Thekkady is the unique exotic well known Hill station with something to offer everyone means it can please every type of tourists visiting there. The aroma of spices spread through the wind blown in Thekkady, the fascinating wildlife sanctuary makes this destination exotic and relaxing. The Wild life sanctuary is a protected area and is remarked as Elephant Reserve & Tiger Reserve. The extra ordinary geo-morphological diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. The other charming feature of Thekkady is the artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River. The eye catching attraction in Thekkady is the large herds of wild Elephants that come down at the lakes edge. The scenic beauty, wildlife, Aromatic spice plantations makes Thekkady, the paradise for Nature lovers.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Wildlife): Situated on the banks of the Periyar River, the wildlife sanctuary is spread over 777 square kilometres. Periyar is the only sanctuary in India where you can spot exotic animals at close range from a boat. As you cruise down the river, you can watch elephants taking a drink in the river or a tiger stalking its prey, lion tailed monkeys in the trees and even the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
Kumily: Kumily is one of the most important spice growing areas in Kerala, in fact foreigners prefer to buy spices from here because of their excellent flavour and low price
Elephant Riding: The elephant ride from Thekkady is an unforgettable experience. Not only you can interact with the elephants but also have a ride through the wilderness areas
Gavi Visit Optional: Gavi; Green Symphony of God’s own country is 45 Km away from Thekkady. Gavi is a popular Garden Route for Travels. Gavi spread across the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve; it is a quiet, beautiful and pristine forest haven. These evergreen forests are a bundant with magnificent wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, & mouse deer’s, Lion tailed macaque, other varieties of monkeys, Nilgiri Marten a lot more. Gavi offers complete acquaintance with flora around .It is home to over 320 species of birds – the great Indian Horn bills, Sun birds, wood peckers, Kingfishers and myriads of mynas, dogos, cuckoos and bulbuls-truly any birder’s dream .