The close interaction between the elephants and the human benefits all, so guests are encouraged to spend as much as time possible during stay in getting to know those wonderful animals. Open to the skies accompanied only by the rhythmic – scuff- scuff- scuff of elephant’s feet and creaks of the wooden howdah. The ride can be a mix of moments of pure terror interspersed with long period of utter peace.
Enjoy boating along the scenic Periyar and experience its vast calmness. The stark, skeletal remains of trees that protrude from its waters give the area a primeval look. The mists that swirl ethereally over the water in the early morning heighten this impression. Kerala Tourism Department and Forest Department are conducting boating at Periyar lake/ Thekkady everyday for both international and domestic travelers...
Enjoy Jeep expedition through this picturesque land and get a close view of those parts inaccessible through foot. The trip covers the dense green vegetation, thick forests, cascading waterfalls and aromatic spice plantations..
Explore the nature in its own turf with Nature walk. Listen to the gurgling of a stream that winds its way, or just stop and listen to the song of the bird. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the magic of woods, connect with nature in its pristine form. Nature walk is the right program to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell her flowers.
It is another splendid entertainment option offered to the nature-lovers who visit Thekkady. This eco friendly program takes the tourists to the thick forests on trek and then to the catchments area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve on a bamboo raft.For nature-lovers, here is a chance to have some great times in the lap of Mother Nature. A comforting, yet exciting bamboo rafting through some of the dense forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve! This bamboo rafting is part of the 'nature walk' of eco-tourism project by the Periyar Tiger Reserve...
The wildlife comes together in perfect harmony with its scenic beauty to make Thekkady a right destination for nature lovers. Here, nestled in the southern Western Ghats of peninsular India, Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) is the oldest and largest protected areas of Kerala.
Kurisumala, which means a ‘Mountain with a Cross on it’, is a Christian pilgrim centre that is a two-kilometer drive from Kumily. Pilgrims climb the mountain on Good Friday in remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the ultimate sacrifice for mankind. The place is also known for its enchanting natural beauty. Kollampattada, on the way to Kurisumala, offers a spectacular view of the Periyar Valley. Visitors usually take a short jeep drive to Kollampattada and then trek to Kurisumala. Rolling mountains all around and a view of a small stretch of River Periyar amidst the greenery are two of the many attractions of Kurisumala.