February 05, 2020
For those who think that they need to travel miles across the world to visit pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife have clearly never been to Thekkady!
Spice it up in Thekkady
Thekkady is home to one of India’s most picturesque wildlife sanctuaries where you can spot some of the country’s rarest species of flora and fauna. Sitting on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Thekkady is a nature enthusiast’s paradise and boasts of comfortable and pleasant weather throughout the year. The Cardamom Hills en route are not only popular for cardamom but also for other spices such as pepper, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Thus, Thekkady’s claim to fame as a hotbed of spices!
Take a step ‘Into the Wild’ - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Hills, Tamil Nadu
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread out over 777 sq. km. with dense evergreen forests, savanna grasslands and diverse flora and fauna.
Feel the roar of the tiger - The park is home to 24 Bengal tigers and even some white tigers! The latter is even more difficult to spot than their orange and black counterparts so a long stay in Thekkady is ideal.
Get a sneak peek ‘Into the Wild’ - You can also catch a glimpse of herds of Indian elephants, Indian bisons, sloth bears, sambar, langurs and jungle cats in the park.
Tune into the accents of our feathered friends – Much to every bird lover’s delight, Periyar is home to over 250 species of birds including the Malabar grey hornbill, white-bellied blue flycatcher, brahminy kite, crimson-backed sunbird and much more.
Soak in the stunning landscape - The park surrounds a manmade lake which is where all the animals come to graze and drink water through the year. The Periyar and Pamba Rivers also originate in this reserve adding to the stunning scenery. The highest peak of the reserve soars over 2,000 m. making this the ideal spot for hikers and adventure seekers.
Explore the essence of new experiences - What to do in Thekkady
Here’s a look at all the new experiences you can have on holiday in Thekkady!
Within Thekkady, you can go hiking, take walks through scenic trails in forests, and take a boat ride to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. A truly unique experience the whole family will enjoy!
A few kilometres from Thekkady you can visit Kumily, a major spice trading centre. Or visit Murikkady where you can witness the entire spice-trading process from beginning to end.
Chellar Kovil is also nearby and home to cascading waterfalls and rivers and is a great spot for the whole family.
Pandikuzhi is another picnic destination that you must visit when staying at Club Mahindra Thekkady.
Live it up in languid luxury in the lap of nature - Club Mahindra Thekkady
A wildlife holiday need not necessarily be rough and tough. Add a touch of lux to your holidays!
Club Mahindra Thekkady is one such destination. Located at an altitude of 2,700 feet above sea level, it is the perfect base for you and your family to explore wildlife in the surrounding areas and the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a perfect resort to experience nature and be adventurous while relaxing in a luxurious ambience!
Experience a unique stay in cottages situated in the heart of a spice plantation. Built on stilts and with thatched roofs, these cottages capture the essence of the traditional Indian machan style. Each room comes with a balcony which offers scenic views, allowing you to take in the aromas of coffee, cardamom, pepper and teak.
Enjoy a laid back day and soak up the sun in the swimming pool or indulge yourself in an oasis of rejuvenation at the spa.
Get Ayurvedic massage therapy that is sure to relax and reenergise you
For those of you who crave some activity, the resort also has a fully-equipped gym where you can get your heart rate up.
The Periyar Restaurant serves up traditional and authentic local delicacies that you can order a la carte or indulge in the lavish buffet spread.
Spoilt for choice!
Club Mahindra Thekkady has something for everyone: whether you want to drift lazily along the lazy rivers of Periyar in a bamboo raft, trek through the area’s lush greenery, or enjoy an elephant ride through the forest! The resort also offers a plethora of indoor activities and games that keep you relaxed and your kids entertained! Spend quality time with your family and bond in the lap of nature.
How to reach Club Mahindra Thekkady through the Cardamom Hills
The best way to reach Thekkady is to drive down from Madurai Airport (114 km away), Cochin Airport (145 km) or take the train to Kottayam (114 km away). From here, climb over 2,700 feet above sea level through the Cardamom Hills in the South-Western Ghats to reach Club Mahindra Thekkady.
If you’re looking to enjoy a truly unforgettable stay in the luxurious lap of nature, head on over to Club Mahindra Thekkady and experience the true beauty of Kerala.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.