BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THEKKADY

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THEKKADY

Discover Thekkady offers unique experiences that will help you explore and learn about the diverse culture and beauty of Thekkady. We are dedicated to providing our guests with the best possible service and the most memorable experiences.

From trekking, boating and camping, to sightseeing and wildlife jeep safaris, we are here to ensure that you get the most out of your time in Thekkady. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will help you find the best places to visit, ensuring that you make the most of your time in this incredible part of India.

Find out here all wonderful places to vist in Thekkady

periyar wild life sanctuary

PERIYAR WIDLIFE SANCTUARY

Periyar wildlife sanctuary The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Thekkady, is a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Situated in the Western Ghats, this sanctuary is spread over 777 square kilometers and boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including precious sandalwood forests. The sanctuary is home to many exotic species, such as elephants, tigers, leopards, wild buffalo, sambar deer, and nilgiri langurs. A boat ride on the Periyar lake is a unique experience where you can witness the wildlife up close. Additionally, the Department of Forest organizes bamboo rafting and trekking activities through the sanctuary’s forest. For those who wish to stay within the sanctuary, the ‘Hotel Lake Palace’ is a great option to book a room. This hotel is situated inside the Periyar sanctuary and was built by the Travancore royal family.

GAVI

Gavi, situated approximately 40 kilometers away from Thekkady, is a picturesque forest village renowned for its lush green forests, stunning lake, and serene mountains. It is an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and those looking for a tranquil getaway. One of the main attractions of Gavi is the thrilling jeep safari through the forest routes, providing an exhilarating experience. The village is also a paradise for bird watchers, with a diverse range of over 260 bird species found here. You can also enjoy a peaceful boat ride on the beautiful lake. As Gavi is located within the deep forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, travelers may even get a rare sighting of tigers during their visit.

vagamon

VAGAMON

Vagamona serene hill station situated approximately 43 kilometers away from Thekkady, is renowned for its picturesque meadows, misty hills, and charming lake. It is an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The stunning Pine forest in Vagamon offers beautiful scenery to every visitor. Additionally, Vagamon is famous for its paragliding facilities, providing a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area. Adventure Jeep rally is also held every year in Vagamon. The lush green meadows where cows graze gives for an unforgettable sight for every tourist. There are also plenty of tea gardens and factories to visit in Vagamon.

chellarkovil waterfalls

CHELLARCOVIL

A serene village located approximately 15 kilometers from Thekkady, is famous for its breathtaking waterfalls called ‘Aruvikuzhi’ and mesmerizing scenic beauty. This place is perfect for travelers looking for a village experience with spice farms. View from border hill gives to us a panoramic views of the Tamil Nadu green farm fields. It is a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life, offering visitors a chance to unwind and relax in nature’s lap.

kumily

KUMILY

Kumily, located just 4 kilometers away from Thekkady, serves as the gateway town to the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary. The town is renowned for its spice plantations, where visitors can witness the cultivation of a variety of spices, such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. In addition, you can explore the spice markets in Kumily, where you can purchase fresh spices and herbs. Kumily is home to numerous hotels, resorts, and homestays that offer excellent accommodation facilities to those visiting Thekkady. Kumily is situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border and is part of the Kerala state. The people of Kumily have migrated from various areas of the Kottayam district, and spices traders who speak English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu operate in the town. Kumily is an important center for exporting Green Cardamom from Kerala.

cumbum

CUMBUM

Cumbum is a beautiful town located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, about 22 kilometers from Thekkady. The town is known for its lush green grape plantations, which make for a perfect destination for those seeking to explore the natural beauty of the Cumbum.
The grapevines are arranged in neat rows and stretch out as far as the eye can see. The best time to visit the grape plantations is between September to May when the grapes are in full bloom.
During your visit to Cumbum, you can take a walk through the grape plantations, learn about the different varieties of grapes, and even pluck some fresh grapes right off the vines. You can also witness the grape harvesting process and learn about the winemaking process.

