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Thekkady
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Thekkady is a appealing town in the state of Kerala in India's south.

Thekkady is enchanting as the road winds through tranquill countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. The sanctuary, 60 km from Idukki, 190 km from Cochin and 114 km away from Kottayam is open all year long , but the best season for a visit is from September to March. The sanctuary is centered around the giant (24 sq km) artificial lake formed by a dam across the Periyar river. It is of the famous holiday destinations in India.

Thekkady Facts

• Area 12.07 sq. km
• Population 17612
• Altitude 700-1900 m above sea level
• Languages Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English
• Best Time to Visit September-March
• STD Code 0486

Tourist Attractions in Thekkady

The wildlife sanctuary here is the natural habitat for a wide range of animal species. The Periyar Lake is a paradise for nature lovers as it gives a chance to observe wild animals roaming in the jungle. The largest attraction of Periyar Lake, however,are the wild elephants that down to play in the lake. Moreover, the Sanctuary Watch Tower which is situated in the forest interior gives a panoramic view of the park.

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