While Delhi is admired for its historic wonders and glitzy pubs and restaurants, Thekkady steals one's eyes with its postcard like lush green fields, wildlife sanctuaries and placid lakes. Delhi to Thekkady distance measures 2219 km, with an aerial distance of nearly 2080 km (Delhi to Madurai) and a road distance of approximately 139 km (Madurai to Thekkady).
The fastest way to reach Thekkady from Madurai is to board direct Madurai to Delhi flights and then travel to Thekkady from Madurai by car. However, the cheapest route to reach Thekkady from Delhi is to board a train till Kottayam, the nearest rail-head to Thekkady. One can hire cabs or private or state owned buses fro Kottayam to reach Thekkady.
Madurai is known for its spectacular temples. One should not miss a visit to Meenakshi Temple as well as the century old Thirumalai Nayak Mahal during a halt or stay a Madurai. The most popular attraction of Thekkady is Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Other places of interest include Kumily, Mangala Devi Temple and Abraham's Spice Garden.