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Bird Watching in Thekkady

Thekkady is a perfect retreat for anyone who loves adventure, fun, wildlife and nature. Nestled between the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests of Western Ghats, Thekkady has so many things to offer for the tourists who visit this place. Thekkady is placed at an altitude of 700m above the sea level.  It is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Thekkady, India's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. Thekkady offers a very peaceful and calm atmosphere. The chill climate of Thekkady will refresh your mind and body. The forest areas around Thekkady is strictly uninhabited by the Forest Department to preserve the Mother Nature. In the biggest wildlife sanctuary, you can sight Asian elephants, bison, sambar deer, boars, tigers, leopards, wild squirrels, lion-tailed monkeys etc.  And, there are more than 300 different species of birds in Thekkady. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary and nearby forest areas are their home. With a penchant for bir…

Meditation and Yoga for promoting Health

Much of our daily life is spent living in our heads, focused on what we are thinking, versus what we are feeling. With the demands of work and home, we are often required to mentally stay one step ahead just to get through our day. But if we navigate life led by our thoughts alone, we miss out on a world of information available to us through our bodies and spirits.  If we don’t quiet our minds they make us unhealthy and want to overeat or drink. Meditation can truly help us lose weight as it provides a feeling of being full that no cake will ever top.
The ancient practice of meditation is as integral to yoga as the poses, with the same intention: not to tune out, but to tune in to a frequency long forgotten, or perhaps undiscovered. Meditation is about becoming acutely aware of what is going on within you, as well as learning to tame your mind so you can focus all your energy and awareness on the task at hand. The practice of meditation helps you stay centred regardless of your circ…

Ramakkal Medu: One of the Most Beautiful Tourist Destinations in Kerala

Ramakkalmedu is really an enchanting treat to the visitors in Thekkady. It’s cool, green hills and the fresh mountain air makes our mind relaxed and happy. It is a hill station located in the eastern Idukki district of Kerala State. Ramakkalmedu is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Kerala, which cannot be neglected while having a trip to the Gods Own Country. The captivating hills of Ramakkalmedu in the Western Ghats, which is about 16 km from Nedumkandam.
The origin of the name 'Ramakkalmedu' is quite interesting. 'Rama-kal-medu' means 'Land of Rama's stone' or otherwise 'the land where Lord Rama kept his leg'. As per sources, one story is that this is the place where Rama kept his feet, while in search of his beloved wife Sita. As per Hindu epic "Ramayana', Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka.

While reaching Ramakkalmedu, you can only find wind all around. The place is known to be the land of wind. Blessed with…

Border Hiking in Thekkady: Periyar Tiger Reserve

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.

Border Hiking in Thekkady is a full-day conservation-oriented hard hiking programme along the borders of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. the trek starts at eight in the morning and goes on until the evening. A group of 13 people comprising of 10 tourists, 2 guides and 1 armed guard begin trekking in the morning.

During your trek through various kinds of terrain, you can enjoy the rich flora and fauna of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The trek route covers altitudinal ranges from 900 meters to 1300 meters and the view of the plains below is simply mesmerizing. On reaching appropriate altitudes, one can make out the lofty escarpments that border the Periya…