Thekkady is an amazing destination located at Idukki District in Kerala. It is a must visit destination that will invite you with lush greenery and many more thrilling surprises. If you are a person who loves nature and wish to see the unspoiled portion of the earth, you can plan a trip to Thekkady. This paradise like travel destination is an ideal place to plan your family trip as well as honeymoon trip.
Most of the people plan a combined trip to Thekkady and Munnar. Munnar is a lovely hill station in Idukki. At Thekkady there are many exciting activities to do, that could make your visit more energetic as well as adventurous. Here are some of the most exciting activities that you can try at here.
Periyar Tiger Reserve:
The first thing that comes to the mind while you hear about Thekkady is the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is an incomparable experience that gives you chances for seeing many rare animals like Tigers (of course) and Rino. If you are lucky, you can see elephants climbing down to the river for bathing. You can also try boating there in the Periyar lake. You can see the animals close to your eyes in their natural habitat. KTDC and Forest Departments are operating the Boat Service at here and each trip is of 2 hours.
There is park having Elephants an inmates and filled aroma of spices due to plantation of spices in the park. It is an adventurous activity to do in Thekkady. You can experience a half hour ride on elephant and can take photographs at here. This will be a real fun blended with a little adventure. You can also experience elephant shower which is an amazing experience.
Visit to Ramakkalmedu:
It is a windy hill station located near to Thekkady. Wind blows at a speed around 30 km per hour at Ramakkalmedu throughout the year regardless of the season. You can see the views of Tamilnadu from the top of this hill station. It is believed that that lord ‘Shree Rama’ had set his foot on this rock and hence the name of this place.
Thekkady is an ideal place to fresh and organic spices. There are so many spice garden. You can talk a walk, see lots of amazing spice trees and plants like of cardamom, betel nut, cloves, black pepper, coffee, cinnamon, bay leaf, cumin etc. It is a very unique experience.
Spas & Massages:
As you enter Thekkady, you will see lots and lots of spas and massage parlours. I mean, every next shop you see on the street is a spa or massage parlour. You must experience spa and massage here. It is a MUST MUST thing to do in Thekkady!