Surrounded by the unending chains of hills, spice-scented plantation and finest wildlife reserve, Thekkady is god’s own place. Blessed with a rich wild life sanctuary spread across the entire district, with a scenic view of plantations and hill tops, is a fest for treks and mountain walks. With ample accommodation available from luxurious to budget hotels in Thekkady. it surely should be on your list of places to explore when in Kerala!
So, what all should you do to make the best out of your visit to Thekkady? We list down a few things to help you choose!
Boat cruise at Periyar Lake
A visit to Thekkady should always begin with boat cruise at the phenomenal Periyar Lake. The boat cruise will take you on a magical ride across the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Enjoying the view of birds and wild animals of the reserve closely, while on a boat is the most fascinating part of this cruise.
Elephant ride in Thekkady
Elephants have been a vital part of Indian life for 3000 years and monarchs often used to savor the elephant ride. Get on the back of an Elephant for a ride of aristocracy and pride. When we talk about Elephant safari, it doesn’t only means offering a ride on the back but it also includes the suitable environment alongside the best place for it. Take a break from your fuel vehicles and take a ride of the most secured Elephant reserve in India.
Nature walk/ Trekking
Take the benefit of the charming atmosphere in landscapes of Thekkady. A glance of the nature with a trained tribal guide will rejuvenate your trekking time. This is an interpretive programme offering excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Begin your nature walk as early as 7:00 am in the morning and you will be surrounded with evergreen and wet deciduous backwoods under the luring sky!
Get on the bamboo raft and the trained individuals will wave you through the catchment range of Periyar tiger reserve. While rafting in Thekkady, you can sense the cool water sprinkling on your face with the calm breeze. A three hour of rafting will give you a panoramic view of the forest and you will also spot some wild animals when your raft will be on the edges of the lake. Your visit to Kerala will not be complete without dawn to dusk bamboo rafting adventurous ride in the Periyar.
Ramble in the midst of the green, terraced ranches in Thekkady, while you hear the mumbling sound of the undulating streams. The spice ranch of Thekkady, is the largest ranch in the entire Kerala. The aroma and flavors from these huge farms of spices is a conception of nirvana. Wade through these manors and inhale the aromatic air of the zest in Thekkady.