Vandiperiyar, Thekkady


1-2 Days


Open 24 Hours

Entry Ticket

No fees

A Brief About The Place

Vandiperiyar is a small village in the Idukki district of Kerala located about 18 kilometers from Thekkady (with an altitude of 2743ft.), a popular tourist destination.

The tea plantations, spice gardens, and wildlife attracts tourist from all over the world to Thekkady. The village is also home to the Vandiperiyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can witness a variety of animals, including elephants, tigers, and leopards.

Things to do at Vandiperiyar

  • Visit the tea plantations and spice gardens
  • Explore hiking trails in Vandiperiyar
  • Enjoy the beauty of Valanjamkanam and Parunthumpara waterfalls
  • Go on a safari to see tigers, leopards, etc.

History of Vandiperiyar

Vandiperiyar was originally a small tribal village in Kerala which was later ruled by the Chera, Pandya dynasty, and the Travancore kingdom.

In the 19th century, the British East India Company established a tea plantation in Vandiperiyar and in the year 1972, the Vandiperiyar Wildlife Sanctuary was established by the government of Kerala.

How to reach Vandiperiyar in Kerala

By Train

  • The The­kkady Railway Station is the closest railway station to Vandiperiyar, situate­d approximately 18 kilometers away.
  • There are direct trains from major cities in Kerala, such as Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, and Kozhikode, to Thekkady.

By Air

  • The flight duration varie­s depending on the route­ you choose. From Delhi to Madurai, it takes approximate­ly 2 hours. If you’re flying from Mumbai, the journey is slightly longe­r at around 2.5 hours. On the other hand, if your departure­ point is Chennai,

Key Highlights


Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Vandiperiyar is during the Winter season, from November to February because the landscape at this time is lush and green, and the waterfalls are in full flow.

Some of the most popular resorts in Vandiperiyar include: Thekkady Lake Resort, Periyar Wild Life Resort, Thekkady Plantation Resort, Orchid Resort, and more.

Vandiperiyar is a place to feel and experience nature at its core. You can find a number of tea factories, spice gardens, the government agriculture farm, and flower gardens. You can relax and stay at the nearby resorts during your visit.

No, there s no entry for visiting the village but there can be charges for additional activities like nature walk, jeep safari, camping, trekking, and more. You should connect with the ground authorities to discuss all the charges beforehand.

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