Thekkady has every luxury of being a tropical hill station. Dense forests along with grasslands and rich wildlife. It is definitely the destination for jet setters. Thekkady is one of the major producer and exporter of spices. The lush spice plantations add to the aroma of Thekkady’s air.
Things to do in Thekkady/Places to visit in Thekkady
Wildlife can be watched at close quarters on your boat ride across the artificial Periyar Lake. Distinct variety of birds both endemic and migratory are found all year round in Thekkady.
The summers that dries up the forests streams will grace you with wildlife sightings on the banks, when they come out to the lake to quench their thirst. If that is not enough for an adrenaline rush. Checkout the Tiger Trail trekking programme offered by the Periyar Reserve eco-tourism. With trained tribal guides, you could live, breathe and smell the woods. Perhaps be lucky and spot the most incrediblemajestic Tigers of the Periyar Valley. Tuskers, Bisons and Monkeys are bonus sightings too.
Best time to visit Thekkady
October to February is the perfect time to visit Thekkady. The summers from March to May is pretty hot. And monsoons from June to September experiences heavy down pour.