Imagine winding lanes, meandering through lush green forests amongst foggy hills. Why imagine? Make a trip to Thekkady and Idukki, Kerala! Unlock a world to picturesque greenery, authentic Malayali cuisine, rejuvenating spa treatments and absolute bliss with the best sightseeing tours in Thekkady. Also, get acquainted with the Keralite dance and martial art forms of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu at local training centres. Watch the majestic tiger at Periyar National Reserve, which you may have read about in your geography textbooks. You will also find many elephants here, in addition to the lion-tailed Macaque, the Gaur and the Nilgiri Tahir. Take an elephant ride at this national park, to go deeper into the forests. You can also explore the forests in an exclusive jeep-safari.
Anakkara, is a local village in Thekkady, known for its spice plantations. Alternatively, Abraham’s Spice Garden is another perfect place for Ayurveda and cultivation. Take a boat-ride on the Periyar Lake, famous for backwaters and also a spot for close animal-watching. Bamboo Rafting on the lake should be on your list of things to do. One tour includes 10 people and is a very unifying experience. In Idukki, the Mangla Devi Temple is an abode of tranquil spirituality. If you’re with family, pack your picnic baskets and head to Pandikuzhi, which is a thick green landscape, dotted at intervals with little streams. Ultimately, driving through the serene roads of Kumily, immerse yourself in its tea-plantations and the best sightseeing tours in Thekkady along its countryside.