If you like going on road trips,
there’s one you should consider! It’s a road trip from the city of Bangalore to
Thekkady. Bangalore, capital of Karnataka, is a hub for software engineers, a
city known for its never-ending traffic jams and breezy weather. On the other
hand, Thekkady is a place situated in the district of Idukki in the state of
Kerala. It is renowned for its lush green landscape that will make you feel
close to nature, calm waters of the lake and scenic beauty. These are three
things from a list of endless things that define the beautiful place Thekkady.
Not only that, but Thekkady is also known for the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Thekkady shares its borders with
two states, namely Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is known for attracting tourists
from all over India and different parts of the world due to its exotic flora and
fauna. If you love relishing different kinds of food and pleasing your taste
buds, Thekkady will not disappoint you in any manner. You will find eating
joints situated in every corner of this place. You can enjoy some special
dishes at minimal costs. Not to forget about one of the major attractions of
this place that is the spice garden. You can visit it in the afternoon hours,
take a stroll and learn about different spices that are grown in South India. For
the meantime you can find your stay at resorts in thekkady
if you are planning for a trip longer than a day.
Road trips from Bangalore to
Thekkady can be planned at any time of the year. But most of the tourists
prefer visiting Thekkady anytime from April to September. It’s because of the
weather that makes the entire trip a lot more enjoyable. If you wish to take a
close look at different animals in the wildlife, March and April would be the
most appropriate time to visit Thekkady.
Wondering how to reach Thekkady?
You can reach Thekkady via three routes that are mentioned below. They are:
Air: You can land at Madurai Airport to reach Thekkady.
This airport is one hundred thirty-six kilometres away from the place. Many
cities of India and abroad stop at Madurai Airport. Apart from this airport,
another airport offering this facility is the Cochin International Airport. It
is one hundred ninety-eight kilometres away from the destination.
Train: If you do not want to catch a flight, you can travel
by train. You can get down at Kottayam railway station which is nearest to the
town of Kumily. This station is one hundred fourteen kilometres away from the
destination. This railway station has good connectivity with almost all the
major cities of the state and country. You can also catch a direct train from
Chennai, Bangalore, etc.
Road- Going by road can be the most convenient choice. You
can travel by bus. You can avail the bus services offered by the state of
Karnataka and state of Kerala.
If you are going by car or
motorcycle, you can follow any of the following three routes to reach Thekkady.
The three routes are mentioned as follows:
3: Bengaluru – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharamapuri – Salem
– Dindigul – Theni – Thekkady, via NH 44 and NH 183
If you follow Route 1, you will
reach Thekkady in 11 hours. If you follow Route 2, you will reach Thekkady in approximately
12 hours. If you follow through Route 3, you will reach Thekkady in 8.5 hours.
It will be best if you follow
Route 3 as it’s the shortest one in all the three. You can begin your road trip
from Bangalore around dawn on Friday. You will reach the destination by evening
if you stop for short breaks on the way. After enjoying your Friday night and
Saturday completely, you can leave Thekkady by afternoon on Sunday. You will
reach Bangalore before midnight.
Once you reach your destination,
the first thing you need to do is take a stroll through the lush green
landscape of the place. You will be captivated by the sheer beauty of this
place. Once you have walked around the place, set out towards Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a
well-protected one across the entire country.
If you have a nerve for adventure
and wish to take in all the beauty nature has to offer, this National Park will
leave you craving for more. You can spot wild animals, relax in the soothing
atmosphere by availing the option of a stay amidst nature. You can click
endless pictures of tigers, elephants and other animals.
If you like the calm waters of a
lake, you can enjoy a boat ride in Periyar Lake. It is also known as Thekkady
Lake. Animals go there for sipping water and no other place in the forest will
give you a better view of the animals. The lake is located in the middle of the
you leave Thekkady, you can also visit Mangala Devi temple and take blessings
of the goddess. What a perfect way to end the trip!