Ayurveda, Wildlife, Adventure, Lake
Malayalam, English, Hindi
Thekkady, an important tourist’s destination in Kerala State of Southern India, is where the world famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located. Sprawling wildlife sanctuary across 777 sq km makes the place more adventurous. The town is surrounded by huge number of tea plantations and spice plantations.
The place offers opportunities for mountain walks and treks along its magnificent landscape and pure air scented with local spice plantations.
Hotels like Green woods Resort, Jungle Palace, Paradise Plantation Retreat, etc. offer a comfortable stay for visitors at reasonable rates. Many of these hotels can also arrange package tours to nearby tea and spice plantations, ayurvedic factories, etc. Wild Corridor Hotel maintains a little spice garden within its campus. It also provides international spa services to it visitors. Wild corridor is located amidst wild Cyprus trees which give the visitors a feel of staying in the middle of a Jungle.
Bar-B-Que, a home based restaurant offers cooking lessons in kerala cuisine.
The colorful stalls lining up the main area of Thekkady offer many souvenirs ready to be picked up by tourists. As Thekkady is situated amidst spice plantations, visitors can carry home some exotic spice varieties from here. Pepper, clove, cardamom, vanilla sticks, etc. are available at reasonable rates. One can also pick up wooden handicrafts, stone statues of elephant herds, wooden jewelry boxes, fruit baskets carved out of single wooden piece etc.