5 Things To Do In Thekkady, Kerala’s Own Paradise
God’s own country–Kerala has so much natural beauty to offer. Thekkady is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. Whether you want to take a family vacation, take a trip with your buddies or go solo, you can do it all in Thekkady. Visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve and explore a plethora of flora and fauna in its natural habitat. Take a walk in the tropical woods and feel close to nature. Go on a boat ride in the scenic lakes and enjoy the sunset. Thekkady is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in South India and worth exploring.
Here are some things you can do when you plan a trip to Thekkady.
Thekkady is the perfect place for nature lovers, and Club Mahindra Thekkady embodies the love for nature in every way. It is one of the best resorts in Thekkady, offering amenities and experiences that will make your trip memorable. You can have a pool party at the swimming pool on the resort property. Surrounded by dense forests, staying at Club Mahindra Thekkady resort will make you feel closer to nature. Wake up to the chirping sounds of the birds and enjoy a hot cuppa on your balcony surrounded by greenery.
There are many experiences that the resort offers to its guests. Get to know the rich culture of South Indians through the dance forms that originated in this region. You can attend Kathakali and Kalariyapattu performances at the resort. Enjoy a nice bonfire with barbeque dinner with your loved ones, attend an emboss painting workshop to satiate the artist in you, or have a candlelight dinner with your special someone. There are many activities and amenities to keep you engaged.
There are many things to do around Club Mahindra Thekkady resort. Here are some places you can explore in Thekkady.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve is located close to Thekkady resort by Club Mahindra. There are many activities you can enjoy inside the reserve. You can take a wildlife safari to spot rare species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat. The sanctuary is home to elephants, sambar deers, leopards, Indian bison, and more rare species of animals.
You can also take a nature walk and trek through the reserve, and learn more about the variety of trees, birds, and other rare species of animals. The reserve gets its name from the Periyar River which is inside the tiger reserve. You can take a boat ride in the Periyar river or indulge in a bamboo rafting experience. For true adventure enthusiasts, jungle camping is also an option. There is a lot to explore and do at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It’s a great place for wildlife lovers to watch the flora and fauna up close and learn more about them.
Not too far from the wildlife reserve is the Thekkady Spice Plantation. While Kerala mostly has sprawling tea estates, the spice plantation has rubber, cardamom, coffee, and vanilla plantations. Walking on the green terrace of spice plantations is a unique experience you cannot miss. Embark on nature walks and learn more about the spices grown at the plantations. While leaving you can buy a few packets of tea and spices planted here as souvenirs to take back home from your trip.
This is one of the most picturesque locations in Thekkady. There is a watch tower with a telescope on the balcony which is called ‘God’s own Balcony’. The sunrise and sunset view from this point is simply magnificent! There’s also a waterfall in sight which looks gorgeous during the monsoon. The waterfall originates in Kerala and touches the land in Tamil Nadu.
Those looking to explore the spiritual part of Thekkady must visit the Mangla Devi temple. Tucked away, deep inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, this temple is a pilgrimage site for those looking for some peace and tranquility. The trek to the temple is very interesting too with winding paths inside a deep jungle.
Thekkady truly is a gorgeous place to explore. Plan a stay at the Club Mahindra Thekkady resort and enjoy a peaceful getaway into the lap of nature.