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Thekkady is a popular resort and spice trading town next to South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, Periyar in the Cardamom Hills and provides convenient access to the park. Encompassing 777 sq km and a 26-sq-km artificial lake created by the British in 1895, the sanctuary is the perfect example of nature's bounty with great scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. It's firmly established on both the Indian and foreigner tourist trails and has a typical boat cruise that doesn't scream 'wildlife experience', but if you dig deeper and do a trek led by a tribal villager, the hills and jungle scenery make for a rewarding visit.
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Best time to visit the Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is during winter months from October to February. The weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing, adventure activities and bird-watching. 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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Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel to Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a bespoke touring itinerary to India, do not hesitate to contact us.