Places to visit in Thekkady

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Places to Visit in Thekkady

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What travellers are saying

  • Anand M
    Kochi (Cochin), India2 contributions
    Entry into Gavi starts at Angamoozhy check post, from where you have to enter before 11 am. The drive through the forest is an exhilarating experience that lasts for around 5-6 hours, all the way to the Vandiperiyar checkpost. There’s nothing in particular to do at Gavi unless you book for for packages provided by KFDC beforehand, and will consist of plantation visits, jungle safari, etc. If they had some activities that can be provided on-arrival, I would have given a five star rating (I really wish I could do the Jungle safari). There are also a number of views, plant and animal wildlife whilst on the way to Gavi. Overall a great experience!
    Written 17 September 2021
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  • Tony B
    Chandigarh, India228 contributions
    We tried our hand at the Elephant ride at the banana plantation and it was quite a unique and nice experience. Takes a few minutes to adjust to the elephant movements but one quickly gets the hang of it. These gentle loving beings offer a wonder ride around the plantation and though a bath with these elephants is also on offer, we decided to skip that option due to some other commitments. Overall a nice experience.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • ec_13243
    Ahmedabad, India83 contributions
    We were looking to visit a spice plantation which was non commercial and less crowded. We came across Benny and his Green Park spice garden in Thekkady. Even though the area was not very big like other commercial plantations, the knowledge we got from Benny was simply amazing. It was almost like an in-depth botany class with so much information about Indian spices and ayurveda. Benny has hundreds of different types of spices, fruits, medicinal plants and even vegetables. Our kids enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a complete self sustainable farm.
    Written 5 April 2022
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  • Aarthi I
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India111 contributions
    Must do if you visit Thekkady. Would suggest to take the morning or evening ride for this, as more chances of spotting animals during these times. The boats are well kept, the rides are soothing, and the rangers tell the stories about the lakes during the trip.
    We spotted a lot of Bisons, Elephants, Deers and many bird species. This is a unique way to experience the forest from inside.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Sandip
    Mumbai, India303 contributions
    One has to go to the pickup point and purchase tickets for the Bus Trip (to the Ferry point). Boat trip is scheduled multiple times in a day but best visited during the early hours or the last one in the evening. Tickets are available both Online and in the counter. Entire Boat Trip is ~ 1.5 hrs and one has to be very lucky to spot any animals. We didn't spot any, apart from few birds. Overall experience was underwhelming, infact the bus ride to the Ferry point was more adventurous. There is nothing much to see apart from the lake.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Boaz W
    Jerusalem District, Israel374 contributions
    We enjoyed very much the boating. The staff was very helpful and helped us to catch some photos.
    The Green Walk was nice, but we could only hear the elephants, we did not see them
    Written 17 April 2020
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  • Pradip B
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India878 contributions
    It was a nice boat trip through the Waters in the morning hours. We could spot some animals at a distance, but the journey was enjoyable.

    We liked that the staff was very strict and ensured that everyone wore the Life-jackets and nobody was allowed to move around.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • kushalkothari
    Bengaluru, India3 contributions
    We watched both shows, the kalari arts and kathakali. Honestly, we haf low expectations as we didn't know what to expect. However, both the shows were quite exciting. The kalari show would race your heart as you watch the performers do their dangerous routines. The kathakali show wad unexpectedly funny in the first half. The later half was more of a story telling performance which is true of the art form. I believe, the show organizer have adapted the format to suit the casual, multi cultural audience that comes for the shows.

    The venue itself is a bit traditional. Expect the company of your dear forest friends, the mosquitoes.

    Overall, well worth the time and the money
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • Rajaharry
    Pune, India91 contributions
    The eco park at the view point was quite an experience! A visit is a must to this site. Not very far too.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Sumitkumar_13
    Mumbai, India872 contributions
    Mullaperiyar Dam is spread across quite a large area. Nice place to relax in the cool breeze blowing across the waterbody.
    Written 28 September 2018
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    Welwyn garden city91 contributions
    Even thought we visited after the main harvest season, there were plenty of plants still available to look at.
    Our guide was so wonderful and really knew her stuff.

    We got to smell & taste a lot of different spices/ fruits.

    Absolutely worth it!
    Written 4 April 2019
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  • Sabyasachi Mishra
    8 contributions
    good place to know about the spices, various medicinal trees & a tree house good for kids to enjoy. only thing we felt the oils & spices were a bit costlier but otherwise good place to be in.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Sumitkumar_13
    Mumbai, India872 contributions
    Mangala Devi Temple is one of the famous temples in this zone. The architecture is a old one and lot of devotees visit this place.
    Written 28 September 2018
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  • Sherpa27533689581
    1 contribution
    if you are searching for authentic and scientific information on ayurveda - must visit.Good natural environment and well explained by the accompaning guide.Selected wellness products are available
    Written 17 February 2019
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  • VinooShivdas
    Mumbai, India38 contributions
    The waterfall can be watched, but one can't enter as it's fenced. So can only see from distance. Be careful of the monkeys around
    Written 18 May 2019
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