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Top 12 Exciting Adventure Activities to do in Thekkady

Thekkady has its own natural beauty and it is one of the best tourist places in Kerala.  It’s a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. There are many adventure activities to do in Thekkady that offers great fun and enjoyment for families, couples, and kids. Besides trekking and mountain walks there are many other activities like fishing, bamboo rafting, etc.  One day may not be enough to cover all the places in Thekkady and to do all these adventures. So plan for a stay in the best resort in Thekkady where you have different packages according to your preference and enjoy your holidays in Thekkady.

Trekking, Rock Climbing, and Camping

Trekking, Rock Climbing and Camping - Resort in Thekkady

The Thekkady area is largely mountainous and offers excellent opportunities for adventure sports such as extensive treks, angling, and rock climbing. Treks through routes that run in different directions through the plantation on the hill across the lake. And outdoor night camping in the plantations is also available.


Nature and Green walk

Nature and Green Walk - Best Resort In Thekkady

There are opportunities for watching birds, butterflies and other wildlife passing through a range of habitats during the 4-5 km 3-hours walk. These treks go through different nature trails inside the Park. There will be a tribal guide to guide you through the nature walk.



Fishing - Resorts in Idukki

Fishing is an interesting activity for many people to do. There are many fishing spots and rivers in Thekkady where you can catch fishes. You can also set up a barbeque beside the river to cook your caught fishes and enjoy a picnic lunch.


Jungle Scout

Jungle Scout - Luxury Resorts in Kerala

This program envisages a three hour night trek providing a rare opportunity to observe some of the interesting nightlife of the Thekkady forest such as civets, mouse deer, flying squirrel and various nocturnal bird species. 


Cloud Walk

Cloud Walk - Resorts in Thekkady

On this trek, from a vantage point, guests will get to see extending below a panorama of grasslands, evergreen, deciduous and riverine forests and the expanses of land irrigated by the Periyar river, the Cumbam Valley, the heights of Mangaladevi, Kumarikulam, the escarpments of the Fort of Periyar and the Palani hills in the distance. There are chances of sighting some habitat specialist birds and butterflies including endemics like the Nilgiri Pipit, broad-tailed grassbird, tree nymph. Guests can also experience the rich cultural heritage of the Mannan Tribe that has been preserved in the form of the artifacts in the Tribal Heritage Museum.

Café - Spices – Shop

Spices Shop - Top Resorts in Thekkady

Set at the entrance to the plantation beside the highway, the café serves a range of snacks and beverages all made from organic produce. Open to the environment on three sides, the café is great to relax in and refresh one's self after the excursion through the tea, coffee and spice plantation. A quaint store next to the café sells organic teas and spices such as pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, saffron, ginger, turmeric and vanilla, spice blends, rubs and other exclusive souvenirs.

Border Hiking

Border Hiking - Luxury Resorts in Kerala

A day-long range hike along the borders of Periyar Tiger Reserve. The route passes through undulating terrain and altitudes ranging from 900 m to 1300 m where the trekkers can glimpse the lofty escarpments bordering the park, watersheds and the vast stretches of Cumbam Valley below. Gaur, sloth bear, and elephants have often sighted apart from birds and butterflies.

Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting - Best Resorts in Thekkady

This is the dawn to dusk hiking and rafting program through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. It starts early in the morning and goes through a mosaic of habitats and forest rich in bird life, arboreal animals like Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri langur, herds of elephants and gaurs. The rafting is of about 3 hours duration where one gets a panoramic view of the forest-clad hills reflected on the lake.

Organic Village Visit

Organic Village Visit - Luxury Resorts in Kerala

This is a trip planned and conducted by the villagers living in the periphery of the Periyar reserve which will take guests to the organic farms managed by the Forest Fringe Farmers Eco Development Committees.

Periyar Tiger Trail

Periyar Tiger Trail - Resorts in Kerala

On the Tiger Trail, nature lovers are in the hands of a team of guides hardy who know the forest like the back of their hands. They were once poachers who have been transformed into the protectors of the forest and are now part of the protection force of PTR.


Kofiland resort, the best resort in Thekkady, is a unique experience in Kerala. Come, explore and enjoy the nature through different activities and adventures in Thekkady. Click here to reserve your stay at Kofiland Resort. For more details contact us!


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