Travel & Other Informations
Thekkady sitauated just 5 km from Kerala Tamilnadu border town Kumily on NH 212.

How to reach

Airport: Cochin International airport 200 km, Madurai airport 120 km
Railway Station: Kottayam 115 km, Theni 60 km
Bust Station: At Kumily 5km

Mode of Transport in Thekkady

Local Taxis, and 3 wheeler autos available.

Boating at Periyar Tiger Reserve

Kerala Forest Department and Kerala Tourism Development department operates boat service. Tickets availabe at Boat landing point.

Trekking, Elephant, Horse ride

Availabe inside the Reserve at a fees.

Ayurvedic Massage
Ayurvedic Massage Centers are around locally and in Spas at Hotels/Resorts.

Kalarippayat, Kathakali shows

Operated by private operators. Contact your hotel for timing and rates.

Bank Timings
Most banks open from 10.00 to 15.00 hours on weekdays and 10.00 to 13.00 hours on saturdays. 24 hours ATM's available around the town.

Foreign Exchange

Hotels and Foreign Exchange outlets exchange foreign currencies and travellers cheques.

Postal & Telephone

Government post offices open 09.00 to 15.00 hrs. Private courier services are also available.
Public telephone with international and national dialling available at hotels and STD/NSD booths.


The main shopping items are Spices, Artefacts and special Souvenirs made by local tribals.