Telephone Access Code : 91-486-

Nearest Airports
Madurai 140 km
Kochi (Cochin) 190 km
Thiruvananthapuram 265 km
Kozhikode 315 km
Chennai 570 km


Nearest Railheads
Teni 60 km
Kottayam 114 km
Changanassery 114 km
Madurai 140 km


By Road
There are frequent buses from Kumily (4 km away) to various tourist centres.

The drive to 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 kms away from Kottayam is open throughout the year , but the best season for a visit is from September to March. The sanctuary is centered around the large (24 sq km) artificial lake formed by a dam across the Periyar river. The main attraction is a boat trip over this man-made lake of Thekkady. The forest department arranges elephant rides and trekking inside the sanctuary.