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Top Things To Do In Thekkady

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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

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

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!

This activity is organized in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Periyar Lake, and is a part of a nature walk. On a tour to excursion ba...

  • Bamboo Rafting
  • Backwaters
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for families

Jeep Safari In Thekkady

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

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
  • Nature
  • Wildlife

Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

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
  • Wildlife
  • Nature
  • Adventure

Elephant Ride In Thekkady

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india

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
  • Nature
  • Wildlife
  • Adventure


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Umesh's 5 days trip to Thekkady

Kerala Trip with Family was a beautiful trip organised by Namaskaram Travels. Hotels & Cab were perfect in my case. My driver Umesh was very cooperative and soft spoken.

Umesh Jain Delhi

Anam's 6 days trip to Thekkady

Our kerela trip experience was awesome. And the cab driver Prathosht allotted to us was very nice person he always has concern about our safety and showed us all view points. Our first ever houseboat experience at Alleppey was awesome . Thanks alot for making our honeymoon trip memorable

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Sagholkar's 3 days trip to Thekkady

Our Cochin travel was comfortable and awesome . Great help by Mr. Rahjad. Vehicle was neat and clean driver Gopi was very polite and informative. Definitely will recommend.

Sagholkar Mumbai

Balagurusamy's 4 days trip to Thekkady

Very good and comfortable trip.Thanks Travel Triangle.

Balagurusamy Gopalakrishnan Chennai

Bimalrwt's 5 days trip to Thekkady

Overall experience is good...the best part of the trip was house boat..... Some food issue in cherai bcz it is very deficult to find pure vegetarian food in cherai Houseboat was the best experience

Bimalrwt New delhi

Ravisharma's 4 days trip to Thekkady

Overall trip was good, we enjoyed alot and hotel, food and locations was very good specially liked the view from hotels

Ravisharma New delhi

Abhishek's 4 days trip to Thekkady

The planned trip is good every facilities are decent tree house is provided is best but boat house experience is not great boat house is not premium. The one hotel has not have great breakfast Other things are good and decent

Abhishek Mehta Ahmedabad

Rohit's 4 days trip to Thekkady

Please note my bag was accidentally left at my last location on varakala at the hotel dasahadan cliff and beach resort I am regular touch with traveling guider shajid (from back to travel) he is also touched with the agent from the hotel (mobile number of the hotel person - 9562313513) The hotel person promise to courier the bag on the address shared by shajid on Monday and after getting feedback from the hotel about bag The bag wasn't still courrierd on the desired adress send by shajid Shajid mobile number - +91 99116 09550 I am attaching digital of bag with this As there are some important documents in bag Please courier my bag asap

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Sushant's 6 days trip to Thekkady

We took the package of Kerala from J square holidays for 7 days. We all had amazing time in the kerala...all things have managed by J square holidays. The cab and hotels were also good. Houseboat experience is also quite nice in's an unique experience for all of us...

Sushant Karanure Mumbai

Mudit's 8 days trip to Thekkady

Hotel booked could have been slight better overall a good trip.

Mudit Dhingra Pune

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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.

In Thekkady the cost of a one and a half hour ride from the Elephant Junction is roughly Rs. 1300. 

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