10 Things to Do in Thekkady That You Shouldn't Miss

November 12, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Thekkady in India, from Asia region, is best know for Other Ranches & Farms. Discover best things to do in Thekkady with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Thekkady

1. Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

Attapallam P.O. | Kumly, Thekkady 685509, India +91 94468 06941
Excellent
74%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

Green Park Ayurvedic and Spices Plantation offers a chance to sync with nature. We provide a natural and silent atmosphere which enhances fresh breathe and a pleasure mind. Green Park is 100% eco friendly including with farm, honey bee colony, natural fish aquarium, artificial paddy field, suspension bridge, cardamom processing unit, fruit plantation, green house for vegetables, etc.

Reviewed By richardnewman123 - Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Just returned from 2 hours at Green Park where we had a super tour of the spice farm plantation and grounds of this lovely place. Our guide, Noushad, speaks excellent english and he explained & showed us so many different spices ....
This was our 3rd spice tour and definitely the best. The owner and his wife are also very kind and interesting
Ask to see the treehouse rooms .. high in the trees
Great place ... dont miss it when you come to Thekkady

2. Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

Thekkady Road, Kumily, Thekkady - Periyar | Near Navarasa Kathakali Centre, Thekkady 685509, India +91 94476 11967
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 822 reviews

Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

At Kadathanadan Kalari Centre ,Thekkady,this martial art is performed in kuzhikalari.A highly designed gallery has been built in such a way that the viewers will get a clear vision from a safer distance. Kalaripayattu is a traditional psycho-physiological discipline emanating from Kerala's uniqe mytho-historical heritage as well as a scientific system of physical culture training. KALARI Daily Show : 6 pm to 7 pm KATHAKALI Daily Shows: 5 pm to 6 pm & 7 pm to 8 pm,

Reviewed By Anand G - Kochi (Cochin), India

The performers in the Kadathanadan Kalari were top class. They could keep the overcrowded gallery spell bound with exquisite and breathtaking numbers. The passage of a whole hour could be realised only when they ended the show. A must see in one's life time. Used to watching full scal Kathakali Performances, it was given a go by.

3. Mudra Cultural Centre

Thekkady Road | Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India +91 94474 62901
Excellent
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4.5 based on 280 reviews

Mudra Cultural Centre

Mudra cultural centre every evening programs at 6pm kalarippayattu and 5pm and 7PM Kathakali

Reviewed By Poonam A

Its an amazing place to absorb Kerala culture. We enjoyed a one hour Kathakali show with detailed explanations and then another one hour breathtaking martial arts show. The artists and performers are too good. The young boys of martial art pack a lot of energy....so brave....they impress foreign tourists too.

4. Periyar Lake

Thekkady, India +91 97442 68480
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Periyar Lake

Reviewed By Vicki B - London, United Kingdom

I would recommend the Periyar lake boat ride as the best chance at spotting some of the larger wild animals on the reserve. Nature is completely unpredictable so there are no guarantees you will see any wildlife, these animals are wild and don't keep to tourists schedules! However opting for the 3.30pm ride means your are more likely to see animals coming to the lakeside for a drink after the midday sun.

5. Gavi Forest

Thekkady, Thekkady, India +91 4869 222 620
Excellent
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4 based on 208 reviews

Gavi Forest

Reviewed By NKRajput - Mumbai, India

Gavi Eco Tourism, lots of people are still not aware that Gavi has staying facility as well.
As recommended by my friend we booked Swiss cottage package.. this package included stay, food, jungle safari, boating and trekking. A dedicated guide is provided by them who will get your plan done perfectly.
The Swiss tent cottages are bang on the river side... Amazing location, boating was just amazing. As an avid birder I was quite satisfied... Got to see Malabar Grey Hornbill, yellow browed bulbul. And many many more... Malabar Giant Squirrels are in abundance can't miss them.
Most of the tourist comes for a days visit from Periyar. Worth a visit to this amazing location.
Remember no mobile network works apart from BSNL.
We stayed for 24hours, which was just out of the world. Things can improve, staying facility is basic, but one can just enjoy.

6. Periyar National Park

Banks Of Artificial Periyar Lake, Thekkady, India +91 72220 15635
Excellent
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4 based on 595 reviews

Periyar National Park

Reviewed By Ian W

Our guide had heard that there were elephants seen by an earlier tour so we set off at a cracking pace to see if we could find them We encountered two separate groups - the first was two adult females and a juvenile calf; the second was two males fighting as well as two females with a baby. Our guide also pointed out some of the magnificent birds to be found in the reserve. Terrific guide and a great day.

7. Spice Walk

Spring Valley | Murikkady, Thekkady 685536, India +91 94464 22698
Excellent
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Spice Walk

Spice walk is a 200 acre coffee plantation, located in Kumily, Kerala. The farm consist of coffee, cardamom, pepper and other spices. The farm tour is about an hour, with a guide and there is extensive study of coffee and cardamom cultivations.Spice walk also have facilities for boating, small trek and fishing. There is also a shop that sells farm fresh spices.

Reviewed By follydoc - London, United Kingdom

There are many offers for "spice walks" in and around Thekkady. But most set foot into a garden where the "guides" talk a very short walk and explain bushes, herbs and trees with its value for mankind. Everything is "very good for your health". Even varicose veins would disappear after one month, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases. Why has industry not responded yet?? Eventually, you end up in the farms shop where you (have to) can buy the wonderful stuff.

8. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kumily, Thekkady, India +91 94443 25105
Excellent
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3.5 based on 830 reviews

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Reviewed By Sally186349

The local government bus que is Always Long to get to the sanctuary but buses come regularly and it doesn’t take long to get to the reserve about ten mins. Then off the bus and more queuing to get tickets for boat trip. Best get in this que as soon as possible because tickets are linked to seat numbers and position on boat. Lots of people queuing but lots of boats so although doesn’t seem enough boats the government officials soon get everyone on board a boat. Beware of monkeys whilst waiting to board boat as although they looked small and cute they were prone to biting. We took the 3.30pm boat and was lucky and saw a herd of 7 elephants numerous bison in herds and deer and lots of birds. Off the boat you have to que again for bus back to town.

9. Periyar Tiger Reserve

Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady 685536, India +91 4869 222 027
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 1 reviews

Periyar Tiger Reserve

The Periyar Tiger Trail is a protection-oriented trekking programme. The trek route passes through hills and Valleys.

Reviewed By Terri G - Windsor

This is the ultimate most comfortable ferry ride on The Periyar to view India’s Incredible wildlife. We saw elephant herds, families with babies, monkeys, buffalo, deer, boars, wild pigs, many species of birds and so many animals near the rivers edge too numerous to mention. Priceless experience

10. Chellarkovil Viewpoint

Chellaracovil-Mettu Road, Thekkady 685509, India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Chellarkovil Viewpoint

Reviewed By Dinesh_cbe - Coimbatore, India

This is one of the good place to view the beauty of the nature. From this viewpoint, we can see the panoramic view of this place - dense forest, farmlands, village, mist all over the places and even see the awesome sky kisses the earth very far from here - breath taking one. Romantic too !!!

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