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Placed near the border town of Kumily, about 60 kilometers from Idukky, Thekkady does the place that you would look for as an adventurer, a nature enthusiast, a fun-loving amateur wildlife photographer, or just as a wayfarer who wants to visit wonderful places. Whoever you are, you will surely be stunned by the sheer awesomeness that Thekkady offers you. The multitude of awesomeness, mainly in the form of birding, trekking, or spotting elephants and bison while boating in the Periyar Lake, waits for you once you are in Thekkady.
Periyar Wildlife in Thekkady Tour Packages
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, of which Thekkady is a part, is arguably the best-maintained wildlife sanctuaries of the Country. Declared as a Tiger reserve in 1978, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has spread over 777 sq km and protects some of the rarest species found in the Western Ghats. Thekkady has a wide variety of vertebrates. About 62 species of mammals, 3320 species of birds, 45 species of reptiles, 27 species of amphibians, and 38 species of fishes are found in Thekkady, thanks to the diversity of forest types, marshes, and the lake. The mammals, apart from the tiger, are wild elephant, gaur, wild boar, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, and the Malabar giant squirrel. The flora in the region is as rich and varied, including 1965 flowering plants, 171 grass species, 143 species of wild orchids, and the only South Indian conifer. The best season to spot the animals is during the summer season, which spans from March to May, and the best season to visit the place as such is from September to March. For a bird’s eye view of the park, visit The Sanctuary Watch Tower in the interior of the forest.
To not miss anything that this land of tigers offers, make sure to select a Thekkady tour package that suits you the best. The 24 km artificial lake, the Nilgiris in the background, the scintillating nature, and the overall freshness makes Thekkady the most visited tourist spot of Kerala. A Thekkady holiday offers much more to an adventure explorer-like rock climbing, trekking, bamboo rafting, and hiking.
Greenery in Thekkady
The cardamom plantation of Kumiliy, the closest town of Thekkady, is a treat for the eyes. As one of the largest auction centers of cardamom in the world, Kumily offers you a souvenir no other places you go can offer. The plantation tour, arranged by the District Tourism Information Office, gives you a chance to explore the cardamom plantation, pepper, coffee, and tea plantation. It also gives you a chance to know the tribal lifestyle by giving you a chance to visit the tribal settlements.
The Elephant safari through the sanctuary helps you appreciate the beauty of nature like nothing else. It is a chance for you to be amazed by the richness of flora and fauna found in the tropical evergreen forests of India. The popular trekking trails of Thekkady are Pullumedu, Spring Valley Mountain (Kurishumala), Ottakathalamedu, and Grampi. A visit to Thekkady might widen your perspective, and that makes Thekkady a must-visit place for you.
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