5) Bullock Cart Discoveries :
This program takes you in a unique experience through farm lands, vine orchards, jasmine garden, a typical tamil temple, coconut groves, a meandering river side trail and the sleepy village of Gudalur, the setting very similar to R.K.Narayanan’s Malgudi Days. And you ride on a bullock cart guided by people who were once poachers from Tamilnadu. This is a trans-boundary tourism initiative of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The program starts at 6 am in the morning and 2.30 pm in the afternoon.
6) Elephant Ride :
This program offers one a rare opportunity to experience the safari on an elephant.The 30 minute safari is through a spice plantation where the gentle breeze will refresh one with the spice-scented air. More options are available for those with strong heart-you can enjoy elephant rides to the forest interior and have a thrilling close view of various animals like Bisons,Sambar Deers and other Elephants.Elephant rides are organised at the Periyar Sanctuary by the private people.
Time : 10 am to 5 pm
7) Jeep Safare / Gavi Tour :
Starting from your accommodation to Jungle, jeep will travel inside the forest 70 km . Jeep safari starts the journey morning 6.am and drops at your place after completing jungle ride covering all major view points and safari include the transportation and needful permissions to enter the gavi forest only.
Entry Timing : 6 AM – 6 PM
8) Mangla Devi Temple :
The Mangla Devi Temple is located at the distance of 15 kms from the region of Thekkady. With ancient Pandian type architecture at the height of 1337 m on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, the temple attracts many pilgrims. Prayers are conducted in this 2000 years old temple only once in a year on a full moon day in between the month of April and May.
Hotel Sandra Palace :
After having super fun Jeep ride , we came to our Hotel . The reason i liked the hotel because of their hospitality cause we were 1 hour late for breakfast (between 7 - 10 am) and still without complaining , they served us delicious breakfast . We packed our bags and headed towards our next journey .