Surrounded by Lush Jungle, Thekkady is preserving one of the largest tiger reserves in India. It’s Periyar National Reserve is definitely a major attraction in the district and a large number of tourists flock it every year. This is the only place in India where you can enjoy Bamboo Rafting. Let’s have a look at the other attractions in Thekkady.
1. Periyar National Park
Proud of Kerala, Periyar National Park is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world. The region is famous for its lush greenery, adventurous activities, and stunning views all around. This is a place where you can easily spot elephants wandering and other rare species such as wild-boar and Lion-tailed Macaque.
2. Bamboo Rafting
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Tourists who love to indulge in water sports adventure, Bamboo Rafting is a great choice for them. Forest department of Thekkady offers this watersports activity to the tourists. The catchment area of National Park allows you to experience Bamboo Rafting.
3. Thekkady Lake
Nestled right in the middle of the Jungle, Thekkady or Periyar Lake is popular for its wide variety of water animals. You can also enjoy boating in this reservoir.
4. Kadathanadan Kalari Centre Visit
It is said that Kalarippayattu is the oldest Martial Art form invented by Sage Parshuram. Kadathanadan Kalari is a renowned centre for arranging the shows for this popular martial art form. The show goes on for hours and teaches you some of the great self-defence techniques.
5. Border Hiking
Various private agencies have conducted programs of hiking into the wilderness. Forest department of this region also deals in the same activity. If you are a true adventurer, you must try it.
6. Periyar Tiger Trail
Trekking along the tiger trail is the must to do a thing as you go through thick vegetation in the supervision of guides and other Fort Department Officials. Tourists may spot elephants, sambhars, tigers on the way.
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7. Chellarkovil Viewpoint
Chellarkovil Viewpoint is famous for introducing stunning views of hilly terrains covered in lush green vegetation refreshed with a gorgeous waterfall. An already installed telescope helps you to explore the beauty of this region in deep.
A quaint little town, Vandiperiyar offers amazing views with an enchanting River Periyar flows through it. However, Vandiperiyar is famous for the cultivation of spices and herbs. Travellers who think they are very close to nature should visit Government Agricultural Farm and Flower Garden. The expansive coffee and tea plantations are other major attractions of Vandiperiyar.
9. Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
A famous ecological park in Thekkady, Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation was founded to produce medicinal herbs and spices. The park is spread in the area of 5 acres and it is occupying a spice garden and an Organic Farm. All these farms and plantations can be explored with stunning landscapes.
10. Mudra Cultural Centre
If you want to enjoy traditional dance forms such as Kathakali, you must visit the Mudra Cultural Centre. Kalaripayattu, the oldest martial-art form is also represented here. Tourists can watch stunning preparations done by artists before performing in front of an audience. Watching the live shows is the best way to know about the cultures and traditions adopted by the locals.
Alone Thekkady has enough to offer you. Make your plan or Book Kerala Tour Package to explore God’s own country.