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Thekkady in Kerala State , India 's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India . The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature

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Visiting time : tober to February: Winters are by far the best time to visit Thekkady as the weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing. The maximum temperature goes up to 15 degrees Celsius and this is a great time to go for wildlife safaris and admire the natural beauty of Thekkady. You can also enjoy the many festivals which take place during this time in Thekkady. March to May: March marks the beginning of summer in Thekaddy and temperatures begin to rise. The maximum temperature during this time of the year goes up to 36 degrees Celsius. Since not many tourists visit Thekaddy during this time, you can secure great deals on hotels and enjoy th natural beauty of the place minus the crowds. Though do make sure you carry light cotton clothes and sunscreen along. June to September: The monsoons are another great time to visit Thekkady. The temperature drops slightly and the surroundings are draped in a cloak of rich greenery. The rains are also a great time to enjoy the rain washed beauty of Thekkady. Do make sure you carry an umbrella or raincoat alogn as rain showers are frequent and heavy.

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Nearest railway station: Kottayam Railway Station, about 68 km away Nearest airport: Madurai, about 140 km and Cochin International Airport, about 190 km.

More Details : Contact details: Field Director (Project Tiger) Office of the Field Director S. H. Mount, Kottayam Kerala, India - 686 006 Tel: +91 481 2311740 Deputy Director (Periyar East) Periyar Tiger Reserve Thekkady Kerala, India - 685 536 Tel: +91 4869 222027 Email:

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