11 Best Sightseeing Tours in Thekkady - 2020 (with 330 Reviews)

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.

Popular Thekkady Sightseeing Tour Packages

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Sightseeing in Jeep in Thekkady, Kerala 8H ₹ 1072 4.0 star View Details
Kerala and Tamil Nadu Jeep Safari Combo 1H ₹ 300 4.0 star View Details
Jungle Camp in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary 2D/1N ₹ 2750 5.0 star View Details
Nature Walk in Thekkady Flat 30% off 3H ₹ 400 3.0 star View Details
Adventure Trio in Thekkady; Bike Hike Kayak 9H ₹ 4400 4.0 star View Details
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Sightseeing in Jeep in Thekkady, Kerala Best Seller
Sightseeing in Jeep in Thekkady, Kerala

8H

Thekkady

About the Activity:- Thekkady is an exceptionally gifted stretch of land when it comes the beauty of nature. Greenscapes follow you everywhere you go, and this Jeep Safari will take you to some of the best and most beautiful sights of the region.- This jeep safari includes visiting sights like Ramakalmedu (Famous for windmills and panoramic view), Cavary Mount (Offers the best view of Idukki Dam reservoir), and Anchuruli tunnel (One of its kind Circular water tunnel)- Apart from this, the jeep safari is also going to cover beautiful landscapes and developing tourist spots, catering to all Nature Lovers and Explorers.- For about 3 hours, you will ride on the jeep as the breeze caresses you the entire way and animals and birds make for great photo ops in the hills of the western ghats.- You will be picked up and dropped anywhere within the 5 km radius of Thekkady City Centre.Starting Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyEnd Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyTimings:  7 AM to 3:30 PMMinimum No. of People Required: 2
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INR 1,072

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Kerala and Tamil Nadu Jeep Safari Combo Best Seller
Kerala and Tamil Nadu Jeep Safari Combo

1H

Thekkady

Thekkady is an exceptionally gifted stretch of land when it comes to the beauty of nature. Greenscapes follow you everywhere you go, and this particular stretch of land in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is something of a treat that one must cover.About the Activity:Experience the mesmerizing beauty of Thekkady and the scenic view of Tamil Nadu from 2 different points. Enjoy a journey of 1 hour on a jeep and explore the culture of Thekkady. Drive through different roads from town to village to various hills and enjoy taking pictures of the panoramic view of the hills as you traverse many hilly paths.The package consists of the support of an experienced driver and guide. You will be picked up and dropped anywhere within the 5 km radius of Thekkady.Places Covered: OttakathalameduPickup Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyTimings:  You can avail the package for any 1 hour time in between 6 AM to 6 PM.Note: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2 and the maximum number is 7.
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34 Ratings

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Jungle Camp in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Best Seller
Jungle Camp in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2D/1N

Thekkady

Thekkady in Kerala is easily a place that was created to win hearts of all nature lovers. This camping experience in the middle of Periyar Tiger Reserve will bring you some of the most amazing experiences of living in the forest. Factual Information:Situated in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills, this campsite provides tented accommodations for 30 persons at a time with a board room facility for projection, film shows, trekking in the forest, and a chance to experience the traditional tribal food prepared by the Urali tribe. The site is located at the river viewpoint on the banks of Periyar River at Vallakadavu where visitors get an opportunity to camp outdoors in the breathtaking surroundings of the jungles. Stay:Stay in comfortable tents in the middle of the forest on a double sharing basis.Activity:The major activity of this experience is the safari to Gavi village. You will get to interact with the local tribe here. Also included in the package are the Wildlife film shows, Bird watching, and trekking in the jungle. Also, you can choose to experience boating in the nearby river after checking out, which will be complimentary with the package.How to Reach:Thekkady is about 4 km from Kumili in Idukki district, central Kerala and is well connected by road from all the major towns of Kerala.By Air:Cochin International Airport : 190 Kms. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport : 267 Kms. Madurai: 140 Kms.By Train:Kottayam : 114 Kms. Changanassery: 120 Kms. Ernakulam : 190 Kms.Madurai : 135 Kms.By Road:Direct bus links to / from Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Kottayam, Munnar and Madurai.Capacity: Min 2 | Max 30Check-in : 3:30 pmCheck out: 2:00 pm
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INR 2,750

