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Thekkady Vacation Packages

Explore the flora and fauna of this beautiful region in southwest India. Ride an elephant through the jungle and go on an overnight tiger-trekking adventure.

The hill town of Thekkady is surrounded by a vast wilderness of dense evergreen forests, lakes and plantations. The land is home to a popular wildlife reserve where tigers and herds of elephants roam. Go wildlife spotting, enjoy long walks through the mountains and camp overnight in the jungle.

Spread out over hundreds of square miles is the Periyar National Park, a protected area in the Cardamom and Pandalam Hills. Go on a boat cruise along Periyar Lake to see elephants bathing and playing by the water’s edge. You can also traverse the waterway on a bamboo raft. Visit the park’s Elephant Junction to ride these magnificent creatures through the forest. 

The national park is part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Go on the Tiger Trail, a one or two-night trek through hills and valleys to look for tigers. Your overnight accommodation will be in tents pitched in the forest.

The reserve also hosts a number of other guided walks, normally lasting between two hours and a full day. Look for bird species such as flycatchers, thrushes and hornbills on the Nature Walk and hike through deciduous forests and marshy grassland on the Green Walk. 

For some evening entertainment, go to the park's Kadathanadan Kalari Center. Watch skilled athletes perform martial art displays, accompanied by music, fire and loud drum beats.

A visit to the national park is also an excellent opportunity to study Thekkady’s tropical flora, including eucalyptus trees, orchids, banyans and jacarandas. Enhance your knowledge of the area's plant life with an excursion to Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden. Here you can tour plantations and learn about products made from the herbs, spices and other plants.  

Reach Thekkady by flying into Madurai Airport. At a distance of approximately 85 miles (136 kilometers) away this is the nearest airport. Make the rest of the journey by taxi or rental car.  Thekkady's wildlife and beautiful natural scenery can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, bear in mind the monsoon season is between June and September and some activities are weather dependent.


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KTDC Periyar House Thekkady

KTDC Periyar House Thekkady

Thekkady, Idukki, Thekkady
3.1
of 5, from 14 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Thekkady, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Periyar Boat Landing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Mudra Cultural Centre. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is 3.8 mi (6.2 km) away.

£47
Club Mahindra Thekkady

Club Mahindra Thekkady

Amalambika Road, Thekkady
2.2
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Thekkady, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Mudra Cultural Centre. Periyar Boat Landing and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£80
Shalimar Spice Garden

Shalimar Spice Garden

Murikkady P O, Kumily Dist, Idukki, Thekkady
4.7
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Thekkady, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Periyar Boat Landing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Mudra Cultural Centre. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) away.

£56
The Mountain Courtyard Thekady

The Mountain Courtyard Thekady

Kottayam Kumily Road, 66th Mile, Thekkady
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a national park, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Mudra Cultural Centre and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Kadathanadan Kalari Centre. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar Boat Landing are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£105
Kofiland Resort

Kofiland Resort

Spring Valley, Thekkady
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Mudra Cultural Centre and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Kadathanadan Kalari Centre. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar Boat Landing are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£116
Niraamaya Cardamom Club

Niraamaya Cardamom Club

256 V & V Estate, Spring valley, Kumily, Thekkady
4.4
of 5, from 9 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Thekkady, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Mudra Cultural Centre and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Kadathanadan Kalari Centre. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar Boat Landing are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£110
KTDC Lake Palace Thekkady

KTDC Lake Palace Thekkady

Thekkady, Idukki, Thekkady
4.6
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Thekkady, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Periyar Boat Landing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Mudra Cultural Centre. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) away.

£16
Kerala House

Kerala House

Lake Road, Thekkady
3.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Thekkady, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Mudra Cultural Centre. Periyar Boat Landing and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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