Things To Do In Thekkady
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Top Things To Do In Thekkady
Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences
There are a number of things to do in Thekkady for visitors and travellers. There is a focus on nature related activities as most of the tourist places in Thekkady are related to nature in one way or another. From the various kinds of safaris that can be embarked upon through the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to the treks and nature walks across the spice plantations, Thekkady offers a catalog of activities for nature lovers. For those seeking adventure, there are a couple of activities in Thekkady for them as well.
Again, the main attraction being the Periyar Tiger Reserve, a lot of the things to do in Thekkady revolve around it. There are different safaris and walks that travellers can go on to view the various animals in their natural habitats. Options like the regular jeep safari through the forest and elephant safaris are available to see the reserve. The Periyar Tiger Trail is a trail running through the forest and visitors can get a package and trek on this trail. It can be for 2 or 3 days and there is an escort of local guides and guards for the same. It is as ideal as an activity gets in Thekkady with trekkers exposed to the various species of flora and fauna that are found and preserved here. It should be noted that this is recommended only for people between the age of 15-65 only as it can get strenuous.
For the more adventurous kind, there is an opportunity to go bamboo rafting in Thekkady. This is an all day activity with rafting taking place in some of the forest’s most dense areas. For those who enjoy bird watching and bird photography, the bamboo rafting is a must do as well, with this being the best way to get good pictures of birds and smaller mammals like the Nilgiri Langur and the giant flying squirrel. Another one of the adventure activities in Thekkady is going boating in Periyar lake. Much like the bamboo rafting, this too provides an excellent view of the verdant forests and hills around.
Bamboo Rafting In Thekkady
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady - 685536
Thekkady or Periyar, as it is sometimes known, is famous for its backwaters. And bamboo rafting in Thekkady is one activity that lets you witness the beauty of backwaters at its best!
- Bamboo Rafting
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Jeep Safari In Thekkady
Jeep safari in Thekkady through the rocky terrains is a thrilling experience. It is a must do for those in love with adrenaline rush. It is a very popular activity in Thekkady, and tourists and nature lovers always opt for this. The safari covers the dense and lush forests, waterfalls, spice plantations, and the rich green ...
- Jeep Safari
Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady
The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest and most well maintained wildlife reserves in India. The Reserve is full of picturesque scenery. You are not required to pay any entry fee here. The Periyar Tiger Trail is an exciting project started by the forest department. It gives all the thrill-seeking individ...
- Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Ride In Thekkady
Elephant ride in Thekkady is one of the most popular activity for tourists in the city. A Thekkady elephant ride offers a chance to enjoy a breathtaking view of the tea and cardamom plantations to tourists. While on an elephant, you can access the otherwise inaccessible areas of the Periyar National Park, due to the rough t...
- Elephant rides
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Trip to ThekkadyOverall the experience of our trip to Kerala was neither very good nor bad, but the dealing with the Tour operator was very bad. Once the booking is done, they don't bother about you :( If you have no other alternative you will end up in very bad memories of your trip. Rooms: - Munnar - room provided was not clean and even food was also bad. - Thekkady - Room provided in Thekkady was good. Jeep safari in Thekkady was waste of money (3K). Did not seen even a single animal and Jeep driver points to a dot on far away hill and tells you are lucky to find a dot(which he said was an Elephant). Our daughter was very much dis-appointed as we promised her to show the animals. The tour organizers show the pictures which are very impressive, but the true fact was quite opposite. - Alleppey - Our driver asked us to contact the Tour operator(Nitin from, Sethi Travels Think Holiday Group) to get the contact details of house boat. Tour Organizer provided the same, and when we tried to contact the person, they mentioned that NO house boat was reserved on our name. Our total trip from Thekkady to Alleppey we were trying to reach either Tour Organizer or house boat owner, but of no use (hardly phone signals were there on the way), both of them are not at all in sync. Finally our driver arranged for a house boat for which we had to pay an additional cost of 1500/-. Also Tour Organizer promised for a cake and other things as part of booking but he failed to provide the same. He finally promised to pay the difference amount but didn't provide it till date. But overall we had mixed feelings, but the driver we got for the entire tour was good.
Trip to ThekkadyOur driver was very proactive and took us to the best places and guided us for almost everything during the tour. He was very well versed with all the locations and took us to the best spots. Hotel locations were beautiful and rooms were comfortable at all the places be it Munnar, Thekkady or Cherai. Boathouse experience was commendable. Staff were courteous and service was excellent with quality local snacks like banana pakoda etc. Boathouse was the best memory of our tour. Raisoone Travels planned a very comfortable and amazing trip. The people we coordinated with were very helpful and prompt. They suggested us to stay at Cherai beach instead of Cochin and it works perfect for us, as we experienced beautiful and clean beach at Cherai.
Trip to ThekkadyMemorable trip, value for money, good iternary wonder valley at Munnar, Kalari at Thekkady, the meadow at Vagamon, and the boat house in Alleppey
Trip to ThekkadyHotel stay in Thekkady was good but had issues with check-in timings. Had to pay additional 1000 rupees for early check-in. With respect to cab, cab driver was excellent and could talk in English, Tamil and local language. But they had a specific itinerary to cover which was not communicated to me. For spots I asked they were asking to pay extra Overall trip was ok
Trip to ThekkadyOverall it was very good experience. Except hotel services and cleanliness of Periyar nest hotel in Thekkady. Food in hotel was disappointing at every place, so we had to go outside for each meal. Arrangements of houseboat was amazing with candle light dinner. Hotel services in Munar & Kovalam was also great. I would recommend DZ to get best experience of kerela tour.
