| Boating on the Periyar Lake
|| Elephant rides
|| Jungle Walks
|The Periyar Lake is picturesque yet so calmly eerie. Try spotting a wild elephant herd or one amongst the 35 to 40 Indian tigers along the Periyar sanctuary’s coast from your ferry.
||Sitting atop an elephant is a truly unique experience, one that you will not easily forget. If you’re truly feeling brave maybe even give it a bath?
||A truly unique experience where the visitors will be accompanied by forest guard along the eco-development zones of the Periyar tiger reserve.
| Jeep safaris
|| Jungle treks
|| Street Shopping
|Ride straight through the little fluffy clouds, further up along the uphill road to Poetree to the ultimate vantage point. Take a jeep to Kurishumala (translated as Hill of the Cross) to enjoy even higher views of the endless mountain ranges.
||A 40 km scenic drive through the jungle takes you to Gavi, where you start the jungle trek with trained guides. A 3hr trek follows after which you break for lunch. The experience also includes canoeing in the Gavi Lake depending on the season.
||Walk around and enjoy the countless treasures that you might come across Thekkady and Kumily town’s streets.
| Watch a Kathakali performance
|| Tea Plantation tours
|Be entranced by the fiery costumes and rhythmic beats. Ask our front desk to schedule a show at the nearest performance venue.
||Kalari is an ancient martial art form, unique to Kerala and practised by very few. The Kadathanadan Kalari centre in Thekkady features the most talented martial arts performers from the region showcasing jaw dropping stunts.
||Long stretches of beautiful tea plantations can be seen at Peermade, on the way to Thekkady. Take a tour around the plantations and learn the secret behind a good strong cuppa.
| Spice plantation tours
|| Mangaladevi temple visit
|Walk through gardens of cardamom, clove and nutmeg in the spice capital of the world.
||Cover a 12-kilometer stretch through dense forests and high altitude grasslands to reach this 1000 year old temple open only once every year during the month of April/May.