Thekkady Travel Tips

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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

 

Location

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.

 

ALTITUDE:

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

 

AREA

Thekkady  777 Sq.kms

 

MAIN TOWNS:

Kumily is 4 km away from Thekkady

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

CLIMATE:

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.

ANNUAL RAINFALL:

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

MAIN CROPS:

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

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

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

STD CODE:

0486

WHAT TO SHOP FOR:

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

 


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