Periyar [Thekkady]

Popularly known as periyar is located in the high ranges of Kerala, the destination is famous for Periyar tiger reserve and the adjoining spice plantations, thekkady is the land of spices like Cardamom pepper and fresh coffee beans .Periyar Tiger reserve is spread out in 777 square KMS and its one among the 50 tiger reserves in India and rich in its bio diversity.

WHAT TO DO IN THEKKADY

  • Wild life boating through periyar Tiger reserve, Timings will be 7.30 AM, 9.30 AM , 11.15 AM ,1.45 PM ,3.30 PM Duration – 1.30 Hours
  • Nature walk – Through Periyar Tiger reserve Timings – 7 Am, 10AM , 2AM and duration will be 3 hours, guided trekking
  • Jeep safari to Gavi forest – Timings 6AM – 4 PM – Duration full day, Boating at Gavi Lake and guided trekking at gavi forest division
  • Clouds walk :Guided day trek through periyar tiger resrve
  • Jungle patrol :Guided Night trekking at Periyar tiger reserve
  • Bamboo rafting :Timing:8 Am – 5 Pm – Duration full day rafting & guided Trekking
  • Tribal art performance :This is performed by the Mannan tribes of Periyar, timing 6 PM – 7 PM every day at Vanasree Auditorium Thekkady
  • Spice plantation visit
  • Elephant ride bathing with and Indian elephant, 45 Minutes elephant ride, bathing with elephant and feeding  , elephant,Timber dragging section, photo section
  • Spice purchase from the local markets of Kumily
  • Kathakali,kallaripayatu show, duration will be1 hour from 6PM – 7 PM & 7PM – 8PM
  • Trekking at jungle, spice purchase (pepper and cardamom)

CLIMATE

  • Average temperature is between 15 C to 30C

DRESS CODE

  • Warm clothes, jacket or sweater.

CUISINE

  • If you are a spice enthusiast Periyar is a paradise for you
  • Must try masala tea and coffee as its home grown at Periyar
  • Veg and non-veg delicacies cooked with local spices like, black pepper, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, coriander, ginger, garlic, cinnamon etc.
  • Kerala meals from Ambadi hotel

MUST VISIT PLACES IN AND AROUND THEKKADY

  • Gavi forest division
  • Chellarkovil water falls
  • Ramakkalmedu
  • Paruthum para
  • Calvery mount
  • Vine yards of Kambam
  • Tea factory visit
  • Pothamedu view point
  • Marayoor Sandal wood forest
  • Attikadu water falls