Lake Road, Thekkady, Kumily, Idukki, Kerala, India

165 km from Cochin Airport...

110 km from Kottayam...

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Around Thekkady

Periyar Lake

At a distance of 54 km from Idukki, 143 km from Kochi, 211 km from Trivandrum, 111 km from Kottayam, 136 km from Madurai and 82 km from Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India, is located in Thekkady in Idukki district of Kerala. It is located at a distance of 4 km from Kumily on Kerala - Tamilnadu boarder. It is one of the most famous Tourist places in kerala and also a well know summer getaway in Kerala state. Thekkady is also known as one of the scenic Kerala Backwater trips in Periyar lake.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Located close to the spice plantations and surrounded by the Cardamom Hills, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions in Thekkady.

Declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978, this wildlife sanctuary is one of India's most prominent tiger reserves and has played a major role in the conservation of tigers. The sanctuary, noted for its diversity of wildlife, evergreen forests, and scenic beauty, receives a large number of tourists from all over the world.

Gavi Forest

If you’re a nature lover visiting Kerala, make sure you save some time for Gavi in your schedule. Natural, untarnished beauty abounds in this eco-tourism spot which is celebrated for its wildlife.

A range of accommodations are available here, along with a restaurant, museum, garden and guide services. Activities provided include trekking, jeep safaris, boating and plantation visits. On your own time, observe the vibrant bird life and endemic animals that roam around in the vicinity.


Vandiperiyar is home to plantations of tea, coffee and pepper. The Periyar River flows through this town enriching the plantations.

You can pay a visit to the Government Agricultural Farm and Flower Garden which has on display an illustrious collection of Roses, Orchids and Anthuriums.

Spice Walk

A brief introduction to the history and importance of spices and medicinal plants and about planting, harvesting, processing and curing of coffee, pepper and cardamom.

Elephant Ride

The best way to explore the nature is through Elephant Ride. The ride covers spice plantations, tribal settlement and surrounding misty hill regions.

Jeep safari

Jeep safari is a full day program which includes a boating, trekking and forest safari through jeep. The main purpose of the programme is watching wild life animals and birds through its a mater of chance.

Tribal Dance & Museum

One hour tribal dance performance which gives a brief introduction to the tribal communities and gives information on various musical instruments and costumes used for the dance performance. The tribal heritage museum provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the rich cultural heritage of tribal people.


Trekking is an impressive 3 hours program, offering excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wild life animals.

Kalaripayattu (Martial Arts)

Considered among the oldest and most scientific martial arts in the world, Kalaripayattu was developed in Kerala. Lauded as the pride of Kerala, it is acknowledged and respected across the world.

The training begins with an oil massage of the entire body until it is agile and supple. Feats like chattom (jumping), ottam (running) and marichil (somersault) are also integral parts of the art form. There are also lessons in using weapons like swords, daggers, spears, maces, and bows and arrows.

The primary aim is the ultimate coordination between mind and body. Another focus of Kalaripayattu is specialisation in indigenous medicinal practices. Kalaris are also important centres of religious worship. Once the course is complete, one should engage in oil massage and practice to maintain shape.


Famous around the world, Kathakali's magnificence has won great admiration for the state of Kerala. Proud that this renowned artfrom originated, was originated from Kerala’s shores over 300 years ago. It combines devotion, drama, dance, music, costumes and make up into a divine experience for all who get to view it. It retells the great stories of the past, mostly from Indian epics, and leaves one spellbound at the various intricacies involved in the performance. Every single quiver of the lips, flicker of the eyes or a movement involving the fingers twirling, has great significance. The entire performance sees the audience unable to take their eyes away from the spectacle taking place on stage.


Ayurveda Revitalize and rejuvenates mind body and soul, a traditional from of ayurvedic treatments are practiced and designed to meet the need of guests.