idukki dam

IDUKKI DAM

The Idukki Dam, located in the Idukki district of Kerala, is a hydroelectric dam built across the Periyar River. As one of the tallest arch dams in Asia, it generates electricity for the entire state of Kerala since its completion in 1975. The dam’s location amidst verdant hills and forests makes it an attractive tourist destination, offering a tranquil ambiance and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Visitors to the dam can enjoy a boat ride on the reservoir, which is one of the most popular activities. It provides an excellent vantage point to appreciate the dam’s architectural grandeur and admire the natural beauty of the hills and forests. Additionally, trekking enthusiasts can hike in the nearby ‘Kalvari Mount’ to explore the region’s picturesque terrain.

The Idukki Dam opens to the public during significant Kerala holidays like Onam, Christmas, and summer vacation. A visit to this impressive engineering marvel and natural wonder is a memorable experience that will leave visitors with lasting memories.

ottakathala medu
OTTAKATHALA MEDU VIEW POINT

Otakthala Medu is a scenic view point located in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is situated at an altitude of 1,650 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The view point is accessible by road and is located about 4 km from Thekkady town.

At the Otakthala Viewpoint, visitors can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Thekkady Lake and the mist-covered hills in the distance. The view point is especially popular among nature lovers, photographers and adventure lovers who enjoy trekking and hiking.
The cool and fresh mountain air, along with the natural beauty of the surroundings, makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

All in all, a visit to Otakthala View Point is a must-do for every traveler to Thekkady and is sure to leave visitors with unforgettable memories of Thekkady’s stunning natural beauty.

paruthumpara

PARUMTHUMPARA 

Parunthumpara is a scenic hill station and view point located in the peerumade village of Idukki district in India. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 4,500 feet above sea level and is known for its breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and tea plantations.

The name “Parunthumpara” literally means “Eagle Rock” in Malayalam, and it is believed that the hill got its name because of its shape, which resembles an eagle in flight. The view from the top of Parunthumpara is truly mesmerizing and is a photographer’s delight. Visiters can get a long view of ‘sabarimala temple area from here.

Visitors to Parunthumpara can enjoy a panoramic view of the nearby areas, including the rolling hills covered in lush green tea plantations, the winding roads that snake through the mountains, and the misty valleys that stretch out as far as the eye can see.

In addition to the stunning views, Parunthumpara is also known for its cool and pleasant climate, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

rose park thekkady
ROSE PARK THEKKADY

Rose Park in Thekkady is a picturesque haven that seamlessly blends natural beauty with a plethora of exciting activities. The well-maintained park is a visual delight, boasting a vibrant array of roses that creates a serene backdrop for various recreational pursuits. Adventure enthusiasts can revel in a range of activities, from archery and shooting to the thrill of zip-lining and kayaking.

  For a touch of technology, the 4D theater adds a dash of innovation to the experience. Families can make a day of it by opting for combo tickets that provide access to multiple attractions within the park.

 Safety is a top priority, ensuring that every adventure, whether it’s pedal boating on the tranquil waters or enjoying a meal at the on-site restaurant, is not only enjoyable but secure.

  Rose Park is undoubtedly a fun-filled, sporty paradise for kids, friends, and families alike, promising a day of laughter, excitement, and shared memories.

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Discover Thekkady.com  offers an incredible opportunity to explore the magnificent tourist destination, Thekkady. With our expert guidance, you can explore the best that Thekkady has to offer, from the lush green forests of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to the spice plantations of Kumily. Our customized tours and activities, including boat rides on Periyar lake, bamboo rafting, elephant ride, ayurveda massag, hot air baloon ride, jungle jeep safari and trekking in the forest, cater to every traveler’s needs. DiscoverThekkady also provides comfortable and convenient tour planing for visitors, ensuring a hassle-free trip. So, come and experience the beauty and tranquility of Thekkady with us!