Thekkady is the location of the Periyar national Park which is an important tourist attraction in the kerala state. Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. 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.
Kumily,It is located at a distance of 4 km from Thekkady. This plantation town closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary,Murikkady,Vandanmedu are the famous tourists places at Thekkady.
How to reach
Road: There are frequent buses from Kumily (4 km away)
Rail : Nearest railway station is Kumarakom 114 kms. Madurai station is about 136 kms.
Air: Nearest airport : Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 140 kms, Kochi(Nedumbassery – 185 km), Thiruvananthapuram (265 kms).