Thekkady, with its unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wealth of animal and plant life is a nature lover’s paradise.

Periyar National Park

Thekkady, with its unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wealth of animal and plant life is a nature lover’s paradise. The journey to the best places in Thekkady will take you through quaint little hill towns and soft contoured hill slopes. It is a delight for tourists because of its unending chain of hills with scented spice plantations along with tea, coffee and cardamom. Various picturesque towns of Thekkady hold good opportunities for trekking and mountain walks.

Periyar National Park
Periyar National Park should be the first place to visit in Thekkady! Sprawling over a densely canopied area of 925, this wildlife protected area is an indigenous home to some of the rarest, exotic and endangered wildlife species in India.
Whether you are a wildlife lover or not, you will instantly fall in love within your first glance of this captivating park. Among the dwellers of this park, you can easily spot Indian elephants, Bengal tigers, white tigers, gaurs, sambars, sloth bears, Nilgiritahr, wild pig, Indian giant squirrel and lots more. Furthermore, the presence of an array of avifauna, reptiles, insects, fish, and varied flora will make your tour to Periyar National Park even more fascinating!

Periyar Tiger Trail
Tourists trek along the Tiger Trail and thick vegetation of the reserve along with guides and Forest Department officials is an experience worth remembering. Tourists can also spot elephants, sambhars, and tigers there.

Seated around 5km from Thekkady, there is this one place that can easily mesmerize you with its promising beauty! Adorned by unending cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations, a visit to Murikkady is a fun-frolic and equally exciting experience!
Pleasant climate, serene and panoramic views, tranquil ambience, and the richness of nature’s beauty in Murikkady is a true delight to the visitor’s eyes. Adding more to all these, visitors can also delight in day picnic while in Murikkady and make their holiday adorable!

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