Exploring Thekkady

Thekkady is a fascinating town located near Periyar National Park in Idukki district, which is a famous site of tourism in the state of Kerala, Southern India. Don’t miss these spots in Thekkady,

Periyar National Park

This greatly known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is located in the hills of the Western Ghats of Kerala, in southern India and covers an area of 777 km², of which 360 km2 is dense evergreen forest. The National Park is the treasure of many animals including tigers, elephants, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards, and Indian bison. It has the Periyar Lake which is popular for boating. The Mullaperiyar Dam is an artificial lake built across the Periyar River adds stars to the healing nature, where animals come to drink water and is an amazing view to be seen.

Bamboo rafting

It is one of the excellent games of Thekkady and is a full-day program starting from morning 8 AM to 5 PM evening. It has separate teams, each team having ten tourists accompanied by an armed forest guard and four other guides. It is part of the ‘nature walk’ and gives you an unforgettable experience unwinding nature.

Anakkara

Anakkara is a unique location which is 18 km from Thekkady wildlife sanctuary nested on the Kumily-Munnar state highway and covers 50 square km of area. It is famous for its spice garden “Anakkara the spice plantations” as tourists from all over the country visit this village for rare spices. The cultivation on Anakkara includes cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, nut mace, ginger, vanilla, coffee, tea, food crops such as rice, vegetables, and tapioca.

Chellarkovil

This place also famous for its spices and its location in the top hill gives an alluring feeling up there seeing the plains of Tamil Nadu. It is located at the peak of mount sahya in the Western Ghats and 1200 m above the sea level. It is famous for its lush green mountains, divine waterfalls, and its numerous variety of spices. It is located 15 km from Thekkady.

Vandiperiyar

It is situated in Idukki district, Kerala, Southern India. It is famous for its plantations, including tea, coffee, black pepper, and other spice products. It is beautifully located at an altitude of 836 m above the sea level and is 18 km away from Thekkady.

These are the most popular and mind refreshing sites of Thekkady that you have to visit stepping foot in the land of Thekkady.

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