Thekkady Travel Tips providing detailed travel tips of Thekkady,Idukki,Kerala. Informations includes Best Time to Visit, Location, ALTITUDE, AREA, MAIN TOWNS, CLIMATE,ANNUAL RAINFALL,MAIN CROPS,CLOTHING,LANGUAGE,WHAT TO SHOP FOR etc.

Best Time to Visit:-

Seasons                        Months                                     Temperature

Summers                       March to May                             26°C-36°C

Monsoon                       June to Sep                                 20°C-28°C

Winter                          November to February                   15°C-21°C



Thekkady is located about 257 km (160 mi) from Trivandrum, 114 km from Madurai City, 145 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. Thekkady is located near to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq. mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq. mi) is thick evergreen forest.



Thekkady is placed at an altitude of 900 – 1800 m above sea level



Thekkady  777 Sq.kms



Kumily is 4 km away from Thekkady

Peermede, located at a distance of 44 km is an important site to visit


Summer season: The summer season is from the month of March to May. The temperature ranges between a maximum of 36°C and a minimum of 26°C. You might find the days on the hotter side but during the evening, the climate here is quite pleasant.


Monsoon season: The region welcomes the monsoon season in the month of June and it lasts till September. During this period, the region experiences heavy rain fall. Landslides occur in the monsoon season. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid the place especially in the months of July and August when Thekkady faces extremely heavy rain.


Winter season: This superb region of Kerala offers a cool and comfortable winter. During this period, the minimum and maximum temperature ranges between 15°C and 21°C respectively. It begins from the month of October and the temperature remains cool till the month.


The average annual temperature is 23.0 °C in Thekkady. In a year, the average rainfall is 1897 mm.


Black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.


1. Our Place restaurant
Kumily Thekkady Rd,
Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala 685509

2. Spice Garden
Thekkady By Pass Road,
Thekkady, Kumily,
Kerala 685509

3. Bamboo Cafe
lake road, Thekkady P.O,
Thekkady, Periyar, Kerala 685509

4. Grandma’s Cafe
ByPass Road, Near Green View Residency,
Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala 685509

Light summer clothes for most of the year. However between Nov to Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.

While Malayalam is the local language, English and Hindi are widely spoken and understood. Tamil are also understood towards border regions.




Organic garden fresh spices like tea, coffee, vanilla, saffron, cardamom, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, nut maze, star anise, honey, cinnamon, Ayurveda oils and homemade chocolates.