Kerala is famous for its natural bounty. Its
proximity to the ocean and the Western Ghats running through the state has made
it a humid place, which is also blessed with perennial rainfall. This is the
reason for its lush forests and hills and valleys that are covered with lush
greenery and tumbling mountain streams that invites thousands of tourists to book Kerala tour packages.
Thekkady is about 200 km from Cochin, which is also
the nearest airport. The Western Ghats help to sustain many rivers, and the
Periyar River flowing through Thekkady is one such river, which is also the
site of the Mulla Periyar dam. Thekkady is famous for its elephant and tiger
reserves and trails. There are many tea and spice plantations through which
herds of wild elephants travel regularly, so book your holiday tours to Thekkday in order to enjoy the best of wildlife.
Located at about 100 km from Munnar, Thekkady is a nature
lover’s paradise. There are many trails around Thekkady for those interested in
experiencing nature first hand. The place is cool and humid, and so the best
time to visit is between September and May. The nearest airport is in Kochi,
which is 200 km away, although there is a small airport in Munnar, which is
about 95 km away.
If you are a beginner, it is advisable to take one
of the easier and shorter trails. However, if you are an experienced trekker,
then you can explore these dense forests with their abundant wildlife that can take
an entire day to cover with the assistance of an experienced tribal guide.
However, local restrictions limit the number of people to 5 in the case of
short trails and 10 in case of long trails. Therefore, plan your South India trip to
The Tiger Trail is unique because the guides who
take you on this trail are former poachers who have turned a new leaf and are
doing their bit to help preserve and conserve our forests and its wildlife. Therefore,
they have an unmatched intimate knowledge of these forests and the trails.
Options include 2 days/1 night or 3 days/2 nights, depending on your schedule along with a vacation in Munnar.
this trail will include 5 visitors, 5 guides and 2 forest officials, and a
distance of 25–30 km should be covered. You will have to stay in pitched tents
and eat vegetarian food prepared by your guides. The tough conditions of the
trail indicate that only medically fit people between the ages of 15 to 65 can
be admitted to the trek.
Importantly, Thekkady offers
fun for those who love adventure and Nature. It is advisable to prepare
yourself beforehand and pack adequately to take these amazing trails into the