Cumbum Tourism & Travel Guide

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Cumbum, a Unique Destination Tucked Away from Thekkady

A lesser known destination in Tamil Nadu, just a few kilometers from Thekkady is Cumbum. Like its...

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What To See And Explore In Thekkady

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Bucket List Experience: Trekking Through The Spice Plantations Of Kerala's Kumily    

Exotic cardamom valleys, beautiful tea gardens, and marvelous meadows are just a few to mention w...

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The Cumbummettu Ways

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7 Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh

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1800 Kms in 7 days for a Motorcycle Documentary.

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Thiruvananthapuram
We started from Calcutta to Trivandrum (also called Thiruvananthapuram). Since it was early morning flight we were there...
Eravikulam National Park
Best time to visit - April,May,June,September,October,November
This national park is the breathtaking home of a plethora of precious flora and fauna, and lies along the Western Ghats....
Mysore
Best time to visit - January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November
Once the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore for six centuries, Mysore is now the third most populous state of Karnataka. Bu...
Ooty
Best time to visit - May,June,September,October,November
This renowned hill station once housed the Madras Presidency during the British Rule and possesses many remnants in the ...
Coimbatore
Best time to visit - January,February,March,September,October,November,December
A major city and commercial hub in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore offers not much in terms of touristic attractions unless you'r...
Kodaikanal
Best time to visit - April,May,June,August,September
Translating to 'the gift of the forest' in the native language of Tamil Nadu and originally home to the Palaiyar tribal ...

About Cumbum

If you are visiting Thekkady, a beautiful short trip to Cumbum, a nearby town in Tamil Nadu can offer you an enjoyable drive through the Periyar National Park and extra ordinary aerial view of Vineyards and coconut groves. More than the journey, you will get the best opportunity to walk freely into the grape farms of Cumbum.How to reach Thekkady?As Thekkady is the most promising tourist destination in Kerala, there are no reasons to worry about reaching the place.By air: The closest airport is at Madurai in Tamil Nadu which is at a distance of 136 kms from Thekkady. Kochi International Airport in Kerala lies at a distance of 190 kms.By train: The nearest railhead is at Kottayam which is at a distance of 114 kms from Thekkady. From here, one can take buses or cabs to reach Thekkady.By road: Thekkady is close to the border town Kumily which falls on NH 220. So it is easy to reach Thekkady from any part of Kerala or Tamil Nadu.Where to Stay in Thekkady?Needless to say, a well-developed tourist spot like Thekkady will have every kind of option when it comes to accommodation. Homestays attract tourists who want to get lost in the rustic environs. Luxury hotels to budget stays, every kind awaits tourists. Whether you want a lake view or a forest view from your room, you always find something suitable.The picture of Thekkady with elephants strolling along the fringes of the lake, is the first picture that reminds one of Kerala. No doubt, the place does complete justice to its fame. A place that makes you feel in the cradle of nature- that is Thekkady.This article is written by E. Jey, a travel blogger from India. He is the founder of Jaunt Monkey blog and Jaunt Monkey YouTube channel.
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