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About Thekkady

Boasting of unspoiled forests and a rich flora and fauna, Thekkady is a nature lover’s paradise in India. Situated in Kerala, God’s own country, Thekkady is a beautiful little city which is home to the largest tiger reserve in India. Thekkady boasts of a pleasant and cool climate throughout the year, making it suitable for a visit whenever you want to.

It offers tourists a laid-back vacation with the opportunity of enjoying nature at its absolute best, in the middle of scintillating backdrops and scenic landscapes. Having greenery all around, Thekkady has numerous cardamom, tea and coffee plantations, several magnificent mountains, waterfalls as well as pristine rivers.

Thekkady is home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the best places you can go to observe wildlife and catch a glimpse of the magnificent tigers. Thekkady is also a great place for bird watching, with several jungle safaris offering an experience like no other.

Some of the other famous tourist attractions in Thekkady include the Mangla Devi Temple, which is quite old and is considered a must-visit place for religious people. Other places you can visit here are the plantations near Odamade, Murukkady and Vellaramkunnu. You can also spend some much-needed time of relaxation in the small village of Chellarkovil.

Tourists can enjoy many different adventure activities including trekking, rafting, jeep safaris, bamboo rafting and many more. One of the best activities you can enjoy here is exploring the dense forests on an elephant safari.

Thekkady is also known for is spice markets, where you can get to experience the vibrant culture of Kerala. This is one place which will leave you wanting more every time you come here on a holiday, with its backwaters, pleasant climate and an all-over attraction.

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Which are the best Thekkady houseboats?

1. Gateway Thekkady: A journey on Thekkady Houseboats through Kerala’s mysterious backwaters is unquestionably a once in a lifetime event. Kerala’s houseboats are not only culturally significant, but they also provide a unique vacation activity. Local resources are used to construct these eco-friendly Kerala houseboats.

2. Irish Houseboats: 
Exploring Periyar Tiger Reserve by Houseboats in Thekkady is a fantastic way to go. Boating in Thekkady includes a tour across the Periyar Lake, which is home to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and provides delightful experience as well as warm hospitality. The entire houseboat tour lasts for about one and half an hour and it is run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and the Forest Department.

3. Elite Houseboat: 
Thekkady is India’s only refuge in which you can get a close look at animals from the comfort of Elite Houseboat. Houseboats in Thekkady are approximately 60-70 feet in length. Wild Elephants, Bison, Sambhar, Gaur and a rich diversity of birds are just a few of the species you could encounter if you are lucky.

Thekkady Reviews

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Sam Chapman
Reviewed: 31 Oct 2023
4.0/5
 I think we needed more information on the time that it takes to drive to the destinations. We ended up changing our flights so that we didn’t miss the first day and had to cut short our last destination as it was too far to drive back and catch our flight. Having said that the hotels were good and... Read More
Sam Chapman
Sam Chapman
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Vinayak Pujari
Reviewed: 21 Nov 2022
5.0/5
Overall a very good experience with boathouse and munnar greenery, very good weather and good safety measures and good support from thrilling staff. Thankyou team Vinayak Pujari Insta: _vinayak__p , NiShA_PaTiL_2001
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Pragati Manchanda
Reviewed: 13 Oct 2023
5.0/5
This was really an awesome trip. We enjoyed a lot. We took premium package and the stays and breakfast buffet was really good. I believe driver is the person who defines how our trip would be, because I have been to other parts of India and I know the issues that happens because of driver. But our d... Read More
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Pragati Manchanda
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RANJIT KUMAR
Reviewed: 11 Apr 2023
5.0/5
We had very sweet memories during our trip ,staff of Thrillophilia was very supportive especially Indranil was so responsive through our trip resolved the issues with short notice ,extremely happy for his support rendered 
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RANJIT  KUMAR
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Vaishnavi Charolkar
Reviewed: 09 Jul 2024
5.0/5
Trip was excellently organised by Rupali Sharma and All sightseeing were covered till last date.Thankyou so much Rupali Sharma for such a good trip planning . Driver name Anwar Mytheen was polite throughout journey. He took care of us safely drived and good behaviour in whole kerala trip Thankyouu A... Read More
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Vaishnavi Charolkar
Vaishnavi Charolkar
Vaishnavi Charolkar
Vaishnavi Charolkar
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Antika Antika
Reviewed: 27 Oct 2023
5.0/5
The trip was well planned and we had a wonderful time. We were assigned a professional driver and a clean, well maintained vehicle for the trip. All the hotels we stayed in were very clean with good service. Although due to lack of time some of the sightseeing points couldn’t be covered, the places ... Read More
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