Best time to visitNovember- May
Things to doboating, tours, photography
Thekkady is a place in the Idukki District of Kerala and is also a part of the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The main reasons of its popularity are the attractions which are a part of it and the ones surrounding it. The main attractions within Thekkady are Murikkady known for spices and coffee plantations and the Chellar Kovil known for its natural beauty and waterfalls. The surrounding attractions include the Mangala Devi Temple and the Nearby International Airport.
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Reviews of Thekkady • 17
We reached to Thekkady exactly by 7 and directly went to Cultural centre , "Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kalari Centre" . Kadathanadan Kalari Centre & Navarasa Kathakali in Thekkady is one of the places in Kerala where you can watch Kathakali. Hour-long demonstrations of the exciting Keralan martial art of kalarippayat are staged here every evening. Tickets are available from the box office throughout the day and is it 200 per person. Even though the theatre only has bare essentials, the show is breathtaking.
Morning Bells ! Oops I got late it was 8:00 AM. I quickly got ready and informed the Reception about the same, they were quite friendly unlike some who charge customers on being late. I got my morning bed time coffee and got ready very quickly. I was still on time and I quickly paid up the tariff's and loaded my bags in the car with Mr. Nayyar. I had my breakfast and there onto Thekkady. I visited the beautiful Spice Gardens enroute which is just mind blowing and shopping for some spices which are farm grown, cannot be a better option. In Kerala, specially if you are concerned about spicy foods, you can prefer having Biryanis, Dosas with good Sambhars or spicy chatneys they serve. If you have a sweet taste preference, anything with Coconut garnishing is the best suggestion I could provide. So I checked-in the Wild Corridor in Thekkady. The view was fantastic, the hotel was on hills, one could see just trees on the hills and greenery was 100/100. Mist kept on adding to the beauty. I went to the Periyar Wildlife century to have a look of the Wild Animals the people boast on having a view of. I did see alot of animals in their wild habitats and I was quite happy to see them enjoying in their natural habitat. I just rested there in the evening and next day I had to again head to Kumarakkom. My dinner arrangements and next day Breakfast arrangements was supposed to be in the Hotel.
Periyar tiger Reserve. We always pick a spot for safari in every of our tours. This time was no exception. We did boat safari in afternoon and green walk( jungle trekking) in the next morning spotting Wild Elephants,Bison, Ridley Tortoise, Sambar, Asian Flycatcher, Giant Malabar Squirrel, red mongoose and a lots of cormorant.
10. Periyar Lake | Thekkady | Idukki
This blog was originally posted on travelonmymindNothing could prepare us for an exhilarating experience of camping in a jungle, trekking through the core forest areas,boating along the Periyar river during sunset and delicious ethnic Kerala food to gorge on. Unlike other national forests in India, Periyar tiger reserve in Thekkady allows trekking in the forest – Imagine, if you will, a jungle safari on foot !Periyar tiger reserve, Thekkady nestled in the southern part of Western Ghats sprawls over 925 sq kms and is home to a variety of rare and endangered fauna and flora.
The elephant-capital of India, Thekkady's wild, natural beauty easily competes with the cultural gems of Kerala. Home to the Periyar Natural Reserve and numerous elephant camps, Thekkady is your tryst with Kerala's brimming wildlife. No matter where you begin and where you end, Thekkady is mandatory on a Kerala Itinerary.
Thekkady is around 87 kms from Munnar. Its famous for coffee and spice plantation. I some how loved this place. Its quite lively as compared to other places. There are many things to do in Thekkady. We went to see kathakali dance show in the evening and also jungle safari which was amazing. Then next day we went to Perriyar forest walk and boating. It was beautiful. We also went for elephant ride which was truly amazing experience.
Go only to enjoy the amazingly beautiful road between kumily to Munnar. .breathtaking scenery
From Cochin [often called by the name Ernakulam], it’s a 4-5 hour drive to either Thekkady or Allepey. If you’re into wildlife reserves, then Thekkady is not to be missed given that Periyar Tiger Reserve is present here. This is one of the places where nature is in it’s glory
Thekkady is the best place to observe wildlife. It is one of the dream destination for me. This place has all kinds of animals including deer, boar, lion, giraffe and other places to visit here are Spice garden where you have all the ayurveda medicine found. The Periyar lake is bliss along with the tea garden which is so huge . One can spend 1-2 days enjoying the view and beauty of Thekkady.
After early breakfast, checked-out from the hotel and we all went to Thekkady. On arrival, checked-in to the hotel Periyar Meadows and had lunch. In the afternoon, proceeded for a soul soothing boat cruise through the backwaters near Thekkady. Thekkady is known for its Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. During the cruise, stopped over at this fascinating town and observed the wild animals in their natural habitat. Later in the evening, visited the theatre and enjoyed the traditional Kathakali Show (in a non-air-conditioned theatre). Common activities which travellers do and we did too was indulge in shopping, take a tour around the Spice Plantations or enjoy an elephant ride in the evening. Returned to your hotel in the eveningand enjoyed a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel after a hearty dinner.
This morning we cycle to Thekkady. Post lunch, we will cycle to Periyar Tiger Reserve. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq. km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Enjoy a boat safari and see herds of elephants and sambars and also tiger, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
Elephant Park, Kalaripayattu, Kathakali Dance, Spice Garden, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Trekking
We went to Periyaar National park in Thekaady. It was a water trail & we saw many birds & animals on our way. It will be an interesting place for nature lovers.
Day 7: A spectacular climb out of Munnar, we'll ride through God's Own Route. We'll ride all along tea gardens and lakes and descend our way, pedaling thought the small villages and hamlets, leading it's way to Thekkady. After lunch, a specialist in ayurvedic medicine will teach us the healing powers of Kerala spices, followed by our stay at Spice village and a treat of some special tribal cuisine. Distance cycled: 70 kms / 43 miles Day 8: This day will start with a private nature walk and boat safari in Periyar National Park, learning about the many species in this wildlife reserve on a well guided tour. This will be followed by an interesting visit to spice and rubber plantations. And later that evening, you'll even learn how to cook yourself something delicious from the Kerala cuisine, with an effective use of local spices. Widernest Resort will be our retreat for the two nights we stay at Thekkady. Built close to the Periyar, this resort offers a comfortable stay. Distance cycled: 30 kms / 20 miles (optional)