5 Places To Visit In Thekkady


Thekkady is a heaven on earth for nature lovers. It is a fine example of nature’s reward with affluent bio diversity and great scenic charm. The meandering journey through the magnificent spice gardens in Thekkady offers amazing view of the rising and falling hills wrapped in lush greenery. Some of the famous places of tourist interest in Thekkady are:

1. Periyar Lake -

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Pride of Kerala and a proof of human innovation, Periyar Lake is an artificial lake in Thekkady. High ranges of Western Ghats around the Periyar Lake are wrapped in dense evergreen deciduous forests. Below this thick green canopy, you can see herds of tigers, elephants, lion tailed macaques and nilgirilangurs. Apart from cruises on the lake, elephant rides and trek to the ruined Mangaladevi temple, Periyar Lake also offers opportunity to watch and take pictures of various endangered wild animals. Entry fee: 40 per person Best Time: During Day

[ Must Read - 30 Popular Lakes in India ]

2. Elephant Junction -

Elephant JunctionImage - flickr Elephant junction in Thekkady is a great hit for the tourists with kids because here you can enjoy interaction with elephants that includes, elephant ride, bathing elephants and being around playful elephants. Entry: Paid Timings : 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Further Read: [ Top 6 Things To Do In Elephant Junction Thekkady ]

3. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary -

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Extraordinarily vast but easily enjoyable from boat, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary will amaze you with its 925 sq. km vast expanse and sightseeing of tigers and elephants. With remarkable sightings of wild animals along the way, you trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary promises to be the most adventurous one. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in India not because of its tiger population but it is a home to diverse species of birds, reptiles, butterflies, amphibians and mammals and offers a true forest experience to the visitors. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuaryalso offers various eco-tourism programs to the tourists including bamboo rafting, camping and trekking. Entry: Paid Not Allowed: Pets Timings: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM

[ Read More: Best 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala ]

4. Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden -

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Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden located at Thekkady is an ideal destination that offers an educational and entertainment experience to thevisitors. Guides fluent in English and various other languages are available who accompany visitors and provide knowledge through taste and smell of herbal plants and raw spices. Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden produces and sells herbal products and quality spices. Tree house is a most charming attraction here where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. Not Allowed: Pets Timings : 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM

5. Chellarkovil -

ChellarkovilImage - flickr Chellarkovil located 11 km away from Kumily is a sleepy village that offers breathtaking view of the cascading waterfalls, lush green mountains and picturesque beauty. A watch tower located at Chellarkovil has a telescope placed on its balcony from where you can enjoy the fantastic view of sunrise and sunset. You can also see a beautiful waterfall here. The specialty of this waterfall is that it originates from Kerala but irrigates the plains of Tamil Nadu. Best Time: During sunset

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I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!"

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