Thekkady (2300 ft asl) is a stopover enroute Kumarakom (100 kms from Kottayam) from Madurai and typically guests end up staying for 1 or 2 nights stay.
Guests interested in activities there is plenty but for that longer stay is recommended. Activities inside periyar wildlife reserve comprise Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking, Jungle Patrol, Nature Walk, Tiger Trail (you stay in the jungle either 1 night or 2 nights), Tribal Visit, Bullock Cart Ride, Jungle Jeep Safari (Gavi trip)
One can enjoy a touristy boat ride, an elephant ride, evening Kathakali dance show, Tea factory visit and a spice plantation visit whilst their stay at Thekkady.
Cochin is the nearest international airport at 180 kms and also principal arrival point for any travellers visiting Kerala. Madurai located at 140 kms has connectivity with major cities in South India and Mumbai.
Recommended Stay Duration: 2-3 nights