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Interesting Activities to do in Thekkady

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Owing to its serene natural settings, Thekkady has become a favourite destination of nature lovers and solitude seekers.  It is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. The town of Thekkady is located about 257 km away from Trivandrum and is a scenic place with lots of natural attractions. Places to visit in Thekkady include some of the best that nature has to offer, from rivers to animals, you have some amazing Thekkady attractions. The Periyar forest of this wonderful place has some of the finest reserves of nature, and it harks out to travellers for a visit.

The district, on the whole, is a picturesque place with plantations and hill towns and can be a great spot for tourists to trek and walk. If you love adventure activities, sight-seeing, nature, wildlife and the works, you're in luck: Thekkady has loads of it. If you're looking to take your vacation to the next level, then you are welcome to Thekkady! The right combination of luxury travel, responsible ecotourism, conservation, and a true once in a lifetime experience is what you can expect from Thekkady.

Jungle Patrol:
Are you an adventurer? Then you surely have to experience the night trekking in the fringe eco-development zone of Periyar Tiger Reserve. The main highlight of this activity is the experience it gives mainly of the need of forest conservation. This is actually a 3 hours trekking programme between 7 pm and 4 am, accompanied by a forest guide.

Trek in Thekkady

Border Hiking:
Border hiking in Thekkady is a full-day conservation-oriented hard trek along the boundary of the Tiger Reserve. The trek starts at eight in the morning and goes on until the evening. During your trek through various kinds of terrain, you can enjoy the rich flora and fauna of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You can get a close look at wildlife like the gaur, the sloth bear, the elephant and various other wild animals.  Apart from this, you will also be able to watch a variety of birds and butterflies.

Border Hiking in Thekkady

Bamboo Rafting:
Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady is another interesting activity. It is a dawn to dusk range hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. One can come across the exotic species like Gaur, Elephants, Sloth Bear and many more. These treks would take you to altitudes varying from 8000 meters to 1500 meters. The hike would begin at 8 am in the morning.

Bamboo Rafting in Idukki

The first and foremost activity of a tourist in Thekkady is boating in the Lake. One can see the wild animals along the fringe of the lake foraging, bathing, drinking and resting. It would be a greater fun if one is lucky enough to see the elephants playing with their babies in the lake. Daily 5 Trips and each trip of Two Hours. Timings: 7 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm & 4 pm.

Vacation Resorts in Thekkady

Nature Walk:
Nature walking through the diverse habitats is next on our list of things to do in Thekkady.  The daily guided nature treks are 4 km – 5 km and offer excellent opportunities to explore the flora and fauna – birds, butterflies, animal species, and more. A maximum of 5 persons and an additional tribal guide can be a part of one group. Timings: 7:00 am – 10:00 am, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Nature Walk in Idukki

Organic Village Visit:
Organic Village Visit in Thekkady, Idukki is a program crafted by the villagers living in the periphery of the Periyar reserve which shall take guests to the organic farms of the Forest Fringe Farmers Eco-development Committees. You will also be able to watch the tribal art performance of the villagers in Thekkady. It will be a different experience for you.

Tribal Art Performance in Thekkady

Spice Plantation Visit:
Spice plantation visit in Thekkady is a highly recommended activity. An experienced guide will escort you through the amazing plantations explaining you and keeping you excited along the way with bits of information and even demonstration of the healing power of spices.

Spice Plantations Visit in Thekkady

For more details: Kofiland Resorts, Thekkady


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