Trip to ThekkadyExperience with Cab & driver was excellent as he acted as a guide also. Hotel at Thekkady was superb. Facilities at Houseboats could have been improved in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. Overall the trip was memorable. Like to get the services of Travel Triangle in future too. Stay at Grand Thekkady Hotel with upgraded facilities.
Trip to ThekkadyThough everything went well but things could have been better. Below is my detailed Feedback: 1. Hotel (Summer Castle) in Munnar was 18 Km away from the tourist attractions. We can ignore that once but not the hospitality received at Hotel. No Hot Water in the room, Intercom Not working, WiFi not working, Pathetic Breakfast Menu and Dinner menu not as per what they charge. Overall, Very Poor Experince at Munnar Hotel. 2. Hotel Spice Inn in Thekkady is excellent but it is 12 Kms away from town and its literally on Highway. So You can't really go to market or town for evening walk etc. 3. Cab Driver: He left us under Scorching sun at Alleppy to save Parking charges while we were waiting for House Boat Owner to pick us up . It literally took them 1 hour to pick us . Also, House Boat was not anchored at Starting Point but was there somewhere mid of the Lake. So they arranged a power boat to take us to House boat. This process wasted 1.5 Hours and we checked in House Boat at 1.30 pm instead of 12 pm. Cab Driver always giving some or the other excuses for locations which we wanted to visit. Overall, ok-ok kind of experience (not too good, not too bad) .
Trip to ThekkadyKerala Trip - An overall wonderful, amazing, incredible and awesome trip experience. Tour Club International (Mr. Jipson) helped to customize our 7days trip very well. Mr. Saji (Driver) was well experienced and good photographer too. About hotel rating i would give - Rivertree Munnar - 4 star, Summit Hampton, Thekkady - 5 star, Jasmine Palace, Kovalam - 3.5 star, RGV Houseboat, Alappuzha - 3 star. Houseboat could have been better, not as shown in image. Thank you Tour Club for all complimentary things added to our trip. It was fantastic trip with lots of memories. Scenic View of Munnar with Tea plantation everywhere, Idduki Dam view from Kalvari Mount View point, Alappuzha Backwater view
Trip to ThekkadyHotel in Alleppy was super awesome Home stay at Thekkady was truely good Munnar hotel had to change because the one decided was not available despite booking and then the hotel swapped was not upto the mark so the travel agent gave an insta remedy and changed it on spot but travelling took some extra time and effort, At fort kochi the hotel Was good but the quality of food was pathetic . Camelot Hotel will never go out of my memories good ambience nice and comfy stay excellent food quality super efficient staff and truely felt pampered
Trip to ThekkadyWe have mixed experience as far as hotels are concerned. Hotel Pine Tree staff behavior was excellent, they even provided extra bed without any additional cost, food and tea were also of very good quality but their beds were too soft and spongy to be comfortable. Hotel Season Thekkady at Thekkady was comfortable but their food (breakfast) was not good. Houseboat at Alleppy was nice, however there was some cleanliness issue. Children enjoyed the stay at Houseboat. Location of Hotel God's Own Villa at Kovalam was good, however earlier informed hotel was better located. Hotel was good at Kovlam but their food was of substandard quality. Hotel Sea View at Kanyakumari was very good. It's location was perfect. The best hotel in the whole trip we got was at Rameshwaram. Star Palace hotel was perfect and their staff behavior was excellent. They also tried and provided us two suits and one double bed room instead of three double bedrooms without asking for any additional charges. Location of Hotel Lotus at Madurai was also great. Breakfast was also of very good quality though they have no restaurant of their own and arrange it in collaboration of a restaurant situated just in front. As far as vehicle is concerned, it was comfortable but it was not in accordance of what was quoted in the quotation prior and after booking. In place of 9 seater AC Luxry Tempo Traveller we were provided with a 12 seater AC Tempo traveller. Vehicle was also not in best of the condition. But the drniver Mr. Vijay Krishna was excellent. He was very polite, honest, soft spoken, reliable and possess excellent driving capability. We shall always remember him.
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FAQ's of Thekkady
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In Thekkady the cost of a one and a half hour ride from the Elephant Junction is roughly Rs. 1300.
There is boating, border hiking, Bamboo rafting and Jungle safari to Gavi. The safari includes trekking, pedal boating, visit to cardamon plantations as well as the museum.
Thekkady is a place that you would visit to be close to nature and as such, it is a peaceful and luxurious experience. A visit with family is ideal and it is an excellent place to spend some down-time with the family and relax. Of course, if you have friends that share a common interest with you, for example, wildlife/nature photography, then it is a great place to visit with them as well.
In terms of clothes, muted colours like green, brown, grey are recommended as the national park is a main attraction. The clothes should ideally also be comfortable and easy to walk around in. Since the other attractions around Thekkady are nature oriented as well, it makes packing the essentials of mosquito repellent, flashlight and good shoes necessary as well.
The ideal amount of time spent in Thekkady would depend on the traveller's reason for going there. While there are quite a few places around that are not to be missed to see the true beauty of the place, one can ideally see most of them in 3 or 4 days. However, as the biggest attraction is Periyar National Park, anyone visiting Thekkady to spend a few days observing the animals could do with staying a week and seeing some of the other nearby attractions as well.
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