Nature Walk in Thekkady Flat 30% off Best Seller
Nature Walk in Thekkady Flat 30% off

3H

Thekkady

About the Activity:- Thekkady is gifted with some of the most beautiful sceneries of the jungles of the Western Ghats. This walking tour takes you to the beauty of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.- Making the experience even more unique will be your trained tribal guide, who will introduce everything to you through a poetic way. - When on this tour, you will explore and experience some of the most important places of this beautiful forest that are not to be missed, including some hidden yet prominent lanes and places that one can't really find on the internet.- The wildlife of the Sanctuary comes to life in these parts, especially at dawn. Chirps and roars ring throughout the land and make for a great experienceTime slots: 1: 07.00 A.M.2: 07.30 A.M.3: 10.00 A.M.4: 10.30 A.M.5: 02.00 P.M. 6: 02.30 P.M. Capacity: Min 4 | Max 5
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25 Ratings

3.0

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INR 400

Adventure Trio in Thekkady; Bike Hike Kayak Best Seller
Adventure Trio in Thekkady; Bike Hike Kayak

9H

Thekkady

About the Activity:- Enjoy this trip of Thekkady with three adventure activities rolled into one. You will explore the best of Thekkady as you go Cycling, Hiking, and Kayaking across the region.- You will start by arriving at Kodanad, a small village on the banks of the river Periyar, where you begin cycling on the amazing undulating terrain of the hills.- You will be riding through paddy fields and spice plantations till you reach the boundaries of the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, where you will be served lunch at one of the camps.- From here, the cycles will be ditched and the adventure will be switched to Kayaking on the Periyar River. Glide on the waters of the calm river flowing through the jungles of the area before finishing the adventure at Bhoothathankettu.- It is a stretch of rainforest in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will enjoy taking a hike in the green canopy.Starting Point: KodanadTimings: 7 AM to 4 PM
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28 Ratings

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INR 4,400

Thekkady Forest Jeep Safari, Kerala Best Seller
Thekkady Forest Jeep Safari, Kerala

8H

Thekkady

Thekkady is an exceptionally gifted stretch of land when it comes to the beauty of nature. Greenscapes follow you everywhere you go, and this Jeep Safari takes you through the famous tea estates and waterfalls of the area, which is the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.About the Activity:For 8 hours, you will ride on the jeep for about 140 km and travel past 5 dams, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Drive through the roads of the forest and enjoy the glimpses of a variety of unique animals. You can also avail the option of Kottavanchin ride and interact with the local people inside the forest. The package provides with the assistance of an experienced guide who would accompany you throughout the journey. You will be picked up and dropped anywhere within the 5 km radius of Thekkady. Don't miss out the chance to explore Thekkady culture and capture the memories in the beautiful panoramic view.Places Covered: Goodrickaal, Kochupampa, ValyapampaPickup Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyTimings: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PMNote: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2 and the maximum number is 7.
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31 Ratings

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INR 1,300

Gavi Forest Jeep Safari, Kerala Flat 15% off Best Seller
Gavi Forest Jeep Safari, Kerala Flat 15% off

8H

Thekkady

Thekkady is an exceptionally gifted stretch of land when it comes to the beauty of nature. Greenscapes follow you everywhere you go, and this particular stretch of land in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is something of a treat that one must cover.About the Activity:This Jeep Safari takes you to witness the Gavi Forest, which is a jungle around a lake of the same name, particularly known for its amazing and spectacular views. For about 3 hours, enjoy a jeep safari that takes you through an adventurous ride. During this, the jeep will also go about 5 to 7 km offroad, elevating the adrenaline of the experience. You will come across many viewpoints of the hills of the western ghats where you can take some of the most memorable pictures. Enjoy the jeep safari with the assistance of an experienced guide cum driver. Also, you shall be able to grab delicious breakfast and lunch along with enjoying a trekking experience. You will be picked up and dropped anywhere within the 5 km radius of Thekkady.Pickup Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyTimings: 5:30 AMNote: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2 and the maximum number is 7.
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32 Ratings

