Waking up into the magnificent view of snow-cladded Western Ghats with the cheerful chirping of birds and the coziness of traditional living settings is all about a day in Kerala’s dream destination, Thekkady.
Thekkady is undoubtedly a mesmerizing tourist paradise for travelers and is located at an altitude of 900 to 1800 meters above sea level. With the unspoiled beauty of nature and the spectacular flora and fauna surrounding everywhere, the land gives incredible opportunities to explore its wilderness and serenity.
Thekkady is home to many natural wonders that persuade tourists to visit again and again! Here’s a list of top 7 activities that you could do during your stay at Greenwoods, the luxury resort in Thekkady:
Stretched out over a wide area of more than 777 square kilometers of forest land, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated to the south of Western Ghats and is a protected zone of tigers, Nilgiri tahr, Nilgiri langur, Gaur, Sambar, rare lion-tailed macaques, etc.
Just set off for an adventure cruise on the longest and the beautiful lake of Kerala, Periyar Lake. All-round boating is opened for visitors 365 days a year and gifts a grand view of the eye-catching view of the dense forests, sizzling valleys, rare mammals, etc.
As the legend goes, Kannaki, a Tamil woman punished all the people who killed her husband and transformed into a goddess, Mangaladevi. The 1000 year old temple is built in the thick forest of Periyar Tiger Reserve and offers a pristine ambiance for pilgrims as well as tourists.
Filled with the captivating aroma of spices, Abraham’s Spice Garden is a real treat for eyes and nose. This spice garden has a wide range of aromatic spices that are used for cooking, preparing Ayurvedic medicines, perfumes, etc.
Built across the largest river in Kerala, Periyar, Mullaperiyar dam is geographically placed on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats. One of the important highlights of the dam is that it is one of the oldest dams in the world. A slow walk around the dam brings a fantastic view of the verdant landscapes.
A solo journey or a group trip to Kumily inspires you from every corner. The lush green vegetation, the verdant valleys, and the breathtaking meadows combine to form a serine countryside known as Kumily. The major part of the land is covered by cardamom plantations. Kumily acts as the gateway to Kerala from Tamilnadu.
It is guaranteed that one can experience the real chillness of the gushing foamy water passing through the dense forests and falling from an incredible height. The cascading waterfall of Chellarkovil is the main attraction of this village. A fresh and dazzling natural pool is formed at the end of the falls where you can take a power bath.