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Trekking Places in Thekkady

Trek in Thekkady

Rolling hills, winding paths and serene mountains dotting the landscape’s expanse, make for a great outdoor trip with a backpack on foot! The vast stretches of green carpeted hills surrounding Thekkady offer plenty of opportunities for trekking enthusiasts. Amongst the most popular trekking trails are the hills and the forests of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. 
Other noteworthy trekking trails near Thekkady are Kurisamala to Kumily and Kumily to Pandikuzhi.  It offers an amazing experience to its visitors. In fact, it also serves as the best way to reach Kumily on foot.

Periyar Tiger Reserve
Several trekking programs are offered in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Short trekking programs are available that cover 4-5 Km and completed in 3 hrs. This is a good option to watch birds, butterflies and some wildlife. The trekking trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests and grasslands. Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The Reserve is reportedly home to about 49 species of mammals, 265 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, 35 species of fishes and 160 species of butterflies. The lush green forest at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala has a beautiful lake right at the center, which meanders along the contours of the wooded slopes, serving as a perennial source of water for the wildlife population.

Nature Walk in Idukki

Calvery Mount
At a distance of 10 Kms from Idukki & 55 Kms from Munnar, Kalvari Mount, also known as Calvary Mount is an important tourist place in Idukki District. The Kalvari Mount Viewpoint offers a charming view of Idukki Reservoir from Idukki to Ayyappancovil on one side and panoramic view of Kamakshi and Mariyapuram villages on the other side. It is one of the most scenic places in Idukki and a must visit place in the district. The viewpoint is situated near Thankamani Junction on Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala highway.

Rock Climbing in Thekkady

Ottakathalamedu has situated about 4 km from Thekkady at an altitude of 1300 msl, a vantage point atop a hill that provides an excellent panoramic view with the surrounding mountains, Kumily town, the Periyar National Park and even the plains in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. A trip was best undertaken at dawn or in the evening to view a spectacular sunset.

Rock Climbing in Idukki

Kurisumala, which literally translates as ‘Cross Mountain’,  is a Christian pilgrim centre that is a two-kilometre drive from Kumily. Pilgrims climb the mountain on Good Friday in remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the ultimate sacrifice for mankind. Kurisumala offers a great scenic view of the surrounding areas and is a trekkers paradise. At the top of the hill here is a Christian Ashram where many pilgrimages hail for offering prayers. Mornings here are absolutely charming with the orchestra of the birds and the hills clad in misty beauty.  The evenings, with the twilight falling on the mountains and the pleasantly subdued luster of the greenery, are equally beautiful. 

Border Hiking in Thekkady

Pullumedu is a scenic village that is located in the state of Kerala and it is famous for its stunning view of hills draped in lush greenery. It is a famous tourist attraction for those who love the view of charming nature's beauty along with the flow of freshly scented air. This astonishing place is covered with different types of flora and fauna including exceptional plantations. 

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