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Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady

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Tourism in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve 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 individuals a novel chance to observe the untamed life in a forest from up close. The tiger trail in the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is a famous activity. It includes an overnight stay deep inside the forest, along with trekking. This is organised by Government Forest Department.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady offers a two days and one night package. It covers a distance of around 35 kilometres. Along with the visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, there is the Jungle Night Patrol activity in Thekkady that people like to do, provided they are aware of it. As a part of the patrol, you go for a late night walk inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Each night, a maximum of two teams of 5 – 8 patrollers are allowed. Each team is accompanied by 2 guides and an armed forest guard. The timings for this are 10 at night to 4 in the morning daily.

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Places To Visit In Thekkady

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  • Anakkara In Thekkady

    Anakkara is a small village in the Idukki district of Kerala. Anakkara lies in the Western Ghats at a height of 4000 feet above the sea level. Anakkara is famous for its spice plantations and is situated at a distance of about 13 km from Thekkady and 120 km from Kottayam. It has comfortable climate throughout the year with ...

    • Spice plantations
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  • Periyar Lake In Thekkady

    The Periyar lake in Thekkady is part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The Periyar Lake was formed during the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar river in the year 1895. Periyar Lake offers one of its kind of animal watching, where the tourists can watch the animals very closely, sitting comfortably ...

    • Lake
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    • Boating
    • Tea plantations
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  • Mangladevi Temple In Thekkady

    Mangaladevi Temple in Thekkady is a 1000 years old temple which is located in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This temple is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Thekkady. Mangaladevi Temple is situated at an altitude of about 1300 metres above the sea level.

    There is a very interesting phenomenon behind the Manga...

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  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary In Thekkady

    Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is located in Kerala. This national park and wildlife sanctuary is a protected area for elephants and tigers. It is located in the Pandalam Hills of the Western Ghats. The total protected area of this wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 900 sq km. A vast variety of plants and an...

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Things To Do In Thekkady

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  • Bamboo Rafting In Thekkady

    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 ...

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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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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    Khozem Zaki

    Indore

    Khozem's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Resort in Munnar was very nice, And House boat in Alleppy was also great with good food and hospitality. Only rooms in Thekkady was not so perfect, As I was expecting. In terms of view, interior & size Also there was a lack of communication with driver, Could not understand language English or Hindi

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    Taheer Mohd

    Wallahjah rd

    Taheer's 4 days trip to Thekkady

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    Princy Ebenezer

    Chennai

    Princy's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    We planned for 4days 3 nights trip to Kerala with family members. The hotels arranged for the stay was really impressive. we even had delicious meals arranged by the hotel staffs. On the first day we stayed at North centre, Ernakulam the service was really good. Second day the house boat they promised was swapped for whatever that was available at the time which was bit disappointing yet we managed to have great time even though the service in houseboat was not pleasent. Staffs were not friendly. On the third day we stayed at Falcon crest resort where the service was extraordinary. Such a pleasant place to stay. We faced a few problems. The cab arranged for us initially met with an accident right before we started our journey so at the last minute our travel agent has to arrange whatever available. The itinerary given to us and the one given to our cab drivers differed in a way that our itinerary included sightseeing in vagamon in the package where as the one given to the cab drivers only talked about dropping us in the falcon crest resort and picking us up the next morning. So they demanded extra money to take us to sightseeing. We contacted our travel agent regarding this issue, he said he will sort it out i don't have to worry and he asked us not to pay extra so we promised the cab driver that this issue will be sorted out. So they took us to sightseeing we had a good day and the next day due to certain reasons ( i really have no idea what ) the travel that took 5 hrs usually according to the hotel incharge and cab drivers, took 7 hrs for us there was no traffic too the cab drivers spoiled our entire day on purpose we didn't get to go for any sightseeing still we didn't make a complaint and yet kept asking the travel agent if the issue regarding itinerary was sorted. Our travel agent said they spoke to concerned person and it's not necessary for us to pay any money. But this was not sorted out for the cab drivers or atleast according to them, they didn't receive any call regarding this. So they purposely made us to reach the railway station on the neck of the moment. Our return train was at 9.45 we reached the station at 9.15 and the driver started demanding for money. We contacted our travel agent and suddenly he was out of reach. We called him multiple times he didn't just pick up the call. Then we reached out the agency which provided cab driver. His response was not proper so we had to call another travel agent from namaskaram travels who finally picked up and said the same thing as said by my travel agent " dont worry mam you don't need to pay extra we will sort it out" so we made the travel agent to speak to the cab drivers but still they haven't sorted it out.. there was no time left and we had to leave if we had to catch the train so we spoke to both the travel agent and cab agency and left the drivers leaving the issue un solved. In the meantime the behavior of one of our drivers was not good. On the night they dropped us to falcon crest hotel they got drunk and passes mean comments on few our family members ( ladies ) and that one guy continued to follow them from the parking till outside of their rooms .. the men in our family stayed with them the whole night for protection...This was brought to our notice only at the end of our trip so we couldn't raise any complaint earlier. That driver's name as provided by travel agency is added below for reference. Driver: Mr. Nisar KL 41 H 1597 Mobile - 9745274646 Mobile - 9400184600 Kindly take this to your consideration and kindly do a BACKGROUND check on the drivers before allocating them. And i felt that the travel agents where not responsible enough. Even when they had enough time to sort the issue out they didn't. So kindly dont show this kind of behaviour to others. The only best thing about this trip was our stay at Falcon crest resort. The ambience and hospitality they provided was extraordinary.

