Thekkady area is an enchanting destination covered in savana grassland, dense evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests.
Renowned for the Periyar Wildlife Park, home to elephants, sambhar deer, tigers, gaur, lion tailed macaques and nilagiri langurs,
the Thekkady area is an enchanting destination covered in savana grassland, dense evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests.
Spread across the vast, undulating landscape are picturesque spice plantations and quaint hill towns with trails winding through that are
ideal for treks and mountain walks. Being blessed with very pleasant summers and winters, Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices
such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.
The best season to visit is between September and March.
Undulating hills draped with the lush growth of fragrant spice plantations, clean, cool mountain air to revive the spirit and exhilarate
the soul. An ever so poignant silence punctuated by the music of fabulously plumed birds. Dense evergreen forests – home to a fascinating
variety of wildlife, plantations of coffee, cardamom and many other sumptuous spices. A pristine mountain stream teeming with fish and
secluded pathways for leisurely walks, come on over –
let your feet do the talking.
The Periyar Wild life Sanctuary
Snuggled in the western Ghats , one of the world's richest bio- diversity apots , is the fascinating natural wild life sanctuary of Thekkady – the protected Periyar Tiger Reserve.
(5 km from Kumily) this picturesque spectrum of exotic flora,
fauna & gurgling streams is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu border.
(43 km from Thekkady, 26 km from Periyar) the winding journey to this hill town,
along the Periyar River offers a stunning view of the hills draped in lush greenery.
Peermedu, the famous plantations town, takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint and close associate of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore.
(25 km from Peermedu) grass covered hills; velvet lawns & the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. The journey from the Theekoy Valley to Vagamon is an unforgettable experience as the mountain road zig zags uphill with steep, cloud touching hills on one side and deep trenches which converge in the dark green valleys below on the other side. Both sides of the road are fringed with flowers of myriad colours and
shapes and an occasional silvery waterfall cascades girdling down the mountains
Munnar or the "three rivers", nestles amidst Western Ghats at the confluence of three mountains streams. The lush landscape is dotted with lakes, reservoirs, forests & several tea estates. The pepper, rubber & cardamom plantations lend a distinct aroma to the cool & bracing climate of the hill resort. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India,
Anamudi, which rises over 2695 m and is an ideal spot for trekking.