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How To Reach Thekkady

By Air: The nearest airport to Thekkady is in Madurai, which is located about 130 Km away from Thekkady. The Madurai Airport is well connected to the cities of Chennai and Coimbatore. International tourists can access Thekkady via the Nedumbassery International Airport in Kochi, which is at a distance of 190 km. The Kochi airport is linked with most of the important cities of India and abroad, including the Gulf countries. Tourist taxis also ply between Thekkady and Kochi and charge about Rs. 4000.
By Rail: Thekkady’s nearest railhead is located at Kottayam that is about 114 km away from it. Kottayam is a major stop for all trains that head for Trivandrum. Tourist taxis are also widely available between Kottayam and Thekkady
By Road: Super fast Private buses as well as KSRTC Public Transport Buses are regularly available between Thekkady and some of the major cities like Kottayam, Trivandrum and Kochi.

Local Transportation

Buses: Buses and minibuses are the most availed transports in Thekkady. Apart from having low fares (Rs.3-10, depending upon the distance traveled) the buses are also frequent in service and broadly cover all the important locations.
Taxi: The taxi rates in Thekkady are predetermined. They range from Rs.40 to Rs.150 depending upon the distance traveled. Taxis are also easily available from almost all the major destinations in the city.
Autorickshaws: Unlike most other important cities auto-rickshaws in Thekkady do not run on meter. They have a fixed rate, generally between Rs.20-60.