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INR 2,800

Border Crossing Jeep Safari in Thekkady, Kerala Best Seller
Border Crossing Jeep Safari in Thekkady, Kerala

3H

Thekkady

About the Activity:- Thekkady is an exceptionally gifted stretch of land when it comes to the beauty of nature. Greenscapes follow you everywhere you go, and this jeep safari through the state borders will be a great memory of the land of Kerala for you.-  For about 3 hours, you will ride on the jeep as the breeze caresses you the entire way and animals and birds make for great photo ops in the hills of the western ghats.- You will drive through different roads, ranging from town to village to various hills, and as you are experiencing all this, you will also venture into the state of Tamil Nadu for a while to see its beauty. - Click photographs of the beautiful panoramic view as you go on to explore the culture of Thekkady, and get to visit a Grape Farm and enjoy a walk.- Take a pitstop at the Periyar Dam and enjoy the view of the canals and penstock of the lower embankment.- You will be picked up and dropped anywhere within the 5 km radius of Thekkady City Centre.Starting Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyEnd Point: Anywhere within 5 km radius of ThekkadyTimings:  6 AM to 6 PMMinimum No. of People Required: 2
Superb

30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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INR 539

INR 429

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Night Trekking in Thekkady Flat 25% off
Night Trekking in Thekkady Flat 25% off

3H

Thekkady

About the Activity:- Thekkady is gifted with some of the most beautiful sceneries of the jungles of the Western Ghats. This night trekking tour takes you to the beauty of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.- Making the experience even more unique will be your trained tribal guide, who will introduce everything to you through a poetic way. - A three hour night trekking that starts from two points, the Entrance Gate of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and from the Bamboo Groves so you can get the best experiences of the wild while being accompanied by an Armed Forest Guard and two Guides.- The jungle truly comes to life at night in these parts, where this guided trek takes you to a lot of unique places inside the sanctuary, where you can see the natural habitats of many wild animals.- The wildlife of the Sanctuary comes to life in these parts, especially at dawn. Chirps and roars ring throughout the land and make for a great experience.Time slots: 1: 07.00 PM2: 10:00 PM3: 01:00 AMCapacity: Min 2 | Max 6
Very Good

27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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Day Outing at Elephant Junction Thekkaddy
Day Outing at Elephant Junction Thekkaddy

Thekkady

About the Activity: Thekkady in Kerala, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India.Thekkady is famous for the Periyar wild life sanctuary. Periyar wild life sanctuary is one of the best places for viewing wild animals.The countries sole tiger reserve, Thekkady with its beautiful treasures of tropical flora and funa is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and rich tribal culture. Interact with these peaceful animals, the elephants, as you bathe and feed them. Indulge in beautiful plantation walks and a visit to the cardamom factory. 
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32 Ratings

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Stay at Tabernacle Plantation Resorts.
Stay at Tabernacle Plantation Resorts.

1D/1N

Thekkady

About the Activity: Kerala is the ultimate destination for any traveler around the world.Tabernacle Resort is situated at Kumily, a place in Idukki district of Kerala state.It is tucked away in the forest of Thekkady and surrounded by high mountains and lakes.Tabernacle is a cardamom plantation resort. An estate bungalow and cottages are available for tourist accommodation.Tabernacle plantation tourist resort is good for visiting at all seasons. Climate is comfortable even at summer. It is the pleasure of living out with the taste of home
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35 Ratings

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09 November 2019
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Situated in the Pandalam Hills and Cardamom Hills, this amazing campsite provides tented accommodations for maximum 30 persons at a time with a board room facility for projection, film shows, trekking in the forest, and a chance to experience the traditional tribal food prepared by the Urali tribe. Thanks, Thrillophilia for such a great experience!!