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Planning a Trip to Thekkady, Idukki ?

Planning a vacation is a tricky business. You should be very careful and think about many factors like accommodation, transportation, food and everything you do on your trip.
Places to Visit in Thekkady
1. The Periyar Tiger Reserve - Thekkady
The Periyar Tiger Reserve is Kerala's most popular wildlife sanctuary. Extending over an area 777 km. in size with a 26km artificial lake, the sanctuary is home to elephants, tigers, bison, wild boars, langurs and deer and a fascinating variety of other species.
2. Ottakathalamedu
A trip was best undertaken at dawn or in the evening to view a spectacular sunset.
3. Chellarkovil

The view encompasses the plains of Theni as well as Mangaladevi, the highest point in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Read more at Kofiland Resorts Thekkady
Activities
1. Trekking, Rock Climbing and Camping

The Thekkady area is largely mountainous and offers excellent opportunities for adventure sports such as extensive treks, night trek, angling and rock climbing.
2. Fishing

Best fishi…

The Periyar Tiger Reserve – Most Popular Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich biodiversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq Km. Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Zealously guarded and the efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba.



The Periyar Tiger Reserve is South India's most popular wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to about 1000 elephants, about 35 tigers, bison, wild boars, langurs and deer beside a bewildering array of other species. The vegetation of the reserve is made of evergreen and semi-evergreen rainforests with the canopy at times reaching a height of 40 to 50 metres. The Periyar and Pamba rivers flow through the forest and a large artificial lake has been created where animals come to drink.
People-oriented community-based ecotourism is the hallma…

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady - Explore the Wildlife Experiences

Periyar National Park, also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala, southern India. This wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. In the park's north, Periyar Lake is popular for boat rides. Farther north, spice plantations surround the town of Kumily.
The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spreads across the entire district are the picturesque plantations and hill towns that nestle beautiful trails for treks and mountain walks.

Wealth of Periyar Forests Flora: There are over 1965 flowering plants including 171 grass species and 143 species of orchids here. The only south Indian conifer, scientifically known as Podocarpus Wallichianus, grows in the forests of the Periyar…

Top 5 Attractive Places to Visit in Thekkady, Kerala

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and the thick forests of Kerala, Thekkady is a place blessed with the bounties of nature. The serene hills of Thekkady combine well with the dense forests to provide excellent trekking trails for adventure enthusiasts. The top 5 places to visit in Thekkady are as follows:
Periyar Tiger Reserve: Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area near Thekkady in the districts of Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India. It is notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. The park is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and the Pamba. It is located high in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills of the south Western Ghats along the border with Tamil Nadu. It is 4 km from Kumily, approximately 100 km east of Kottayam, 110 km west of Madurai and 120 km southeast of Kochi. Periyar Tiger Reserve is an example of nature’s bou…

Ayurvedic Spa Treatments in Thekkady

Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practice which aims to create harmony within the body. Practised widely in India, it works on the belief that all life forms have a "dosha" - a unique mix of energies known as "vata", "pitta" and "kapha". This is similar to the Western idea of elements - water, fire, earth, and so on. The Sanskrit term 'dosha' is probably the best-known principle of Ayurveda today, the fundamental goal of Ayurvedic practice is to maintain your own innate 'doshic' balance.”
“Initially, there are three doshas or body types. Vata is composed of ether [space] and air. Pitta is composed of fire and water. Kapha is composed of water and earth. Each one of us has a unique combination of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. But there are also duo and tri-doshic types, for example, Vata/Pitta or Vata/Pitta/Kapha.”
“Each dosha type has specific tendencies. For example, Vata means 'to move' or 'to enthuse.' Vata people have a…