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 - http://www.ktdc-boating.com/
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.
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 - http://abrahamspice.com/
Green park Spices - http://www.greenparkspices.com/
Green Valley Ayurvedic Spice Garden - http://greenvalleyspicegarden.com/
Pepper spice and Ayurvedic Garden - http://www.periyarspicegarden.com/
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 bath and Shower.
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.
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.
To watch - Kathakali - Traditional Kerala dance Performance
Kalariyapattu - Traditional Kerala Swordfight
Either you can go for a full day or half a day.
A trekking and camping programme - one day camp or 2 night 3 days tent camp inside the forest.
Guided night trekking inside the sanctuary.
A trek programme in the morning.
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 https://www.arhaholidays.com/packages/kerala-tour-packages