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.