Thekkady – If Kerala is God's own country then Thekkady is its Heaven on Earth

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Thekkady is a tourist place situated in district Idukki, Kerala. It lies on the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, near the banks of the river Periyar.

The Periyar National Park, the most visited Thekkady tourist place, is apt for a jungle vacation. It is surrounded by lush greenery to soothe one’s eyes, sweet breezes running through the hairs, and the sound of water flowing through the river. Thekkady does justice to Kerala’s title of God’s own country, in every way possible.

On a ride through the sanctuary, one gets to see a variety of animals like - wild elephants, bison’s, wild boars, and not to miss the sounds of chirping birds. The sanctuary is also flush with a variety of flora and fauna.

Among the best things to do in Thekkady are - an early morning boat ride in the scenic Thekkady lake, surrounded by hills. And if boat rides are too dull for you, then bamboo rafting through the waters of MullaPeriyar Dam is sure to fulfill your cravings for thrill. For adventure lovers, there are activities like night treks through the jungle, hiking in the day time, and other adventure sports.

What is a trip if our taste buds cannot enjoy too. Enjoy a healthy breakfast with freshly plucked mulberries, red bananas, passion fruits, grapefruits, and guavas. And one must not miss the local snacks, cuisines cooked in fresh coconut oil, and a variety of fish preparations.

At a short distance of 5 km from Thekkady is Murikady. Murikady is also a places to visit in Thekkady, which is a haven for natural spices like black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. A walk through these spice and coffee plantations will surely make you pining for more, with their aroma.

Given its pleasant climate throughout the year, anytime is the best time to visit Thekkady. If you are planning a budget-friendly vacation, then summers are perfect, with few tourists visiting during this time. One can secure great deals on hotels and also enjoy the beauty of nature in peace though sunscreens and light clothes are a must if you plan to go in summers.


Monsoons, too, are a great time to visit. The sanctuary will be draped in a cloak of abundant greenery, and the weather just perfect. But do remember to carry raincoats and umbrellas.

Winters are by far the best time to visit Thekkady as the weather is pleasant, making it great to go on a jungle safari and enjoy the local festivals during this time.


Having said all this, we are all aware of the current situation in the world. While half of the world are dying to step out once the COVID – 19 lockdown is over and meet their friends, the other half is stuck at places away from their closed ones. You can use this time and plan a vacation to get to spend time with your families and friends.

Anyone would want to be in an open space and walk in the lap of nature after being home quarantined for so long, which makes Thekkady the best place they could be. The Club Mahindra Resort in Thekkady not just provides all these things but also more. They are not only a resort that provides you a place to stay, but also arrange adventure games and activities for families and groups both. And feed your taste buds with freshly ground spices.

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