Things to Do in Thekkady

  • The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

    Come, see, capture the best moments, go back home happy! That’s a line apt for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located close to the plantations and surrounded by the Cardamom Hills, the Sanctuary enjoys the most scenic setting in the rich jungles of Periyar.

    Declared a Tiger Reserve in ...

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  • Spring Valley Mountain

    Spring Valley Mountain

    Better known as Kurisumala among the locals, the Spring Valley Mountain is a hillock overlooking the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The hillock provides excellent opportunity for trekking. The top of the hillock presents a dazzling view of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

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  • Pandikuzhi


    This cradle of picturesque landscape, exotic flora and fauna and winding streams is sandwiched between Chellarkovil and Tamil Nadu. Pandikuzhi is a delightful spot for spending a day picnicking amongst the thickets of greenery and gushing streams. ...

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  • Vandiperiyar


    The journey to Vandiperiyar itself is a heady mix of mountains draped in lush green thick forests rushing to greet you on the road. Vandiperiyar abounds in vast plantations of tea, coffee and pepper. The Periyar River flows through this town enriching the plantations of fertile soil.

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  • Chellarkovil


    This sleepy little village has started figuring prominently on the ‘places to visit while in Thekkady’ list. The stunning natural beauty of this place mingled with the solitude and peace attract a good number of tourists. The shimmering light of the sun reflected on the cascading waterfalls is a sight ...

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  • Panchalimedu


    Deeply revered in Thekkady, it is believed that the Pancha Pandavas spent their years of exile in the forests of Panchalimedu.

    Intriguing and interesting are the stones that are found here; they are carved in the shape of furniture, which are believed to be used by the Pandavas. ...

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  • Mangala Devi Temple

    Mangala Devi Temple

    The Mangala Devi Temple is a highly revered and sacred temple hidden deep into the forests of Thekkady. The temple opens only once every year for devotees to pay their respects to the deity of the temple. This happens on Chitra Pournami day, which falls in the month of March. ...

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  • Abraham’s Spice Garden

    Abraham’s Spice Garden

    If you are driving from Kottayam towards Thekkady, you will come across Abraham’s Spice Garden – a beautiful organic garden of spices. It’s a difficult task to spot the garden from the road unless you are actually looking for it and have a fair idea of its location.

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  • Grampi


    Grampi is a beautiful hill station of rolling hills, green pastures and a tranquil environment. Owing to its pristine valleys and picturesque landscape, Grampi has become a preferred tourist destination. ...

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  • Gavi


    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 ...

  • Mangala Devi Temple

    Mangala Devi Temple

    Located at a distance of 11 kilometres from Thekkady and atop a peak, some 1400 metres above sea level, Mangala Devi Temple features the traditional Kerala style of architecture. You can get panoramic views of some hill villages of Tamil Nadu and the ghats. This 100o year old temple dedicated ...

  • Periyar Tiger Reserve

    Periyar Tiger Reserve

    One amongst the 27 tiger reserves in India and mainly known for being a tiger and elephant sanctuary, you must visit Periyar Tiger Reserve if you love being a part of nature’s bounty. You will be mesmerized by the scenic beauty, wild flowers, 100-year-old artificial lake and the rich bio-diversity ...