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The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.

- Samuel Johnson

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world

- Gustave Flaubert

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

One way to get the most out of life, is to look at it as an adventure

- William Feather

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen

- Benjamin Disraeli

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

- Shirley MacLaine

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

- Anais Nin

It's been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life

- Seann William Scott

Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.

- Matthew Fryer

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there

- Dominic Monaghan

My Favourite thing is to go where I have never been

- Diane Arbus

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

- Susan Sontag

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

- Zoey Sayward

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

- St Augustine

In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do

- Ivanka Trump

To travel is to a journey into yourself

- Danny Kaye

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

- Charles Dudley Warner

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

- Caskie Stinnett

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

- Freya Stark

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

- Ibn Battuta

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

- Edith

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

- Anonymous

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

- Moslih Eddin Saadi

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

- Lawrence Block

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

- Confucius

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

- Robert Frost

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.

- Matthew Karsten

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

- Herman Melville

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before

- Dalai Lama

He who would travel happily must travel light.

- Antoine de St. Exupery


The very sound of the word Thekkady evokes images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Spread across the entire district are bewitching plantations and captivating hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.

Thekkady is also the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake, including the pleasure of watching herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake's edge and offer great views to the tourists that come to the sanctuary.

Indeed, Thekaddy is a nature lover's ecstasy with its unspoilt tropical forests and its incredible wealth of animal and plant life. The Periyar forest has great views and is the best place for photography with its picture perfect landscape. Set off on a memorable plantation tour, spice garden trek, walking through the cardamom, coffee, pepper and tea plantations or, make the most of it by walking into tribal settlements and experiencing their culture up close. And, of course, don't miss out on riding through the jungle on elephant back and see how it feels to walk in grandeur and style of nature


  • Area: The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq. miles).State: Situated in Kerala, close to Kumily, the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border town.
  • Distance: Located about 229 km from Tiruvananthapuram, 114 km from Madurai Airport and 170 km from Cochin Airport.
  • Altitude: 800 to 1200 meters above sea level.
  • Take-away: Kerala Spices, Cee Pee Spices, Indian Spices, Crescent Spices.
  • Rainfall: 3260 mm on an average.

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Summer Winter

20°C - 36°C

16°C - 27°C


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September to March is the best time to enjoy the eye catching, lusting greeneries. Bird watchers can spot migratory birds during post monsoon and winter seasons.

Summers are optimal periods to spot more wild animals when they flock to water sources

Activities at a glance

  • Trekking


  • Boating


  • Bicycle rides

    Bicycle rides

  • Ornithological indulgences

    Ornithological indulgences

  • Bamboo rafting

    Bamboo rafting

  • Jeep Safari

    Jeep Safari


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Mangaladevi Road, Thekkady, PO: Kumily, 
Dist- Idukki, 685509 Kerala.

Mangaladevi Road, Thekkady, PO: Kumily, 
District- Idukki, 685509 Kerala. 
Mobile: +91 94977 20076
Fax: 04869-224512