Blog >> Best Sightseeing of Thekkady - Every thing you need to know
Arha Holidays 08 Dec ,2020

Thekkady is one of the famous hill stations of Kerala with unique Sightseeing attractions. 

Sharing the list of top attractions, best things to do in Thekkady. Depending on the interest one can decide the number of days to stay at Thekkady. 

Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary

The Major sightseeing attraction in Thekkady. since it's the most popular activity, we would suggest booking the boating tickets online in advance. The website  to book tickets online  - 

The Boating is conducted at 5 Time intervals currently -  The boating intervals are 7.30 Am, 9.30 Am, 11.15 Am, 1.45 Pm, 3.30 Pm. 

The popular time slot for boating in the Periyar wild Life sanctuary  - 7.30 am, 3.30 PM 

Suggest Seating - Upper deck of the boat - The forest department does not sell tickets seat wise and it sold for the boat capacity. So early reporting would help to get the Upperdeck seats. 

During the boating, we would have the opportunity to spot the animals roaming in the Sanctuary but it's not guaranteed as animals freely roam inside the Sanctuary. 

The reporting time is  30 minutes at the Boat Landing before the departure time mentioned in the Ticket.   As private vehicles are not allowed inside the sanctuary currently, so suggest reporting at the Sanctuary entrance gate to board the Buses organized by the Forest department.

The forest entry ticket is not part of the boating Ticket and it needs to be purchased separately from the forest Information office. 

In case you have not booked the boating tickets online, tickets can be purchased at the Forest Information centre depending on ticket availability.  Currently, The offline tickets issued only 90 minutes before the boating time and s form need to be filled with all contact details. 


Plantation Tour of Spices/Coffee 

 You have a Choice to Choose Tour Organized by the Kerala forest department or Private Plantations tour. 

 some of the Popular private plantation Tours are done can in the following parks. Each of these parks has both Tripadvisor and Google Rating So you can choose as per your preference. You can check their website whether the tour would be of interest to you and plan accordingly. 

Abraham Spice Garden - 

Green park Spices - 

Green Valley Ayurvedic Spice Garden - 

Pepper spice and Ayurvedic Garden - 


Private Elephant Park’s 

There are two popular Elephant Parks - Elephant Junction, Elephant Camp.   

We have a choice of activities to explore depending on the preference  at these parks, 

Elephant ride,

Elephant feeding,

Timber dragging,

Elephant bath and Shower.

Jeep Safari 

The jeep is hired locally from Jeep Stand. The price depends on the Time duration and route chosen to travel. 

The popular choices

Near to Gavi Forest 

The main attractions are the scenic views & Off roads drive of around 10 Km’s. Time duration around 3 hours.

Tamil Nadu borders

Theni - It covers visiting Grape Farms, Vegetable Farms. The travel duration is around 3 hours.

Around Thekkady 

Covers the highest point in and around Thekkady and the scenic view of Tamil Nadu from 2 different Points.

A full-Day Gavi Jungle Safari 

The number of vehicles travelled per day is restricted by the forest department depending on the season ( 10 to 15 Vehicles). The forest department organizes this day trip. The main attraction is a drive-in forest around 50 Km and covering dams and landscapes.

Cultural Centre 

To watch - Kathakali - Traditional Kerala dance Performance

Kalariyapattu - Traditional Kerala Swordfight

Activities  - Conducted by the Kerala forest department. 

Bamboo rafting

Either you can go for a full day or half a day. 

Tiger trial 

A trekking and camping programme - one day camp or 2 night 3 days tent camp inside the forest.

Jungle Scout

Guided night trekking inside the sanctuary.

Nature walk

A trek programme in the morning. 

Jungle Camp

Bamboo Groove 

Accommodation in a Bamboo cottage - A full day package.

Visiting Gavi Forest - Day trip or an Overnight Stay.


We can assist you in planning a personalized trip in terms of activities, Hotel and Room category and choice of Locations to visit