900m to 2019m above MSL.

Temperatures range between 13ºC to 30ºC
Best Season

September to May is the best season to visit this area while June to August is the best time to enjoy the monsoons.

By Air
Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is 190km (nearly 4hrs.) and Madurai airport is 140km away.

By Rail
Nearest railheads are Kottayam (114km)and Theni(60km).

By Road
186 km south-east of Kochi, Thekkady is 5 km from Kumily on NH220, which links Kollam to Theni in Tamil Nadu via Kottayam, Peermade and Vandiperiyar. Thekkady is on SH 19, connecting Munnar to the Periyar Wild Sanctuary. Kochi is 180km, Munnar is 110km, Madurai is 140km, Vagamon is 55km and Kodaikanal is 152km away.

By Bus
Kumily’s KSRTC bus stand has regular bus service with Kottayam, Aleppey, Kochi,Trivandrum and Munnar, among other places in Kerala.

When to Go
September to March is the best time, when you can enjoy greenery without the accompanying rains. If you are a bird watcher, this also the time to spot migrant birds. Summer (March to May) though hot, is also good for wildlife spotting. When water gets low and the grass dries out, animals, especially elephants come down to the Periyar lake to bath and frolic in the waters along with young ones. June to August is best suited for monsoon tourism, to enjoy torrential rains of these tropical forests.

What to buy
Spices like Cardamom, Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Mace, Tea and Coffee.


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