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    Sai Sampath

    Pithapuram

    Sai's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Should give complete information about food in munnar castel disappointed Jeep Safari and bout house

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    Mirnal Upadhayay

    Ashburn

    Mirnal's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Having good experience & fabulous trip and all hotels booked was good atmosphere specially Munnar - White house, Cab driver Mr. Jyothish was too friendly and such a feel like brother but at the end of the trip causes of some miss - communication by coordinator spoil houseboat experience causes of boarding in it at 4.30pm instead of 11am and wasted whole day at road, so it was too short for us after paid full day amount then after that houseboat was not up-to the mark or as per expectation compatible with other houseboats. Thanks for the made wonderful days in Kerala but please improve some more qualities in services delivery Good platform traveltriangle.com

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    Christo Wilmon

    Chennai

    Christo's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Trip is totally wonderful, The schedule charted out by travelmania was fabulous and each and every minute details of the trip were given attention to. Special mention to Kiran Sati who provided all the details with in no time. Thanks to the whole team.

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    AmaR Rana

    Bangalore

    Ama R's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    Hi Team, I would like to provide my views for this trip. All booking and everything by travel agent was perfect but the "Ayur Garden and Spa" disappointed us they even didn't greet us as per quote or not even by welcome drink after long journey. Similarly same hotel didn't have facilities of spa. Food quality is ok. Specially for this hotel i am rating it as 3. Since "Deshadhan hotel" in Varkala it's really awesome and really enjoyed. Pagoda resort was again ok and houseboat was good. All other sevices are really great and we enjoyed a lot. Thank you for everything.

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    Narendra Nadh

    Bangalore

    Narendra's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    1.Before confirm the trip,i asked about the drive whether he can speak English or not they said that he can speak English but the driver don't know English . 2.Driver don't know the tourist places in Kerala.

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    Nitish Sri

    Hyderabad

    Nitish's 6 days trip to Thekkady

    Great experience and amazing Places seen in kerala,The Travel Agent Sagar Srivastava was helpful throughout and easy to reach out to all the time. The driver was very good and polite. The Hotels are Awesome.. They have covered all the places mentioned in Itinerary. Thank you MAXIS HOLIDAYS for memorable trip.. Hope to plan more trips with them..!!! Great experience and amazing Places seen in kerala,The Travel Agent Sagar Srivastava was helpful throughout and easy to reach out to all the time. The driver was very good and polite. The Hotels are Awesome.. They have covered all the places mentioned in Itinerary. Thank you MAXIS HOLIDAYS for memorable trip.. Hope to plan more trips with them..!!!

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    Satish Patnam

    Hyderabad

    Satish's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Booking was smooth with BookItForgetIt and all things were arranged well. Only thing I had to follow up was for the pickup from airport to my stay in Kochi on the first day. Only problem was with the food in Kerala as everywhere in the hotel all items are with no salt and no

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    FAQ's of Thekkady

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    Tiger sightings in Periyar are not all that frequent. However, the number of tigers has reached a healthy amount now and it is definitely worth taking a chance. Who knows, you might come face to face with one.

    It is completely alright for children to be visit Periyar and it is quite safe as long as they are kept in check by their chaperones/parents. However, apart from the controlled area, it is hazardous for anyone to get separated from their group. 

    Photography in case of a tiger sighting is permitted, however, as some sightings can be fleeting, it is a good idea to get as good a look as you can before whipping out the camera. 

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