Thekkady Tour Packages

Attention all wildlife enthusiasts! Kiomoi welcomes you to the home of the largest Tiger reserve in India, Periyar, Thekkady. A popular tourist destination in Kerala, especially for its scintillating wildlife tour packages, Thekkady is the perfect location for those looking to indulge in loads of adventure activities.
For example, in the Mullaiperiyar Dam's catchment area, one can enjoy bamboo rafting in Periyar National Park, which is a rare activity for adventure tour packages. Trekking at night is another option available to visitors in the Periyar wilderness. For couples who want to make the most of their Kerala honeymoon packages in Thekkady, one option is Periyar Lake, which is a part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
It doesn’t matter if you have opted for family tour packages in Thekkady or have planned to enjoy Thekkady holiday deals all by yourself on a solo trip. Thekkady has something for everyone.
So, if you too are planning to book Thekkady vacation packages, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.

Best Places to Visit in Thekkady

Periyar National Park: Inarguably the very first recommended place to visit in Thekkady is the legendary Priyar National Park. The largest tiger reserve in the county, this biodiverse sanctuary is home to unique wildlife. Experience an exhilarating jeep safari in Thekkady while you encounter rare animals including tigers, and majestic elephants in their natural habitat. 
Elephant Junction: Thekkady travel packages are all about adventure activities including the wildlife of the region. Elephant Junction is another popular tourist spot in Thekkady to enjoy splendid time with the gentle giants of the jungle; Elephants. This is a popular place which finds a mention in family tour packages for Thekkady as this is not just a place to interact with the giant animals but also an opportunity to teach your children about responsible tourism and wildlife sustainability as you support conservation and environmentally friendly travel. Activities include elephant rides, bathing sessions, and guided tours.
Kumily: Kumily is a tiny, yet gorgeous, hamlet located near Thekkady which has abundant natural beauty all around and is renowned for its spice plantations and bustling markets. Take a guided tour of the spice gardens to learn about various spices such as cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves, which are grown abundantly in this region. Don't forget to shop for some authentic Kerala spices to take back home as souvenirs.
Pandikuzhi: Not many Thekkady holiday packages might highlight this place but, as per Kiomoi, Pandikuzhi is a must visit place in Thekkady. In fact, the beauty of this spot is such that it must find a mention in Kerala holiday packages; let alone just for Thekkady tours. Situated amidst dense forests and cascading waterfalls, Pandikuzhi is a picturesque picnic spot ideal for spending a relaxing day in nature. Take a leisurely stroll along the winding pathways, enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural pools, and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings.
Chellarkovil Viewpoint: Another one of the underrated places to visit in Thekkady is the Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Get breathtaking panoramic views of the Western Ghats and the plains of the neighboring Tamil Nadu state when you visit here. Located around 15kms from Thekkady, this viewpoint is a photographer's delight, especially during sunrise and sunset.

Things To Do in Thekkady

Bamboo Rafting in Periyar Tiger Reserve: While jungle safari in Thekkady is a given when you visit the region, another rare adventure activity that you can experience at the Periyar tiger reserve is the thrilling bamboo rafting through the serene waters of Periyar Lake. This unique eco-tourism initiative allows visitors to explore the core areas of the tiger reserve, off the land, and offers opportunities for bird watching and spotting various wildlife species along the way.
Go on Border Hiking Expedition: Take your trekking experience to another level when you embark on an adventurous border hiking expedition along the rugged terrains of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, accompanied by trained guides. Trek through dense forests, grasslands, and tribal villages while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife encounters. This challenging trekking experience is perfect for adventure enthusiasts seeking an adrenaline rush.
Attend the Kalaripayattu Show: Witness the ancient martial art form of Kalaripayattu come to life with a captivating live performance. Get awestruck at the visuals of agility, strength, and precision of trained artists as they demonstrate intricate combat techniques, swordplay, and acrobatic stunts. Immerse yourself in Kerala's rich cultural heritage through this exhilarating cultural extravaganza.
Take a Spice Plantation Tour: Discover the aromatic world of spices with a guided tour of the lush spice plantations in Thekkady. Walk through verdant fields of cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves while learning about theircultivation techniques and medicinal properties. Engage your senses as you inhale the fragrant aromas and sample fresh spices straight from the source.

Important Details About Thekkady

Best Time to Visit Thekkady
The best time to visit Thekkady is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities.
Best Way to Reach Thekkady
By Air: While the nearest airport to Thekkady is Madurai Airport, located approximately 114kms away, the nearest international airport to Thekkady is the Cochin Airport, which is around 145kms away.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Thekkady is Kottayam Railway Station, situated around 114kms away.
By Road: Thekkadyis easily accessible by road, with well-maintained highways connecting it to neighboring cities like Kochi, Kottayam, and Madurai.

Best Places to Eat in Thekkady
When it comes to finding recommended places to eat in Thekkady, there are many that would make it to the list. Some of the renowned eating places in Thekkady include the likes of Periyar Café, Chrissie’s Hotel, Bamboo Café, etc.

Best Places for Shopping in Thekkady
For the best shopping experience in Thekkady, head straight to the Kumily Market which is famous for its vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of spices, handicrafts, souvenirs, and local products. You can also explore the Kairali Crafts Emporium which has  an exquisite collection of traditional Kerala handicrafts, including wooden artifacts, masks, jewelry, and textiles.

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