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Top 5 Attractive Places to Visit in Thekkady, Kerala

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Nestled amongst the rolling hills and the thick forests of Kerala, Thekkady is a place blessed with the bounties of nature. The serene hills of Thekkady combine well with the dense forests to provide excellent trekking trails for adventure enthusiasts. The top 5 places to visit in Thekkady are as follows:

Periyar Tiger Reserve:
Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area near Thekkady in the districts of Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India. It is notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. The park is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and the Pamba. It is located high in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills of the south Western Ghats along the border with Tamil Nadu. It is 4 km from Kumily, approximately 100 km east of Kottayam, 110 km west of Madurai and 120 km southeast of Kochi. Periyar Tiger Reserve is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich biodiversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction.

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For centuries, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady has been host to the most exquisite flora and fauna in the country and nature lovers throng to it in great numbers. Famous for its rustic and refreshing climate along with a bird’s eye view of a multitude of life forms, it is among the best tourist spots in God's Own Country.

Gavi:
Gavi is a village in Pathanamthitta districtKeralaIndia. It is located 28 km southwest of Vandiperiyar, a town in Idukki on N.H 220, the highway connecting Kollam and Madurai. Gavi is inside the Ranni reserve forest.

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Gavi is an eco-tourist destination in Kerala which has widely become popular after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. A must visit a place which is full of breathtaking sceneries, wildlife, amazing people, and great activities is the epitome of everything that tourism in Kerala represents. The place is great for nature and adventure lovers with so many activities that allow you to get close to the amazing forest. One can enjoy trekking, camping, canoeing and other activities or just sit back near the lake and be blown away by the beauty of the place.

Chellarkovil:
Chellarkovil, situated 11 km from Kumily, is a sleepy little village situated above the coconut groves of Cumbum in Tamil Nadu. It is ideally located in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in the Anakkara Panchayath. Considered to be one of the best tourist spots in the Idukki district, Chellarkovil always attracts tourists from all over the world. Chellarkovil is famous for its greenish mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque beauty. The view encompasses the plains of Theni as well as Mangaladevi, the highest point in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Chellarkovil also has a medicinal garden and there are huts in the garden which provide a resting place for visitors.

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Ramakkalmedu:
Ramakkalmedu is a hill station located about 15 Km from Nedumkandom. The main tourism importance of this place is the presence of excellent wind from TamilNadu. It is one of the popular wildlife destinations in Kerala. It is one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can also find here a wind farm generating electricity, which is an undertaking of the Government of Kerala.

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Other attractions in-and-around Ramakalmedu include places like frog rock, turtle rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala; called kuravan and kurathi. On the way to Ramakalmedu, travellers can enjoy the passing view of vast scenic stretches of rubber, tea and spice plantations and the beautiful hills of Kuttikkaanam.


Parunthumpara: 

Parunthumpara is a small village, located between Peermade and Thekkady. It is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock because of a large area around like an eagle. From the summit of the rock, guests get to view a spectacular landscape composed coffee, cardamom and tea plantations, thick forests with tribal hamlets and dozens of rivulets snaking through. Though the place is yet to leave its imprints in the tourism map of the district, this beautiful hill station of Parunthumpara holds great promise for adventure sports.

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