Located in the state of Kerala, Thekkady is India’s largest wildlife sanctuary and a dream destination for all kinds of travellers visiting India. It boasts the famous 120 year old Surki dam constructed across the Periyar river in Kerala. The sanctuary is sprawled over a large area approximately 777 sq. kms. And enclosed by an artificial lake spread over an area of 25 sq. kms. It is also the country’s sole Tiger Reserve, plush with huge varieties of tropical flora and fauna that comprise of many endangered species and a rich tribal culture. If you love nature and its wild manifestations, Thekkady is the place for you. If you are travelling to the town, the nearest railway station is at Kottayam which is about 114 km away, while the nearest airport is at Madurai in Tamil Nadu, about 136 km away. You can easily find a budget accommodation in Thekkady as the city is brimming over with a number of good hotels that have flourished around the city in recent years. Most of these are small to medium-sized establishments featuring basic rooms that offer only a few room amenities and services. But these are suitable for budget travellers who are more concerned about the bucks they shell out while travelling. So, you can get one of these at reasonable prices. Mostly, small families and solo travellers go for these kind of stay options.These kind of budget hotels in Thekkady usually haven’t got an in- house restaurant but they might offer complimentary beverages and meals to appeal to tourists. There are a lot of places that you must see when visiting Thekkady. Among the popular ones are Gavi, Ramakkalmedu, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangaladevi Temple, Peerumedu, and Paruthumpara. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park lies on the banks of the Periyar Lake and is the pride of Kerala, that you absolutely must explore, when here.
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