Kerala - Thekkady Hill Station

Thekkady – Lush green spice plantations conjuring with unending chains of hills

Kerala Thekkady Hill Station

One of the most popular hill stations in Kerala, Thekkady is nestled among the Western Ghats in the Idukki district. It is situated in the Periyar National Park and is popular for its rich tea plantations and lush green forests.

The vibrant variety of flora and fauna growing in this area makes Thekkady a highly sought after travel destination. With a number of exotic resorts and homestays that make your stay comfortable, Thekkady is the ultimate holiday destination.

The joy of observing the elephants and the growing flora and fauna adds to the distinctive touch of nature in Thekkady. Visiting the elephants that are a favorite among tourists is a highlight in Thekkady and makes for cherished memories to take back home.

Activities to do in Periyar

Thekkady gives a lot of activities for the bored mind to revel in. It provides you with a variety of sightseeing tours and activities to indulge. The Thekkady wildlife sanctuary and the Periyar forests treat you with a special sight of wild animals. You can get to stay overnight in the jungle in tree houses and enjoy the night life of the forest without any fear. The green spice and tea plantations make for an amazing cycling route through which you can enjoy the buds of nature. Exploring Thekkady with your friends and family makes for a great vacation.

  • Tea and Spice plantation tour
  • Nature walk
  • Clouds walk
  • Jungle inn
  • Elephant safari
  • Wildlife sanctuary
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Tiger trail
  • Boating in the Periyar River
  • Visiting the Ayurveda museum
  • Attractions at Thekkady


    Thekkady is a serene and a tranquil holiday destination in Kerala. It allures tourists from all across the globe with its pristine forests and climate that is pleasant throughout the year. People flock to see the adorable elephants bathing and playing in the Periyar River during a visit to the Periyar sanctuary. During the Tiger trails, if you are lucky, you might spot tiger cubs playing around, rather than the usual Tiger spotting. With Thekkady being a popular tourist destination, it is a great place to shop around for handcrafts, home-made chocolates, tea and spices that are naturally grown there. With the range of mountains, Thekkady becomes the ideal spot for trekking and hiking plus a few more adventure sports like bamboo rafting. Situated in the most beautiful location in the Western Ghats with air as fresh as a morning dew, Thekkady is an ideal place to go for an Ayurvedic treatment.

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    Food and beverages

    Thekkady is never short of restaurants, coffee shops, snack kiosks and street food vendors. You should try out the mouth-watering local cuisine as it is inviting with its aroma since it is made out of naturally grown spices.

    Public facilities

    Public facilities such as restaurants, public toilets, police station, public transport and security in Thekkady are readily available in all the areas around the hill station.

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