Visit Thekkady and Munnar this Summer
Kerala has always been a splendid place for travellers from all around the world. Among the most frequently visited places in Kerala is the district of Idukki, with its dense green beauty emboldened by high range glory and wooded valleys. Most the destination’s beauty is indebted to the three main rivers which bind these areas together – Thodupuzhayar, Periyar, Thalayar and their tributaries.
As a tourist place, Idukki and Thekkady has so much to offer from enchanting beauty of hill stations, diverse wildlife sanctuaries and a wide range of activities which includes visiting the spice planation tours, elephant rides and adventurous mountain treks. This small piece of land has been blessed with abundance of natural beauty. The large population of tribal we can see inhabiting the land is a testament to the resilience of people and the land against urbanization.
One of the most visited places in Kerala is Thekkady, which also enjoys the position of being India’s largest wildlife sanctuary. The Kurinjimala sanctuary is home to the Neelakurinji floweing plant which blooms every 12 years. This sanctuary is also where visitors can get a glimpse of the Anamudi Peak which is the tallest peak in the Western Ghats and India’s tallest peak outside the Himalayas.
Thekkady is home to the popular Periyar Wildlife sanctuary and the Periyar National park both of which are located on the banks of the Periyar Lake which was formed by the Mullaperiyar dam built on the Periyar river.
Destinations around Thekkady
Attractions around the destination include the spice plantations, coffee plantations and the beautiful cascades and waterfalls of Chellar Kovil and the Mangala Devi temple, which is situated at the height of 1337 metres above sea level, is called for its panoramic vistas of the surrounding region and the mountains of the Eastern Ghats in the distance.
Munnar comes under the territory of Idukki and its loaded with worth watching places. Some of the top places to visit are;
It’s an excellent tourist place and perfect hill station of Munnar. Its just seven km from Munnar. Exotic and rich variety of Flora and Fauna and cold mountain air are the main feature of this destination. Travellers will find great piece of mind and natural air over here.
Nestled nine kilometres from Munnar and a favorite place for trekking and other sports activities also popular for waterfalls and perfect place for adventure freaks.
Located at a distance of ten km from Munnar. Also called as the land of alluring waterfalls, Here travellers can experience tremendous waterfalls falling from the height of 1600 meters which is definitely a eye candy for the visitors. This is one of the most visited picnic spot and trekking points for travellers.
Its an excellent picnic spot situated at a distance of just six kilometres from Munnar. The lush green coffee plantations, tea and cardamom really creates a panoramic view to see this place. Travellers also try to explore some of the activities such as mountaineering and trekking over hear. It just creates a lot of adventures and thrills which allures the visitors to visit again and again.
- Which is better Thekkady or Munnar?
Thekkady is a bit warmer than Munnar and Thekkady has so much to explore from trekking routes to small places. Munnar is also an excellent honeymoon destination that treats travellers equally.
- When to visit Thekkady?
Visiting Thekkady in Winters are the best time to experience the real cool and pleasant weather, making it an ideal place for sightseeing.
- Why is Thekkady famous?
Nesteled in the middle of the jungle, the pace is famous for its wide range of wildlife.