adventurous rough winding journey to this hill along the Periyar River, offers a stunning view of hills draped in lush greenery. Velvet lawns and rare flora and fauna add to the beauty of Pullumedu. The famous Sree Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala and the Makara Jyothi illuminations at the shrine are visible from here.
Vandanmedu( 29 km from Thekkady) : The majesty and magic of the sprawling cardamom plantation is heady experience, one of the worlds largest auction centres-Vandanmedu.