Thekkady is located at a height of 700 metres above sea level. Thekkady, situated in Kerala's Idukki district, is a perfect retreat for anyone who loves adventure, fun, wildlife and nature. Nestled between Western Ghats' evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, Thekkady has so many things for tourists visiting this place to offer. You can see Asian elephants, bison, sambar deer, boars, lions , leopards, wild squirrels, lion-tailed monkeys etc. in the largest wildlife sanctuary.
Thekkady, India's largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala State, is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The 120-year-old 'Surki' dam constructed across Peryiar is a major tourist attraction, Poorna in Vedic parlance. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq . Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake, covering an area of 25 Sq . Kms.
The country's only Tiger reserve, Thekkady, is the ultimate reservoir of many endangered species and a rich tribal community, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna. For those who love nature in its wild forms, Thekkady is a nice heaven on earth.
The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation arranges ferry boats and you can enjoy the wildlife and the surrounding nature while taking a trip across the river. An incredible experience is the sight of a herd of elephants. One boat ride will take about two hours to complete. You will be able to spot the walls of Mullaperiyar Dam at the end of the journey.
Thekkady provides a very relaxed and friendly environment. The cold environment of Thekkady will freshen your mind and body. In order to protect Mother Nature, the forest regions around Thekkady are strictly uninhabited by the Forest Department. Kumily, which is 4 kilometres away, is the closest town to Thekkady. You can schedule a peaceful walk through this city. This town is a place for shopping as well. Here, you can shop for crafts, spices and clothing.
Don't miss the fairly priced elephant rides here. You will live deep in the woods with these rides and enjoy the exciting experience of sighting wildlife very close by. With the aid of foresters, hiking can also be achieved. With many luxury hotels , resorts and homestays, Thekkady is also blessed. So, you won't find any accommodation issues. While staying at these resorts and hotels, you can enjoy the serene and peaceful climate of Thekkady.
Thekkady is a seasonal destination. You can visit Thekkady at any time. But, the perfect time to be at Thekkady will be winter. The cool and friendly climate will help you beautifully explore this area. Most of the festivals take place in Thekkady during the winter season. While it will not be a nice time for you to visit Thekkady during the summer season, this will be a time when you will get cheap rates for hotels and resorts. If, without any hurry, you want to visit Thekkady, choose this season. Another time to discover the true beauty of Thekkady is the Monsoon. Do not miss this chance if you are a monsoon lover.
Thekkady tourist attractions
There is an abundance of tea, coffee and spice plantations of different sizes in the fertile land of Kerala. Thekkady is particularly renowned for its cardamom, pepper, vanilla, etc. In addition to seeing these crops, you can also learn how to plant, maintain and harvest them. Thekkady is also renowned for its rubber plantations, so you can learn how to make natural latex rubber from rubber trees.
In Kerala, the history of spices dates back to ancient history. Kerala can be dubbed one of the world's spice capitals. Get to mix and get to know more about the spices with the local farmers. You can buy these spices and tea from the local stores, too.
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation is an ecological park founded with the aid of advanced agricultural techniques to grow medicinal herbs and spices and disseminate the knowledge of growing them. The park extends over a five-acre area and has a Spice Garden and an Organic Farm that can be explored along with the amazing landscape. The town of Vandiperiyar near the Periyar Thekkady River feeds the famous tea plantations. Today, with a number of tea processing factories, the place has become a major trade centre.
Tourists get the opportunity to learn more about the method of producing tea. They will get the chance to see the plucking of the tea leaves into the other processes and final development. They even get the opportunity to sample the tea's different flavours. The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Gardens with a large rose, orchids and plantations of anthuriam add to this, add to the beauty of the site. This site is situated 60 kilometres away from Kottayam.
Bamboo rafting Thekkady
The eco-friendly programme brings visitors to the dense forests on a hike and then to the catchments area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve on a bamboo raft. The bamboo rafting team consists of a maximum of 10 visitors, 5 guides and an armed guard to defend against the wild animals. The bamboo rafting team consists of a maximum of 10 tourists, 5 guides and one armed guard. Tourists have a panoramic view of the lake and forests during this programme and are also given a rare opportunity to meet wild animals and birds. The forests are rich in bird life and arboreal animals such as giant squirrels and Nilgiri langur. Rafting takes about three hours and you get a panoramic view of the lake-reflected forest-clad hills. Animals such as the elephant, the gaur, and the sambar are seen near the edges of the lake.
Thekkady wildlife safari
With the Periyar Tiger Reserve's hiking and rafting programmes, have a day full of fun from sunrise to sunset. One can come across exotic animals such as Gaur, Elephants, Sloth Bear and many more. These treks will take you to altitudes ranging from 8000 metres to 1500 metres. The hike will start at 8 am in the morning. There are 10 tourists on the tour, and two guides and an armed forest guard are mandatory. This activity is sure to give you life-long memories.
Enjoy a Jeep expedition through this picturesque land and get a close view of those parts that are inaccessible by foot. The trip includes dense green foliage, thick forests, cascading waterfalls and aromatic spice plantations. Thekkady is one of the ideal off-the-track destinations for a wilderness retreat full of trekking, birding, shoals, etc. In addition to many birds along this stretch, one can watch troops of langurs, giant squirrels, etc. Be prepared, you might even come across a tiger chasing a herd of sambar deer!
Nature walk thekkady
With Nature Walk, discover nature in its own terrain. Enjoy a fun walk through the magic of woodland, interact with nature in its pristine form. Nature Walk is the perfect programme to experience nature, hear its whispers, and smell its flowers. Nature Walk is an interpretive programme that provides excellent opportunities to watch birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands frequently pass through the trails. The trekking routes are made up of different nature trails traversing various ecosystems, typically 4 to 5 km in length.
In complete harmony with its scenic beauty, the wildlife comes together to make Thekkady a proper destination for nature lovers. Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) is Kerala's oldest and largest protected area, nestled in the southern Western Ghats of peninsular India. There is a rich variety of vertebrates in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Together, the numerous forest forms, vayals, marshes, and a large aquatic ecosystem sustain 62 mammal species.
- Pickup from Theni.
- After Refreshment at Theni.
- After a wholesome breakfast to visit Suruli falls.
- Located at a mere distance of 6 km, Suruli Falls is a must visit place to witness the beauty of water flowing between lush green trees.
- To visit Cumbam valley grapes garden and 1008 Sivalinga temple.
- Then proceed towards Thekkady on the way visit Penniquick Memorial Hall.
- Hotel Check In.
- Overnight stay @ Hotel –Thekkady.
- Savour a lovely breakfast at Hotel and then proceed towards Boating in Thekkady Lake.
- Tucked in the heart of the jungle, Thekkady or Periyar Lake is famous for its wide varieties of wildlife. You can also take a boat ride in the reservoir that provides water to the forest.
- After that proceed to visit Elephant Ride, Spice Garden ,etc..,
- At evening, we can see Kerala cultural art forms such as kathakali and Kalari.
- Kathakali and India's oldest form of martial arts, Kalaripayyattu, are cultural activities that explicitly include the traditional dance form.
- Come back to Hotel
- Overnight stay @ Hotel -Thekkady.
- On Third day ,After Breakfast and then check out from Hotel.
- Proceed to visit Mullaperiyar Dam.
- Then Proceed to visit Theni famous Veerapandi Sri Gowmari amman temple, River and Vaigai Dam.
- Finally drop at Theni with sweet memories of Thekkady.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport